*This is a two-in-one post because I failed to post last week. (I love last week’s topic and I hate that I missed it.)
LAST WEEK: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
First, here are the authors whose published books I have all read and finished:
- Gillian Flynn. Gone Girl started my goal to be a completist of all the books by this author. Sharp Objects and Dark Places were equally thrilling and I am looking forward to read more books by Gillian Flynn. But I guess she’s busy with the movie adaptaions of her books?
- Rainbow Rowell. I finished all 4 of her books and here’s my ranking from most favorite to least: Attachments, Landline, Eleanor & Park, Fangirl. For some reason, I am not too keen about her newest book which will be released in a couple of weeks (September?) but I know that I’ll still read it because I love Rainbow Rowell’s way with words.
Second, here are the authors whose books I have read the most though I have not necessarily completed:
- L.M. Montgmomery. The Anne of Green Gables series is an all-time favorite and I am trying to complete reading the Emily series.
- Francine Rivers. My most favorite Christian fiction writer.
- Dean Koontz. He started my love affair with genre reading. Notable favorites are Lightning and Watchers.
- John Grisham. When it comes to legal thriller, he is a byword. My most favorite book is The Street Lawyer.
- John Sanford. The Prey series is easily my most favorite crime novel. I loved that the series tells a crime story from the POV of the criminal.
- David Mitchell. I have read only 3 of his books (Cloud Atlas, Ghostwritten, number9dream) but I have goal of finishing all of his published books.
- China Mieville. I have also read 3 of his books (The City and The City, Un Lun Dun, Perdido Street Station) but just like David Mitchell, I have a goal of finishing all of his books. I hear China has a short story collection to be released this year? Exciting!
- Sarah Addison Allen. I never really loved magical realism until I read Garden Spells. So far, I have read The Sugar Queen, First Frost, and The Peach Keeper. I have reserved my Decembers for some SAA fix.
THIS WEEK: Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors (if I have the luxury of money)
This week’s topic is somehow related to last week’s and assuming I have plenty of money to spend on books (which I don’t) and I am really trying so hard to curb my book-buying impulses (smart spending and budgeting and all that jazz), here are the authors whose books I would automatically buy, in random order:
- David Mitchell. Because, David Mitchell. Hello?
- Kazuo Ishiguro. I loved Never Let Me Go, and I have read only one book after NLMG, When We Were Orphans, but I do want to read more of his books.
- China Mieville. I would shriek each time I see a China Mieville book on the shelves of my favorite Booksale store.
- Sarah Addison Allen. All my copies of her books are digital ones and I’ve been wanting to buy print copies of them because I know they would look very pretty on my shelf. Hee. And if she has another new book, I know I’ll be reading that, too. And ASAP.
- Rainbow Rowell. Because I must be consistent with my completist goals.
- Gillian Flynn. Same as Rainbow Rowell.
- Melina Marchetta. I have completist goals for this author but, so far I have only managed to read Jellicoe Road. I guess it’s time for another Manchetta read.
- Marilynne Robinson. After Gilead and Home, I will read anything that this author will write.
- Francine Rivers. My most favorite Christian fiction author.
- Philip Yancey. My most favorite Christian non-fiction author.