Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top 10 Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List

Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
It's kind of funny how you really come to trust an author.  You trust them to take you out of reality for just a short time, whisk you away to strange lands, give you experiences you would never have in the real world, and take you on a journey where maybe you learn a little bit about yourself.  They are tour guides into fictional worlds that mirror our own.  And there are, of course, those authors who you connect to a little more than most.  The way they weave their words, tell their stories, resonates just a little louder in your heartbeat, making you laugh, cry, and dream that much more.

I've got a few authors that "have me at hello."  I need no more persuasion than to get a glimpse of a book cover.  

1) Libba Bray - Each story is unique.  Different.  Funny.  Sad.  Exciting.  She has a unique voice and sense of humor that I absolutely adore.

2) John Green - No other author, with the exception of Harper Lee, has made me just...feel...more than Green's books.  His characters are intelligent and thoughtful.  They say the words I wish I could find.

3) Sarah Dessen - Real people have real problems and finding real solutions.  She's not fluff, yet she's romantic and heartfelt.

4) Gayle Forman - I just love her writing style.  I love the way she tells a whole story from one perspective, and then gives you the opportunity to understand another.  

5) Veronica Rossi - She's new to my list, but I'm sold.  I loved the world she built, the characters she made me care about, and a resonating hope she can weave through the darkness.

6) Maggie Stiefvater - She knocked my socks off with The Scorpio Races and left me pleasantly hanging with the end of book one in The Raven Boys.

7) Jasper Fforde - Talk about a unique voice.  There is no one like Fforde who is witty and strange and amazingly draws you in to his own imagination.

8) Dean Koontz - When I just need a thrill, a genuine, not super gory thrill, he's the author I turn to.

9) Maureen Johnson - She can write funny; she can write sweet; she can write mystery; and she can tweet like nobody's business.

10) Pete Hautman - Hautman's work is so varied.  He's done dystopias and love stories; mysteries and vampires.  He always keeps me guessing.

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