Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-borrow Authors

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:

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, share, comment and link up your list below:

  • 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  • Erik Larson- I eat-up non-fiction and Larson provides quality historical content within a taught narrative framework.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.
  • Kingsolver
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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?

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    1. Exactly my sentiments, I’m drawn to new titles but not for purchasing. I almost need to know I love a book before I commit:) Heading to peruse your list.


    1. Also, I’m so sorry but every time I attempt to leave a comment on your site the WEBSITE box is in red, but I can’t click into it. I’ve unchecked the COMMENTLUV box first but am unable to tab into any boxes except the leave comment.
      Therefore, I’m leaving my response to your list here:
      I’m familiar with many of these YA authors, but Brigid Kemmerer is a new name to me, I will check out one of her titles sometime:) My Lady Jane is already on my tbr and you’ve added fuel to my fire to read it!

      Let me know if I’m doing it wrong on my end on your site, thanks.

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      1. Thank you for letting me know. For some reason some people aren’t able to respond on the blog. We’re still trying to figure out why, but with no luck 😦
        I hope you enjoy My Lady Jane when you finally pick it up!


    1. Maggie’s writing gets me every time, even if some of the plotting is a bit much for me. I try to let my expectations go and just enjoy it. I saw your list and wrote down a few titles!


  1. I’ve only read The Lake House, but I loved it, and I can tell that Kate Morton is a wealth of similarly gorgeous stories. I just need the time and headspace to let myself fully sink into her immersive worlds. One a year feels like about the right pace for me.



    1. Thanks, I’m highly anticipating Miller’s next book, and I’d like to see her branch out to other subject matter. Although, her treatment of Greek myths is so illuminating, I’ll keep on devouring those too.


  2. What a great list. I see some new books to read on my horizon. One of the things I love about Kindle is I can download a sample. Then if I like what I read, I go to the library. I only spend money on books that hit me so hard I know they have to live with me so I can re-read them for years. I love the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. ‘The Crossing Places’ by Ellie Griffiths because the setting is so well written it becomes a character. ‘The Secret of Nightingale Wood’ by Lucy Strange. I wish that book had been written when I was 10 or 12; I would have slept with it to read by flashlight under the blankets. I’ve always been a huge mystery genre fan but lately I weary of the story always starting with ‘the body of a young woman…’. I find myself looking for mysteries that don’t involve women as victims. Those are hard to find. And I’m wandering my way into non-fiction. Just read ‘If Women Rose Rooted’ by Sharon Blackie. Thanks for this great post. There’s never enough space to talk books.


  3. I’m late to the party. I’m ashamed I have never read any Barbara Kingsolver, but I will rectify that soon πŸ˜„. Currently my auto borrow authors are Fredrik Backman, Louise Penny (Gamache series), Liane Moriaty (true Aussie humour). I’m also making my way through Pulitzer winners, as of most of the iconic fiction prizes, this one has more hits than misses from me.


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