August 18

Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto Check-Outs

August 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: 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 follow this blog regularly, you know that I don’t like to spend money on books, and I make use of my library whenever possible. Therefore, I’ve altered my topic to Auto-Checkout Authors. Here’s who I can’t wait to read (click on their name to be taken to their professional website):

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Garth Stein – Ever since I’ve read Racing in the Rain, I’ve made sure to catch up on all of Stein’s work, and I definitely catch his new releases. Although his most recent A Sudden Light wasn’t my favorite, he will still be a pre-release hold at the library for me!

Jennifer Niven – Even though Niven is a new discovery for me with All the Bright Places (my so-far favorite read of 2015), I plan to catch up on my backlist for her, and I will definitely be checking out any new releases that I can.

Cheryl StrayedWild spoke to me when I needed it, and I read everything I could find by Strayed after that. It’s been awhile since she’s had anything new published, but I am waiting patiently.

Neal Shusterman – He is a new-to-me author this year, and I have loved both Unwind and Challenger Deep. I’m hoping to wrap up the Unwind series in the next few months sometime.

Liza Palmer – I am soooooooo glad that I won a contest for Palmer’s most recent release for Girl Before a Mirror, which then led me to Nowhere But Home. I’m not sure I would have discovered her otherwise. I absolutely adore Palmer’s writing style, characters, and setting, and I look forward to reading more of her work.

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Suanne Laqueur – Suanne is also new to me this year, and I came across her work through another contest win (I’ve gotten so lucky on winning entries). I loved The Man I Love, and I was so excited to get a review copy of Give Me Your Answer True. Her writing is exquisite, and you don’t want to miss out on her powerful novels.

Khaled Hosseini – I have been so moved by the stories in all three of his novels, and I can’t imagine myself getting tired of what he produces. His most recent And the Mountains Echoed was not my favorite work, but I still enjoyed it.

Renee Rosen – If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know how much I adore Rosen, both her writing and her as a person. Not only will I read anything she writes, but I will also seek out any book event in the area that I can find. She is a master at taking her thorough research of a time period and blending it seamlessly into an engrossing storyline. I can’t wait for the release of White Collar Girl this fall. In the meantime, make sure you check out Dollface and What the Lady Wants.

Mary Kubica – Kubica has just made this list in the last couple of weeks following my read of The Good Girl. What a great suspense novel. I’m hoping to catch her very new release Pretty Baby soon!

Gillian Flynn – Another master of suspense that I look forward to reading. It’s been awhile since I’ve read something by her, and I need to get a fix soon!

Which authors can you not miss?

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Posted August 18, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Top Ten Tuesday


  1. By Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight on

    Absolutely Neal Shusterman! I would/have/will buy anything he writes, no matter what, basically! A few others for me are Patrick Ness and Lauren Oliver. There’s probably a few others I can’t think of right now too 😉

  2. By Renee on

    Thanks for the lovely plug! I truly appreciate it. We’re just now planning the upcoming events for White Collar Girl. I’ll be sure to post about them in the hopes that you can join us. BTW–I’m putting together a new slide show presentation for this book and it’s going to b a lot of fun! Thanks for your ongoing support!


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