Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors


This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it's about...you'll buy it from these authors!). If you want to get specific you can break it into genre especially since I know we did this topic in 2013.

Changing this one up just a tad smidge bit since the only book buying I do nowadays is textbook buying. So here are the Top Ten Of My Auto-Check Out At The Library/Attempt To Find Free Audiobook Recordings From Authors: 

1. Debbie Macomber: I've spoken about her before, but with school starting up soon and most of my time being taken by assigned reads, I'm always excited to pick up her latest book (since she publishes so many in a year) when I finish up a semester. She writes the perfect books for post-semester reading. It also helps that she's written so many books that I haven't read yet, so even if I can't find one of her new ones, I can always start reading one of the series or stand-alone books I gotten to read yet.

2. Danielle Steel: She actually hasn't been on my auto-check for awhile because for a bit there, I was able to see so many adaptations on Lifetime, so I fell woefully behind. However, since Lifetime is now in the business of killing my childhood by coming out with all of these unauthorized movies, it's time to pick her up again. I'm a huge fan of historical fiction and that's an element in so many of Steel's works that I'm adding her back to my list as I delve further into my interests in history and historical fiction.

3. Garrison Keillor: I've spoken about my love for A Prairie Home Companion before, but Keillor has also written standalone fiction and nonfiction as well as novels inspired by Lake Wobegon. I've also loved listening to some of his audiobooks during some of my last road trips, but I think I've now listened to everything that's been converted to audio (gasp), but there are still plenty of physical books I can read when I get the chance.

4. Nora Ephron: I've run into the same problem with Ephron as I have with Keillor: I've run out of things to listen to/read from her. I love her humor and her style. She's made more than one road trip feel like it's going faster because I'm laughing at her words instead of stressing about drivers or counting how many cows I see (and depending on the destination, I've counted more cows than cars) (note: I actually pay attention to the road ahead while I drive. Promise. Don't want that to sound like I'm the worst distracted driver ever) 

5. George Carlin: I prefer to listen to Carlin's books than read them for some reason, which is strange because I read When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops and loved every moment of it. Another strange thing is that I'm going backwards with him, listening to his most recent books first and moving back to the 90s and beyond.

6. Marilynne Robinson: I admit it: I'd never heard of Robinson before being assigned to read Gilead in my Forms of Fiction class. Now, I want to read everything she's written (and am currently reading Lila, Gilead's sequel) 

7. Ann Brashares: I've already read all of the Sisterhood books, but I've been in the process of reading everything else for a couple of years now. 

8. Mary Karr: have I ever mention how much I love Mary Karr????? Because I love Mary Karr. Whenever she has something at the library that I haven't read yet, I'm picking it up. 

9. Elizabeth Gilbert: like a lot of people, I first heard of Gilbert thanks to Eat, Pray, Love, but since then, I've read just about everything else from her that I could find and make sure to check out clips of her speaking (like in TED talks or on something for Oprah)

10. Lewis Black: I love comedy, and Black is one of my favorite comics. Whether it's in book or audiobook form, I'll check them out again and again and they never gets old.

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