Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Posted July 16, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is our auto-buy authors, those authors whose books you add to your Amazon cart as soon as they are available for pre-order. Now, if I were to talk about my Christian Fiction authors, this list would easily be 100 authors long. And while my heart is with Christian fiction (and here are some reasons) I also have a select handful of ‘general market’ authors who are on my auto-buy list as well. Those are the authors I’m focusing on today 🙂

These are authors whose books I am comfortable recommending to an audience who prefers Christian fiction. Their books are mostly free from profanity (or it’s minimal) and no ‘open door’ or explicit love scenes. Intimacy may be implied but never described, at least in the books I’ve read by them.

clicking on the graphics will take you to each author’s Amazon page

*This only applies to Karen Rock’s Harlequin Heartwarming series, not her racier books 😳

As you can see, I favor historical fiction and cozy mysteries when I go outside Christian fiction but I just had to also include Kasie West and Patricia Polacco too!

What about you? What are some of your ‘out of your normal genre’ auto-buy authors?

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21 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

  1. I’m a historical fiction and Biblical fiction girl. But, when I need a good contemporary fiction novel Becky Wade, Courtney Walsh, and Pepper Basham are some of my go-to auto-buys. Sometimes I need a good Suspense novel, so my go-to auto-buy is anything by Lynette Eason or Cara Putman.

  2. I love Kasie West, she is a YA author I tend to go for though I find her books hit and miss for me. For me, I have thousands haha. I’m normally a romance or mystery reader, but love my occasional Christian Fiction where authors like Melody Carlson is an automatic buy for me.

  3. Brittaney B

    I’ve been exploring more outside of the Christian fiction market lately. Some of my favorite author discoveries are Sarah Addison Allen, Amy Harmon, Nichole Van, Mimi Matthews, Kathleen Baldwin, Rebecca Connolly, Amanda DeWees, Joyce DiPastena, Jaima Fixsen, Eva Ibbotson, Irma Joubert, Susanna Kearsley, Holly Newman, Bria Quinlan, Eryn Scott, Lara Van Hulzen, and Ashley Weaver. They all write either clean or non-explicit stories.

    • yes! I love Sarah Addison Allen! Some of hers have some pretty strong language so I didn’t add her to this list but I do love her books. I have heard fabulous things about Mimi Matthews too – she’s on my TBR & now I need to add all of these other authors you mentioned too. Thanks, Brittaney!!

  4. Hazel Gaynor!!!!!! Yaaaaaas! In kinda scared to read Kate Morton cuz I know I’m gonna be hooked. Marissa meyer is one of my general market auto-buy authors.

  5. I adore Kasie West’s books! They’re just so warm and fun. I just downloaded her newest release from the library. I can’t wait to start it. I’m also a fan of Kate Morton’s books, but I haven’t read one in a while.
    Nice list!

  6. We have a few overlaps with Kate Morton and Hazel Gaynor and really it should be Lynn Cahoon too – if she isn’t on my list it’s because I forgot! I love her books. I’m intrigued to see Connie Berry on your list. I think we have some reading similarities and I’ve picked up a couple of her mysteries recently.

  7. Michelle Connell

    I am more of an auto hold at the library consumer, but some of mine are Jacqueline Winspear, Susan Elia MacNeal, Mary Higgins Clark, James Benn, Ashley Weaver, and I’ve just discovered Alyssa Maxwell, so only read the first one so far. I also enjoy the milder ones by Joseph Finder, Andrew Gross and Harlan Coben and I enjoy David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series very much. It’s no wonder I’m always reading!

  8. I’ll definitely put these in my back pocket for a rainy day when I run out of books 😉 Of course, you did tell me I’d enjoy Karen so maybe I need to take a stab at one or two more! My TTT

  9. Nice list! I totally agree with Pam Jenoff and Kate Morton. Their books always hit the spot for me! Kasie West and Josi Kilpack are both members of my church, so I’m familiar with their clean, general market fiction. Patricia Polacco is also great! I haven’t read these other authors, but I’m definitely going to check them out.

    Happy TTT!


    P.S. I didn’t do today’s topic. Instead I took a page out of your book (uh, blog?) and listed my favorite amateur sleuths 🙂

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