It’s Top Ten Tuesday and today’s topic is top ten authors whose books you’ll add to your Goodreads wishlist before there’s even a blurb or cover!
Ruta Sepetys’ two YA historical novels – Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy – are so very different from each other. I can’t wait for her upcoming book, Salt to the Sea, which I added to my wishlist without even thinking!
If it’s a YA novel by Patrick Ness, I’m reading it. I have read his books A Monster Calls, the Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This – and I’ll soon be reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here.
Even though I’ve (shockingly) not yet read Since You’ve Been Gone (soon, soon!), I wanted it as soon as I found out about it. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer are two of my favourite YA contemporary novels. I also have Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend, which she wrote under the name Katie Finn.
It doesn’t yet have a title, cover or blurb, but I’m very much looking forward to Stephanie Perkins’ upcoming contemporary YA horror story. Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After are among the best in contemporary romance.
I only read Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun and The Sky is Everywhere for the first time this year, but I’m reading Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise as soon as I can – especially if it’s heartbreaking!
Louise O’Neill’s in a unique position on this list because I haven’t yet read her latest book, Asking For It. But I know I’ll be reading whatever she writes next because I can tell, having read Only Ever Yours, that her writing is stunning and her stories are incredibly important – and need to be told.
Whether they’re young adult novels or adult fiction, I’ll be reading Rainbow Rowell’s upcoming books for a long time yet. I’ve read all of her books so far: Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Landline & Attachments.
And lastly, now that I’ve read and enjoyed all of John Green’s novels – Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines and Will Grayson, Will Grayson – I have added his as-yet-untitled and highly anticipated next book to my Goodreads wishlist. How could I not?
Are any of these authors on your auto-buy list?