Going Broke: A Love Story

As a librarian, I will never be rich. Not even a little. But I’d probably spend all my money on books anyway, so that may be a good thing.

Despite my small net worth, I still manage to continue filling up my bookshelves (as one does). Four sentences in and I know you are already dying to find out my auto-buy authors. For long time readers, this list will just shock you*.

stephen king

10. Cormac McCarthy. Always a solid option.

09, Kate Morton. I was a little hesitant to include this one, but as I’ve read everything she’s published and I intend to buy the forthcoming The Lake House (which will decidedly not feature Keanu Reeves…probably).

08. Neil Gaiman. 

07. Charlotte Bronte. Another edition of Jane Eyre is out? Consider it bought.

06. Rachel Bach. All the rave reviews of Fortune’s Pawn were well deserved. A female driven space opera is hard to find.

05. Patrick deWitt. Until he publishes something I don’t like, which I hope is never.

04. Richard Russo. My writer of small towns hero.

03. Donald Ray Pollock. When he publishes again, I will be all over that book.

02. John Irving. Even is his forthcoming novel sounds…disjointed and odd.

01. Stephen King. Obviously. I stole this from last week’s post, but when it works… Despite my best intentions, I still don’t own everything he’s published.

Whose books do you always buy? Anyone else going broke? Quite honestly, between my kindle and paper book purchases, it can get quite pricey. To see the rest of the lists, check here.

*I actually considered not doing a list this week because this list is nearly a reiteration of every other most read/most owned/favorite/most recommended list I’ve done. But in case you’re new here – welcome! I love Stephen King.
**Photo found here. You can read when Neil Gaiman interviewed Stephen King.

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  • Christine @ BookishlyB

    I’m definitely partial to Irving’s old stuff. I haven’t read everything, so I can’t pinpoint where the charm wore off… maybe The Fourth Hand?

  • Lianne @

    I would’ve been very surprised if Stephen King wasn’t somewhere at the top of your list (even though the photo was a giveaway) 😉 If my list was longer, Neil Gaiman would’ve definitely made the list. And I’m excited for the new Kate Morton book coming out in the autumn! 🙂

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  • Chrissi Reads

    I definitely need to get into reading some Neil Gaiman. I have heard such wonderful things about his writing!

  • Cait @ Paper Fury

    Neil Gaiman FTW I say!! I want to read all his books…but, zomg, he has so many so it’ll probably take me a while. (I’ve mostly devoured his YA/MG ones, so far. hehe. But I will get brave and attempt his adult ones soon!) AND YES BOOKS ARE EXPENSIVE. *cries*

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  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    I’m a total failure and haven’t read any of these authors. This is a problem that must be remedied.

  • Becky LeJeune

    Yep, King made my list as well! And yes, I’m going broke. My auto-buy list grows exponentially every year!

  • mariahelena

    You can never get too many lists of great authors. I’m not surprised at all that these made your list.

  • MeezCarrie

    Great list!!! Since you are such a Bronte/Eyre fan, you should check out Julie Klassen’s Lady Maybe from my list today!! My TTT

  • Megan McDade

    Stephen King is an author I haven’t read but I feel like I need to. Any suggestions on which on?

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  • April @ The Steadfast Reader

    Obviously. 😉

  • The Book Wheel

    I’m reading John Irving right now 🙂

  • Care

    I’m collecting books by Tracy Kidder. Haven’t read anything by him in a few years and I own 2 that need to be read.

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