Top 5 Auto-Buy SFF Authors – Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. This week’s topic is auto-buy science-fiction & fantasy authors.


First, a couple of honourable mentions:

Laini Taylor

Her writing is so beautiful and magical and poetic and her ideas always so creative, sign me up. I’ve only read 3 of her books, but I definitely plan on reading all of them and whatever new she comes out with.

Patrick Rothfuss

The only books he has out as far as I’m aware are The Kingkiller books and I don’t know whether he has any plans of putting out books once that series is completed. Having said that, if he does, I will definitely read them.

5. Cassandra Clare

She’s mostly an auto-buy for Shadowhunter books. I have read The Iron Trial and enjoyed it, but that is to date the only non Shadowhunter book of hers that I’ve read. I might read more of them in the future, but I haven’t bought every book of hers as it came out, which is why she’s number 5.

4. Sarah J. Maas

I have loved both of her series and will still automatically buy anything she comes out with, however I’ve been a little disappointed with her last couple of releases, which is why she’s lower on the list than would be expected considering how much I love particularly ACOMAF.

3. Rick Riordan

I love his books so much. I still have a lot of them to read, but they’re all on my list and his new ones are all on my list. Everything that has his name on it is on my list, really. Including the books in his new imprint thing.

2. Leigh Bardugo

I still have to catch up with the Grisha trilogy and admittedly, I didn’t love Shadow and Bone as much as I’ve loved all her other books, but… I’ve loved all her other books and she can only grow as an author. So anything that she comes out with is on my list.

3. Victoria Schwab

Honestly, she’s probably my favourite author at the moment. I have not read a single book by her that I haven’t loved and the few I still need to read, I have no doubt I will love as well.

Down the TBR Hole #20

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Last week’s final number: 337 | Current number: 339 | This week’s final number:  336 | Total books removed so far: 82| Total books kept so far: 118 | Books added since I began: 99 | Books read from my TBR: 26


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series, so I’m really curious.

Verdict: Stays

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Another one that I’ve heard good things about and while paranormal isn’t my favourite genre, I am curious about this.

Verdict: Stays

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

I was really on the fence about this one since it seems very romance-y, but I have a weakness for assassins and Rick Riordan gave it a 4 star rating and likened it to Graceling which I love. So…

Verdict: Stays

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 and I still haven’t read it. Why? No idea. But I still want to.

Verdict: Stays

Miss Peregrine’s  Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This book sounds so cool I just need to read it already.

Verdict: Stays

Omega by Lizzy Ford

Meh, I like mythology but I’m just not very fussed about this one.

Verdict: Goes

Witch Hunter by Virginia Boeker

This one seemed to have a lot of bad reviews and I’m not that fussed about the genre or the synopsis.

Verdict: Goes

Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

I’m not terribly drawn to this. It sounds like it could have potential, but at the same time, I just don’t feel like I’m going to reach for this anytime soon. So maybe one day, but for now, it goes.

Verdict: Goes

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Definitely want to read this.

Verdict: Stays

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

I want to read everything Victoria Schwab writes.

Verdict: Stays

Top 10 Authors I Would Like to Meet – Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Authors I Would Like to Meet – Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top 10 authors you’d like to meet.

I haven’t done a top 10 Tuesday in agessss! Yeah, okay it’s not Tuesday, but that’s beside the point. I’ll do authors I would like to meet and have not yet met.


1. J. K Rowling

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I think most people have her on their bucket list. I would love to meet her some day. She seems like a lovely woman and I mean… Harry Potter.

2. John Green

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I love John Green. I love his books and I love the vlogbrothers and I would really, really love to meet both him an Hank some day (so sad I can’t go to VidCon Europe this year. Hopefully they’ll do it again next year and I’ll be able to go then.)

3. Patrick Rothfuss

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The Kingkiller Chronicle has become one of my favourite series ever and I would absolutely love to meet Pat and have my books signed and ask him questions he’s probably had to answer 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times before (like WHEN IS BOOK THREE COMING OUT?!)

4. Victoria Schwab

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I have fallen in love with her Shades of Magic series and her writing and her stories and I can’t wait to read her other books and I want to meet her so badly akfjdjllkhgskdla;iw!

5. Laini Taylor

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I think Laini Taylor has the most beautifully magical writing style I have ever come across and i absolutely adore it. I love her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series so much, it’s just… magical (even though I still have no read book 3. Goddammit! I have to get on with it!). I am so, so, SO excited about her new book, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

6. Eoin Colfer

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I have said it before and I will say it for as long as my lungs can draw breath and my fingers can type: Artemis Fowl is unfairly underrated and it NEEDS more recognition because it’s amazing! I would absolutely love to meet Eoin and tell him how much I love his books and have them signed.

7. Leigh Bardugo

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The Six of Crows duology destroyed me and I just NEED to have those books signed. I just… I need to. *sobs*

8. Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games is the series that got me into YA. I owe many, many hours of amazing books to this lady. I would love to meet her.

9. Rick Riordan

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As a child, I was obsessed with mythology, and particularly Greek mythology. I loved it so much and I still do, but these days, I’m too old to read anything but children’s books. Rick Riordan sustains me.

10. G. R. R. Martin

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Yeah… I have some questions for Mr. Martin as well (WHEN…). Intelligent (…IS…), pertinent (…THE…), insightful (…NEXT…) questions that I’m sure he will be delighted (…ONE…) and pleased (…COMING…) to answer and discuss with me (…OUT?!). Mhm, yep.


Oh, look. I got 5 men and 5 women. Didn’t even plan it this way, but it pleases me. Nice and even. Cassandra Clare and of course, the QUEEN Sarah J. Mass would have obviously made it on this list, except that I have already had the privilege of meeting these lovely ladies.