Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

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This week’s topic is Auto-Buy Authors.  Given the number of books I already own that I’ve yet to read (let’s not go there), I’ve cheated a little with my list by dividing it into two parts: authors whose books are automatic purchases and authors whose books are automatic additions to my wishlist (but which I’ll probably go on to buy at some point or add to birthday/Christmas lists).

Links from the book titles will take you to my review or the book description on Goodreads.

Auto-Buy Authors

Philip Kazan – I was introduced to Philip’s books when I joined the blog tour organised by Anne at Random Things Tours for The Black Earth.  I absolutely loved the book and adored his most recent novel, The Phoenix of Florence. I also have two more of his earlier books, Appetite and The Painter of Souls in my TBR pile.


Rory Clements – As a fan of historical crime novels, I loved ‘John Shakespeare’ series, starting with Martyr, published in 2009.  I was lucky enough to hear Rory speak (alongside Anne O’Brien) at Henley Literary Festival in 2017.  I also devoured all three books in his new ‘Tom Wilde’ series – Corpus, Nucleus and Nemesis.

C J Sansom – The author’s ‘Matthew Shardlake’ series was one of the first historical crime series I really got into.  I’ve read all the books except for the latest and seventh in the series, Tombland, which is waiting in my TBR pile – or rather in my To Be Listened To pile as I have it in audiobook form.  I also loved his two non-Shardlake historical novels, Dominion and Winter in Madrid.

Robert Harris – I loved An Officer and a Spy and I have several more of his books in my TBR pile, including Pompeii and Munich, and most of his other books in my wishlist.

Alan Johnson – My husband and I are both fans of Alan’s books and we were lucky enough to hear him speak at Henley Literary Festival in 2018.  My husband also got to shake hands with him.  I’ve read two of his four volumes of memoirs – The Long and Winding Road and In My Life: A Music Memoir.  I hope to read the other two at some point.

Auto-Wishlist Authors

Attica Locke, author of crime thrillers such as Bluebird, Bluebird

Alison Weir, author of historical novels such as Innocent Traitor

Sarah Waters, author of historical novels such as The Night Watch

Kate Atkinson, author of novels such as Transcription and the ‘Jackson Brodie’ crime series

Tracy Chevalier, author of historical novels such as At the Edge of the Orchard

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

  1. My list would be very different! Michael Ondaatje, Patrick Gale, Anne Tyler, Maggie O’Farrell, Fredrik Backman, Rachel Joyce, Ariel Lawhon, Greer Macallister, Heather Webb, and most recently, Andrea Bobotis (after her debut novel, I will be anxiously awaiting every word she writes)!


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