I'm a pretty loyal person- to a fault, perhaps. I get upset when sports teams trade players all willy-nilly, stand by shows when they start declining (here's looking at you, Grey's), and would cut someone if they talked shit about my family or husband. The same goes for a select group of authors. This week The Broke and Bookish ask us for the ten we'd automatically pre-order.
1. Nick Hornby- He's had a few flops, but they're book-ended with some really great ones.
2. Ian McEwan- I've never read one of his book that I didn't like.
3. TC Boyle- I love how he takes social issues and turns the into such great novels.
4. Jonathan Safran Foer- My life will only be complete when I get to go to one of his readings.
5. Ann Patchett- I need to get the rest of her books- I'm absolutely in love with the ones that I have read (Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Patron Saint of Liars).
6. JK Rowling- This may change after I read The Casual Vacancy.
7. Jeffrey Eugenides- Three books, three successes.
8. Isabel Allende- I think we've talked about my love of the Mother of Magical Realism before...
9. Carlos Ruiz Zafon- His writing is this wonderful mixture of fun, intellect, mystery, and beautiful imagery.
10. Reif Larsen- He's only written one book, The Selected Works of TS Spivet, but that's all it took to win me over.