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This week’s theme is ‘Auto-Buy Authors’! I don’t quite have ten because my bank account wouldn’t thank me for that, but there are definitely some authors out there whose work I can’t resist picking up whenever they release something new.
I’m never not going to use an opportunity to gush about Silvia Moreno-Garcia, which you should all know by now. I’ve been following her work since her debut, Signal to Noise, became one of my favourite novels back in 2015, and as soon as she announces a new book, I hit that pre-order button!
I don’t read much YA contemporary, but I love Albertalli’s work and have loved it since I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I think The Upside of Unrequited is still my favourite from her, but every time she releases a new novel I know I’m going to read it when a contemporary craving hits.
Chambers’ science fiction is my favourite. I’m not much of a hard sci-fi reader, I’m never drawn to military sci-fi, for example, and I’m much more likely to pick up fantasy than science fiction anyway. Chambers’ work, though, I love because of the way she writes about people. She explores culture, sexuality, family units, relationships and so much more, and does it all through the lens of sci-fi.
I’ve rated both of Miller’s novels, The Song of Achilles and Circe, five stars. Her writing style is so sumptuous and delicious and I love the way she writes about Ancient Greece. I hope I won’t have to wait another seven years for her next novel!
I still need to read Jemisin’s earlier series, the Dreamblood duology and the Inheritance trilogy, but after I read and loved The Broken Earth trilogy, I went out and bought both series and also picked up a copy of her new short story collection as soon as it was released.
I still haven’t read Kent’s second novel, The Good People, but I loved her debut, Burial Rites, so much that I’m happy to pick up anything she writes – especially if she has more historical fiction on the way!
You’ve all heard me go on and on about how I fell in love with Six of Crows duology last year and it’s all old news to those of you who read and loved it when it was released in 2015. I’ve since read her other Grishaverse novels and have my copy of Ninth House pre-ordered, so I think it’s safe to say she’s become an auto-buy author.
I own all six of Waters’ published novels and am eagerly awaiting her seventh, whenever it might come! Until then I’m still waiting for the BBC to adapt The Paying Guests into a miniseries…