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Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is my top ten auto-buy authors. This one was tough – these days I’m more likely to borrow a book on Kindle or from the library than I am to actually buy it. These are the top authors whose books I go after as soon as I hear that they’re writing something new, or discover something that they previously wrote (in the case of the authors who are no longer living). Although I have not read all of the works by these authors, seeing their names attached to a project really piques my interest. To mix it up from last week’s post, I’ve divided these authors by genre. All author photos from Goodreads.

My Top Auto-Buy Authors


1. HP Lovecraft



2. Matt Shaw



3. Jeff Strand


4. Thomas Ligotti


5. Edgar Allan Poe


6. Clark Ashton Smith



7.  Octavia E. Butler


8. Stanislaw Lem



Graphic Novels:

9. Alan Moore



10. Oliver Sacks



Who are your auto-buy authors?

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  1. Literary Feline

    I like how you tackled today’s topic. I haven’t read any of the authors you mention except for Edgar Allan Poe who I do plan to read more by at some Octavia E. Butler is on my must read author list. I have one of her books in my TBR collection.

    • Zed Amadeo

      Poe is one of my favorites. Butler is also a writer whose work I hope to read more of. I’d definitely recommend “Dawn” by Butler if you’re considering checking out her works. Thanks for visiting!

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