Today’s Top Ten Tuesday are the top ten authors whose books I auto-buy, meaning the authors whose novels I preorder/purchase without even thinking about it. Because I know I have loved their previous works, I go on ahead and preorder their books. Since I’m sure I’ll love it, I might as well get it, right?
1. Julie Klassen
Julie Klassen has been on my auto-buy list the longest. I have read every single one of her novels, and have loved each one. Clearly I could not help but add her to my list, so now every one of her new novels ends up on my ‘books to preorder list’ (yes I have one of those). Lady Maybe was the most recent of her books I ordered, although I am already planning on ordering The Painter’s Daughter, which releases in December.
2. Sarah E. Ladd
Sarah E. Ladd has been on my auto-buy list almost as long as Julie has. Although I haven’t read that many of her books yet, I absolutely loved the ones I have finished. Recently, I preordered and read her latest release, The Curiosity Keeper. I really loved that first book in her Treasures of Surrey series, so I am already planning on preordering the next one—Dawn at Emberwilde—which releases next May.
3. Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck is one of my favorite authors of all time. Obviously, it stands to reason that she would be on this list. I absolutely love her books, and am looking forward to all her new releases to come. Especially The Wedding Chapel—it releases in November—which I have already preordered as an e-book.
4. Denise Hunter
Although Denise Hunter is a relatively new author to me, I fell in love with her writing almost immediately. Her Chapel Springs series are some of my favorite books of all times, and I am so excited for her new series, the Summer Harbor series. The first book, Falling Like Snowflakes, releases next month, and I’ve already preordered it, and am making plans to order the second book—The Goodbye Bride—even though it doesn’t release until next April.
5. Katherine Reay
Katherine Reay made it onto my auto buy list easily, even though I’ve only read one of her two books so far. I absolutely loved Dear Mr. Knightly, and I cannot get enough of the Jane Austen themes that filled that book, which make me excited to read her other novel, since it is full of them as well. Not only does she get her inspiration from Jane, she also finds ideas between the pages of the novels by the Bronte sisters, as is evident in her book that is releasing in November. The Bronte Plot is going to be wonderful, I am sure of it, so that is why I’ve already ordered it.
6. Kristi Ann Hunter
Although Kristi Ann Hunter is obviously a very new author to me—she has only released one e-novella—I couldn’t help but put her on this list. Why? Because I was already planning on preordering her first full length release before I even finished A Lady of Esteem (the e-novella). A Lady of Esteem was by far the best novella I have ever read, and I absolutely loved Kristi Ann’s writing style. Since I loved it so much, I already have the whole Hawthorne House series on my ‘books to preorder list’, starting with A Noble Masquerade, which releases next month.
7. Melanie Dickerson
I love, love, love Melanie Dickerson’s books. Her fairy tale retellings are absolutely amazing, and I love the way she ties some of them together. Full of dashing heroes and dangerous situations, her novels are always captivating, which made my decision easy when I thought about who to add to this list. I have been eagerly anticipating her next release—The Golden Braid—for months already, and it doesn’t even come out until November. Obviously I cannot wait until that book shows up at my door.
8. Regina Jennings
Even though I have only read one of her novels, I already love Regina Jennings. A Most Inconvenient Marriage is one of my favorite books of all time, and while reading it, I fell in love with the way she weaves together her historicals. Imagine my excitement when I first found out about her upcoming release—At Love’s Bidding. I immediately added it to my preorder list, and am excited to get to read it soon.
9. Elizabeth Camden
Although I have only read one of her books as well, I am positive I love Elizabeth’s work. She writes the best super sweet historical novels that I cannot get enough of. Since I loved The Rose of Winslow Street as much as I did, I could not help but add Elizabeth to this list and plan to order Until the Dawn, her upcoming December release.
10. Siri Mitchell
Last but not least, Siri Mitchell is another author I absolutely love. The first novel I ever read by her—She Walks in Beauty—is by far one of my favorite novels of all time, and to this day I cannot forget it, not that I’ve tried. Siri does such a wonderful job of writing super sweet, captivating stories that definitely touch your heart, so I always anticipate reading her books. Flirtation Walk—her upcoming March release—is no exception, so that is why she has this well-earned spot on my list.
So, those are my top ten auto-buy authors! I’m excited to see if they change much over the next couple of years. What do you think? Do you have a few in common with me? There’s only one way to find out!
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