Would you buy a book based on author alone?
Without reading the blurb or the title or even knowing what it’s about??! Would you?
But only for specific authors. There are only a handful of authors I’d do this for without blinking an eyeball. Although, I actually rarely buy books because I’m permanently poor. So I’m just assuming money isn’t an issue here. These authors are incredibly talented. Imagine this:
Author: “Hey, I’m writing a book about –”
Me: “I’ll buy it.”
So who are these lucky fiends who take my money so fast?
1. John Green
This dude is a writing genius. There’s something incredibly soul-wrenching about his characters and the situations he puts them in. His dialogue? Perfect. His description? Fabulous. I could gush all day! But I won’t, aren’t you glad?
Proof that I’m not the only one who would auto-buy from John Green, just look at this:
We don’t know what this book is about. We don’t know what it’s called or what genre it’s in or WHAT YEAR IT WILL BE OUT. But 3,000 people have added it to-read.
2. MAGGIE STIEFVATER
When people ask me who my favourite author is? Maggie Stiefvater is one of the first names I blurt out. She has YET to write a book I don’t like. I mean, how can you please me that consistently??! (I even rated some of John Green’s books low!) Her books are always 4 or 5 stars.
I’m always terrifically scarred at the end.
Um, what’s going to happen to the Raven Boys? WHAT.
3. LEMONY SNICKET
You should have seen my grin when I found out he was writing a new series! You should have seen my tears when I found out there were only 4 books in it. Nooooo. Please, you have to write more! MORE. I own the full 13 book A Series of Unfortunate Event Series. They are my favourites. Read multiple times.
I even own 5 audios on…wait for it…cassette tapes. I prefer the ones narrated by Mister Snicket himself. The ones narrated by Tim Curry are, okay, I’m just going to say it: they’re freakishly weird.
4. MARISSA MEYER
I’m absolutely in love with The Lunar Chronicles. Fairy tale retellings? Be still my beating heart.
BUT THEN SHE WENT AND DID THIS:
Alice in Wonderland is my FAVOURITE classic ever! I’m just…ohhh, could she get anymore awesome? I’d give anything for this book. I. am. so. stinking. excited.
5. AG Howard
You already know I’m seriously obsessed with Alice in Wonderland…so it’s no wonder that the Queen of Alice Rewrites is already on my favourite-authors-of-all-time list. First she made Wonderland creepier than Tim Burton (that takes talent, my friends). THEN she made Morpheus. (Don’t laugh.) THEN she gave Alice wings like a moth.
6. SUZANNE COLLINS
This list isn’t written in any particular order, but I do feel bad for leaving Suzanne Collins so near the end. I love The Hunger Games. It’s one of my favourite series of all time. (That’s saying something, because I’ve been reading for a loooong time!) But she has written the Gregor the Overlander series and I haven’t read it yet.
7. VERONICA ROTH
I heard her say in an interview that she is still writing! Though she didn’t say what or even give a time-frame to when she’d publish more. (I do understand, though.) But I was so scared she’d wouldn’t write anymore! The Divergent trilogy is quite famous. Suzanne Collins hasn’t written anything for YA since The Hunger Games. I’m absolutely relieved Veronica Roth is still writing.
Least to say, I’d buy it. Anything. I think she writes characters who are incredibly realistic and who have a deep love for the important things in life. Like food. Any author who can make a character CHANGE HER LIFE in order to get more interesting food? I’m sold.
“You’ve never had a hamburger before?” asks Christina, her eyes wide.
“No,” I say. “Is that what it’s called?”
“Stiffs eat plain food,” Four says, nodding at Christina.
“Why?” she asks.
I shrug. “Extravagance is considered self-indulgent and unnecessary.”
She smirks. “No wonder you left.”
“Yeah,” I say, rolling my eyes. “It was just because of the food.” ~ DIVERGENT
I understand this. I understand this a lot.