February 26, 2013 • Cee • Lists

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “top ten authors I’d put on my auto-buy list.”

Daniel Handler

danielhandlerauthorWHY?: The Basic Eight

I LOVE HIM. He is an author I aspire to be. He writes wonderful snarky characters who are wrapped in a world that resembles some inside joke I am desperate to get in on (he subtly references to books, authors, films, etc). And he is a super fantastic speaker.

Richelle Mead


WHY?: The Bloodlines series

I didn’t expect to enjoy reading about vampires and everything that dealt with it, but the world that Richelle Mead created had be falling on my knees. I fell hard for this spin-off series. Adrian Ivashkov is one of those characters I love because he is utterly charming and can banter. My two weaknesses! I bow down to her awesomeness for making me enjoy books about vampires.

Stephanie Perkins


WHY?: Anna and the French KissLola and the Boy Next Door

I can read her books and never get tired of it. I love that her books are light young adult reads that still manages to hit me straight in the heart. It doesn’t hurt that her characters know how to banter with each other.

Melina Marchetta
melina marchetta

WHY?: Jellicoe RoadSaving Francesca

Jellicoe Road is one of my favorite books. The emotions that poured out after reading it, just wow. I never thought a book can do that to me. And after reading Saving Francesca, it solidified her as one of my favorite authors that I always have to read.

Ally Carter


WHY?: Heist Society series

HEIST! She writes about what I like – strong female characters, found families, and thieves + spys! A lethal combination that instantly wins me over.

Lemony Snicket


WHY?: A Series of Unfortunate Events

FOREVER AND EVER. CHILDHOOD HERO! His life and the writing is absolutely superb. It’s gothic-like, and I absolutely adore how he created this world that Snicket, the Baudelaires, and all his other characters live in as if they are actually individuals living in the real world. 

(I know Daniel Handler is the mastermind behind Lemony Snicket, but Lemony Snicket is still his own person!)

Rachel Hawkins

rachel hawkins

WHY?: The Hex Hall series

I will always have a soft spot for this series because these books pulled me back to YA. Bantering couples, yes please! 

Jennifer Echols


WHY?: Such A Rush, Going to Far, Forget You

Her characters are very real, and I get extremely choked up with feelings when I read about what the characters have to face and the love story! I am always a sucker for the love story between the characters. It is always refreshing and sweet.

Sarah Rees Brennan


WHY?: Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy)

That book absolutely killed me. My emotions was all over the place because I was rooting for everybody! Kami, Jared, Ash, Angela, everyone! I’m itching to get my hands on the next book in the series!

Edith Wharton


WHY?: The House of MirthThe Age of Innocence, A Glimpse of the Moon

Yes, I know she is technically no longer living, but whenever I am in a bookstore, I gravitate toward her section and I seem to leave with one of her books. I am a big fan of the subject matter and the themes in her novels. It’s an absolute must purchase. 


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