Because I am fabulous and Divergent and rules do not define me, I’m doing my own twist on the prompt. It’s supposed to be “auto-buy authors”, but I did a list of those last year.
And since you hear me prattle on about my undying love for Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah J Maas, and Marissa Meyer SO MUCH, I figure a) you’ll start throwing their books at me soon just to get me to shut up, b) this might lead to a concussion, c) which could be dangerous! Without my health I haven’t got anything! you get a cake if you get this reference and d) why not talk about authors I’ve only JUST DISCOVERED and who already have copious books out in the wild that I should read?!
So I am.
These aren’t new authors, by the way. They’re just ones I’ve finally bestirred my lazy eyeballs to go search out and read.
This Week’s Prompt:
Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors Authors I’ve Just Discovered and Want To Read More From Regardless of What the Book’s About
1. JANDY NELSON
I’ve read I’ll Give You the Sun and it just about one million percent sold me on Jandy Nelson. Her book was like faceplanting in a world of art. ART. She wrote art. I’m simultaneously jealous of her insane skills and impressed. SO THEREFORE: I need to read The Sky is Everywhere quite badly. She also has a congolmeration of new fabulousness coming out in 2017 called Fall Boys And Dizzy in Paradise. And I want that too.
I want all the things.
2. JODI PICOULT
I know, I know, she’s super famous. But I only just read my first Jodi Picoult book, House Rules, this year! I’d like to read My Sister’s Keeper because the movie is incredible. Yes, I committed the bookworm taboo and saw the movie first. Forgive me?
3. RENEE AHDIEH
Did you know The Wrath and the Dawn is NOT Renee Ahdieh’s first book?! I see so many people assuming it’s her debut, but NO. She’s written an adult book called Fanfare which is a story about…you know what? Who even cares. I want it.
I loved Extraordinary Means. I do so like books about sad, angsty teenagers with witty dialogue and blinding yellow covers. Seriously. I need sunglasses now. But, regardless, I have grand intentions of devouring The Beginning of Everything ASAP.
Okay, technically I read my first Neal Shusterman book, Unwind, in 2012 and had nightmares thereafter. Seriously: I AM STILL NOT OKAY. It was the most traumatising dead tree I’d ever cradled in my shaking paws. Ahhh, but I loved it. But this year I swallowed Bruiser and Challenger Deep renewed my love for his writing. And seriously he has SO MANY BOOKS out there. There’s Full Tilt and the Skinjacker series, not to mention the rest of the Unwind books. Because who needs to sleep at night? ha. Not me clearly.
6. V.E. SCHWAB
She is incredible. INCREDIBLE I TELL YOU. I loved Vicious because it was…vicious. (C’mon, supervillains out to smite each other?! This book was written for me.) I bought A Darker Shade of Magic for a ridiculously low price on kindle, but I want to read her YA, The Archived, series as well. There’s also one called The Near Witch and I have no idea what it’s about except for an educated guess of witches. I am so clever, aren’t I? SUPER CLEVER.
7. RAE CARSON
I read A Girl of Fire and Thorns randomly because a) I was on a fantasy kick, and b) my library actually had it, and c) I wanted to know if this was Katniss’ cousin. IT WASN’T KATNISS’ COUSIN, SADLY, BUT IT WAS STILL SO GREAT. And now I want Walk On Earth A Stranger which is out in September (time, please go faaaster) and Dangerous Voices.
8. NEIL GAIMAN
Ah, I’m not technically “new” to Neil Gaiman either but every time I randomly pick up a book of his I’m struck with this suffocatingly passionate “OMG I NEED READ ALL THIS BOOKS RIGHT NOW OR EXPLODE IN BURSTS AND GLITTER AND DRAGON SCALES”. I’ve read Coraline, Good Omens, and The Graveyard Book in the past, and then this year I swallowed Fortunately The Milk and The Ocean at the End of the Lane…but oh gosh. He must have 900 more. I’m particularly looking at American Gods and Neverwhere and Stardust and Anansi Boys.
10. LOUISE O’NEILL
Ohhh, I’m still not okay after Only Ever Yours. I promise it’s a dystopian not a barbie-doll book. Why do I keep wanting to read this soul traumatising books?! WHY? DO I HAVE NO LOVE FOR MY OWN SANITY? (No.) Her new book, Asking For It, comes out in September. I need it. Except I need #398014 books in September.
Why are all the books coming out in September, I ask you?! WHY?? I’m sure publishers use September to sit back and cackle evilly as they eat small cheesecakes and watch bookworms run around like headless porcupines trying to prioritise all the extraordinary books between having wordy breakdowns. This is no theory, blogglings. This is fact.