Thursday, July 7

Auto Buys...

Maili's column over at RTB yesterday got me thinking about my different lists--Auto Buys, Almost Auto Buys and Used to be Auto Buys. I honestly thought my "used to be" list would be the smallest--alas I was wrong.

Auto Buys-- Authors I will buy without reading the blurb and will always buy new:
  • Mary Balogh
  • Marsha Canham
  • Liz Carlyle
  • Jane Feather (getting close to being on the "used to be..." list)
  • Diana Gabaldon (the only one I buy in hard cover)
  • Juliana Garnett
  • Linda Howard
  • Madeline Hunter
  • Eloisa James
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Maggie Osborne (I know she's retired, but I can still hope)
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips (may end up on the "almost..." list)
  • Candice Proctor
  • Julia Quinn
  • Nora Roberts (what can I say--she's a comfort read)

Almost Auto Buys--Authors I buy after I read the blurb, occasionally I'll pass on what's new and wait for it to be used:

  • Jane Ashford (not a lot of books out there, but I like her writing style)
  • Adele Ashworth
  • Elizabeth Chadwick (I forget to look for her books, but I always enjoy them and there hard to find new or used)
  • Katherine Deauxville
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Karen Ranney
  • Karen Robards
  • Anne Stuart
  • Joan Wolf (if she continues to only write contemporaries, she'll be moved to the "used to be..." list)

Used to be an Auto Buy--Authors I occasionally buy used or have absolutely given up on:

  • Jo Beverly
  • Suzanne Brockmann (current series got old fast for me)
  • Sandra Brown
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Janet Evanovich (tired of Stephanie Plum and wont read the romances)
  • Julie Garwood ( I think I out grew her writing style, though I still get her books used)
  • Susan Johnson (I liked her old historicals with all the footnotes)
  • Brenda Joyce (eek--her contemporaries are horrible)
  • Katherine Kingsley
  • Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick... (tired of the same book over and over again)
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Elizabeth Lowell
  • Pamela Morsi (love her historicals, wish she was still writing them and not contemporaries)
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • JD Robb
  • Kathleen Woodiwiss

I was going to be obnoxious and do a list of the "Just Shoot Me If I Ever Buy Them Again", but decided that was rude, even if it is my blog.

Have a great day, and happy reading.


Wendy said...

I know - come back Pamela Morsi, come back!

I also feel this way about Susan Wiggs. Love her historicals, cannot get into her contemporaries.

And I love the new look!

Bookwormom said...

Love the new look, Tara!

Megan Frampton said...


The new design is gorgeous...I don't buy new, but I do have some authors I read everything of, even though (Amanda Quick, cough, cough) I know what to expect. Somehow I just can't stop myself. There are a couple I will never read again, too, no matter how rave the reviews.

Anne E. said...

I thought I had been directed to the wrong site! Looks nice.

My only auto-buys at present are Marsha Canham, Sara Donati, Diana Gabaldon, Diane Norman, and Mary Reed McCall in romance; Anne Rivers Siddons in women's fiction; and Nelson DeMille & Daniel Silva in mainstream fiction/suspense.

I'm sitting here typing under a tornado watch that is not supposed to expire until 10:00 pm, so I won't be going to bed until then. Whenever we have a watch, which is not all that frequently, I stay dressed.

This has been quite a day what with the horrible terrorist attack in London and the weather situation developing in the Gulf and over the southern states. In addition, my grandson, his mother, & little sister flew back to Virginia from Kansas today. I won't even go into the details as to why they stayed an extra two days in Kansas when they were supposed to drive home with my daughter-in-law's parents on Tuesday morning. It was one of those times when a grandmother just keeps quiet! But let's just say that last minute airline tickets cost a whole lot o'money!

sybil said...


I must do lists. I like! And I would so make Elizabeth Lowell an auto buy again if she would do westerns or historicals again.

I have never read Pamela Morsi