An “auto-buy author” is an author that you will always buy books from, no matter the content of said books. I think a lot of avid book lovers gain auto-buy authors over time as they find authors that continuously write books that they enjoy. Not every favorite author will necessarily become an auto-buy author, but I think every auto-buy author is very likely a favorite author.
In this post I’m sharing a few of my auto-buy authors and why I buy almost all of their books.
Sarah J Maas
Sarah J Maas has become one of my all time favorite authors. I will likely read and enjoy all of her books. Though I will admit I haven’t read all of her published books. I still need to read The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6), Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7), and House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1). And I don’t know if I have a true desire to read her DC Comics book collab, Catwoman: Soulstealer. I’m not really a DC fan so I’m honestly on the fence about it (but if another Sarah J Maas fan has read it and found it amazing, please tell me about it without spoilers to try and change my mind).
If you haven’t heard of Sarah’s books, she writes young adult and new adult high fantasy books. Throne of Glass, her first series, is about an assassin named Celaena Sardothien who has spent a year in slavery. She is brought before the Crown Prince who is offering her freedom on one condition: she must compete as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Throne of Glass is a young adult high fantasy series. Her second series is A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s a beauty and the beast retelling but darker and involving High Fae within the high fantasy world. A Court of Thorns and Roses is probably my favorite series of all time and definitely my favorite Sarah J Maas series. Her third and most recent series is Crescent City, and it’s Sarah’s first adult fantasy series. I honestly don’t know a ton about it besides that it’s fantasy and includes a romance. But based on the synopsis, there’s demons and angels and fae so it definitely sounds interesting. Fantasy romance is probably a good description for what Sarah prefers to write.
Most people know about Rick Riordan, whether they’ve read his books or not. He’s best known for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. However, he’s written multiple spin-off series since finishing Percy Jackson and the Olympians, including Heroes of Olympus, Trials of Apollo, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and the Kane Chronicles. I’ve only read through Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus series but I own almost all of his demigod related books.
Rick is one of my all time favorite authors. His books have been a part of what helped me accept my ADHD and not see it as a complete burden or a problem because Rick’s stories suggest that ADHD (and dyslexia) is a sign you might be a demigod, and that’s honestly pretty cool.
This is an author I honestly don’t see much on social media. But Morgan writes cute contemporary novels. I read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and fell in LOVE with her style of writing. She includes images and graphics like menus or playlists in her stories. It adds a nice visual element to the story. After reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, I almost immediately bought most of her other books. I haven’t read them just yet because I’m a mood reader and I don’t often read contemporary. But Morgan has been a part of my starting to get into the contemporary genre. If you aren’t necessarily a big contemporary reader, I definitely suggest Morgan because her writing style is so unique and fun to read.