Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Auto-Buy Authors. I’m tweaking it slightly to Auto-Read, since I’ve managed to successfully curb my book-buying, with the help of an excellent library system! So the authors who I will absolutely read anything they write, in no particular order:
Rin Chupeco wrote The Bone Witch trilogy, which I adored. I need to get my hands on The Girl From The Well and The Never Tilting World.
Mercedes Lackey is still one of my all-time favorite fantasy authors. Valdemar holds a special place in my heart, and the Halfblood Chronicles, co-authored with Andre Norton, remains one of my all-time favorite series.
Elizabeth Acevedo debuted with The Poet X, which was absolutely amazing, and after reading With The Fire On High, I am sold. I’ll read anything she writes.
S.A. Chakraborty is the author of the Daevabad trilogy, with the conclusion due out in April. I can’t wait, because the first two have been great. I might have to re-read them before the third, though, which is not something I do often.
Anne-Marie McLemore writes enthralling fairy tales and I just can’t get enough. I am still working my way through her catalog, but I’ve read two of her books and two short stories so far.
Rosamund Hodge also writes fairy tales, but more recognizable ones – retellings, rather than just involving fantastical elements. Between Romeo & Juliet, Beauty & The Beast, and Little Red Riding Hood, her stories are magical and mesmerizing.
Amy Rose Capetta, along with Cori McCarthy, are a pair of non-binary authors that have, both together and separately, written some awesome fantasy novels, from gender-fluid sorcerers to queer King Arthur in space. I’ve read more of Capetta than I have of McCarthy, but I plan to fix that soon.
I can’t forget one of my favorite authors on Twitter, Katherine Locke. They wrote The Girl With The Red Balloon and The Spy With The Red Balloon, as well as a short story in Unbroken. They’re editing It’s A Whole Spiel, an upcoming short story collection about Jewish teenagers, which I very much want to get my hands on.
The sole white man on this list is Neil Gaiman, who is arguably the King of Fantasy and a massive ally of marginalized people.
Great list! I love Neil Gaiman’s work, and there are so many other authors here I want to check our or read more from. Anna-Marie McLemore is an author I need to try asap, as are Elizabeth Acevedo and Katherine Locke. I want to read more from Amy Rose Capetta (I so enjoyed The Brilliant Death) and S.A Chakraborty – I actually just finished The City of Brass last night, so I’m looking forward to reading The Kingdom of Copper soon. I want to cross The Bone Witch off my TBR soon, too! 🙂
Neil Gaiman is the only author on your list I’ve read so far. I really need to check out the rest. They sound amazing.
The Bone Witch is super high on my TBR, I’m really hoping to get to it soon. Neil Gaiman is also an author I completely overlooked but would absolutely auto-buy from!
S.A. Chakraborty is fantastic. I can’t wait to read more from her. 🙂
Lauren @ Always Me
I LOVE S.A. Chakraborty’s writing. She builds tension and knows how to drop a twist on you. Reading her books is so exciting. 🙂