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Sort of Auto-Buy Authors / #toptentuesday 197

Auto-buy authors is something I find a tricky topic. I have a lot of books and sometimes I end up having all or almost all the books by an author, just because they all sounded nice (cough JK Rowling cough). Not because I am in anyway attached to the author.

But on occasion there are those authors that do always stand out to me. Of which I do want to own all books. In who I have some or all trust. In some cases I do still need to buy a lot of their backlist books, in other cases I don’t. In other cases they aren’t in my area of interest (children’s books and the like).

So here we have some of my sort of auto-buy authors for this week’s top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

* Novellas

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelTerry Pratchett

Owned: Good Omens / The Color of Magic / Equal Rites / Mort / Sourcery / Wyrd Sisters / Guards! Guards! / Eric / Reaper Man / Witches Abroad / Lords and Ladies / Soul Music / Maskerade / Hogfather / Carpe Jugulum / The Truth / Thief of Time / The Last Hero / The Wee Free Men / A Hat Full of Sky / Going Postal / Wintersmith / Making Money / Unseen Academicals / I Shall Wear Midnight / Snuff / Raising Steam / The Shepherds Crown / Discworld Mapp / Turtle Recall / The Long Earth / Only You Can Save Mankind / Johnny and the Dead
Still Need to Get: Everything else, especially of Discworld πŸ˜›

Pratchett wrote so much in is life, it is going to take forever to catch up. But that is okay like I wrote in my why I am taking my time with discworld.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelJonathan Stroud

Owned: Bartimaeus trilogy + prequel / Lockwood & co. series
Still Need to Get: Heroes of the Valley / Buried Fire/ The Leap / The Last Siege

You know Stroud is one of my favorite authors but I haven’t gotten to the books he read in between Bartimaeus and Lockwood. They never really got on or got any attention. I still want to read them but I am in no rush.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Rachel Hartman

Owned: Seraphina duology / Tess of the Road
Still Need to Get: x

Up to date here. There is a children’s series she wrote but I’m not interested in that.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Jen Williams

Owned: The Copper Cat Trilogy / The Ninth Rain / The Bitter Twins
Still Need to Get: The Poison Song

The Poison Song only came out this year so I am fairly up to date here as well. This is one of my newest additions to my favorite authors list.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Rick Riordan

Owned: Percy Jackson / The Heroes of Olympus / Magnus Chase / Trials of Apollo 1-3 / Companion books
Still Need to Get: The Kane Chronicles / Tres Navarre

I have read and own a lot. The question is, do I want to go back to his earlier books? I will probably read The Kane Chronicles from the library as they are translated, and unless I love them, will not buy them for myself. I am undecided on the Tres Navarre series.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Naomi Novik

Owned: Temeraire 1-7 / Uprooted / Spinning Silver
Still Need to Get: Temeraire 8-9 / Golden Age and Other Stories / Will Supervillains Be on the Final?

Naomi Novik is just great and I really need to start Temeraire.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Zen Cho

Owned: Sorcerer to the Crown / True Queen / The Terracotta Bride * / Spirits Abroad *
Still Need to Get: The House of Aunts * / The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo *

I love Zen Cho’s first full novel so I really need to go back and read some of her novella’s.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Becky Chambers

Owned: Wayfarers 1-3
Still Need to Get: To be Taught, if Fortunate *

So To be Taught, If Fortunate isn’t out yet so I am up to date here as well, technically. I do still want to own a physical copy of Wayfarer 1. Now I just have the ebook.

47 thoughts on “Sort of Auto-Buy Authors / #toptentuesday 197

  1. Great list! Becky Chambers made my list this week, too. I’m reading Seraphina at the moment and really enjoying it, so I’m hoping Rachel Hartman might become a new favourite. πŸ™‚ I need to start the Temeraire series, too!

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  2. Terry Pratchett is probably the only auto-buy author I have if I find his books out in the wild. xD I’ve bought them at second hand shops, Dollar Stores, and sometimes Kindle sales. Whenever I see them discounted, I snag what ones I can, because it’ll probably take me the next 10 years to collect them all at this rate LOL.

    I actually got Stroud’s Heroes of the Valley at the library book sale today, and I thought of you!

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  3. I did a “not exactly auto-buy” list, too. πŸ“š

    Of course Pratchett and JKR were on it. I was thinking about putting Becky Chambers on it, but I have all three books on my Kindle and I really want to wait and see if they will some day either release the first book in hardcover, or maybe do a boxed set. πŸ˜›

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  4. So great! I need to read more Naomi Novik because I loved Uprooted and Spinning Silver! I have the first book of her Temeraire series. Also, that Becky Chambers book looks amazing?! Will be sure to check her out πŸ™‚

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    1. I loved the first Temeraire book too! I mean compared to Uprooted and SS it shows how she has grown in her writing since writing Temeraire but I still really loved it.

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  5. Rick Riordan made my list too!

    I’ve just started reading the Temeraire series! I’m currently on book 3. I love them. ❀ I also read Uprooted which I quite enjoyed! It wasn't a favourite but I did really like it.

    My TTT post!

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  6. I loved The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo! I think it made my best of list a few years back. (I actually haven’t read any of her novels and need to make that a priority). I struggle with novellas ordinarily, but this one doesn’t feel too short or rushed.

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  7. Ik heb enkele auteurs van wie ik de vervolgdelen in één specifieke serie automatisch bestel ook al ben ik nog niet helemaal bijgelezen met de reeks. Maar een auteur van wie ik automatisch alles koop heb ik niet. Zelfs van J.K.Rowling heb ik enkel de Harry Potter boeken. Koekoeksjong en Zijderups leende ik bijvoorbeeld gewoon bij de bibliotheek. Die hoefde ik niet persé te hebben.

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