Hey, this gal works in a public library and must endorse borrowing with every given chance. Truthfully, I rarely buy any new releases. Most of my book pennies go to thrifted classics and childhood favorites. My personal library is eclectic, full of mismatched sets and spines that possess names of long-dead writers. If I were to auto-borrow based on author, here’s what I came up with:
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- John Green- my go-to for a topical, insightful viewpoint edged in love and tragedy.
- Erik Larson- I eat-up non-fiction and Larson provides quality historical content within a taught narrative framework.
- Paula McClain- even stronger is my love for historical fic. McClain paints rich tapestries of both well-known figures and those who they’ve seduced and destroyed along the way.
- Madeline Miller- A bright literary star since the overwhelming reception of second novel, Circe. Miller spins words into magic. I can’t wait to see what she takes on next.
- Kate Morton- adept at weaving dual storylines, flashbacks and plot twists into fascinating historical fiction mystery.
- Pulitzer Prize Fiction winners: Steinbeck, Wharton, Buck, Mitchell, Penn Warren, Lee, Faulkner, Tyler, McCarthy, Strout, Doerr, Whitehead. All winning titles may not be timeless, but the list consists of some of the most legendary books I’ve read.
- Maggie Stiefvater- sigh, she writes characters with such beauty and raw emotion like no one else right now.
- Barbara Kingsolver- I believe I actually have purchased, received or gifted nearly every book she’s ever penned.
There you have it. When it comes to books, I stick with the tried-and-true and am more likely to buy multiple copies of Holmes’ stories, LOTR and Austen novels.
However, I am fascinated by which current authors get the automatic attention. So who made your list?