Top Ten Tuesday: the consistent preorder

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday challenge from the Broke and the Bookish!

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This week’s list: authors whose works I buy as soon as they’re published, no matter what – regardless of genre, topic, or format.

As a starving university student, I’ve massively cut down on the number of books I buy. On the other hand, there will always be few authors I’ll always have a soft spot for – and you’ll find their new books on my shelf as soon as I can get my hands on them. For this top ten I’ve only listed six – because that’s the honest truth. I’m a pretty heavy library user (uh, it’s a bookstore where you don’t have to pay for the books) but these are the authors I consistently pre-order as soon as I discover a new book is coming out – library waitlists be damned. 

David Mitchell

David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and most recently The Bone Clocks. He creates narratives that are mind-bending and masterfully twisty through and through. 

Douglas Coupland - Photo by Jesse Milns

Douglas Coupland first hit it out of the park with Generation X and has just kept on doing it. I own every single one of his novels and a fair few of his nonfiction works as well.

Chuck Palahniuk - Image from Twitter

Chuck Palahniuk is the master behind Fight Club and so many more. I just picked up Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread from the library and I’m mega excited to dive into it.

Lev Grossman - from Vulture

Lev Grossman is best known for The Magicians trilogy (which, super exciting sidenote, is appearing as a TV series on SyFy in 2016). He has a quirky, irreverent voice that I can’t get enough of.

Haruki Murakami - from the Spectator

I automatically buy everything Murakami publishes – which sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Last year I struck out with Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, but hit a home run with The Strange Library.

Margaret Atwood - Buzzfeed

No matter which way you look at it, Margaret Atwood is a powerhouse of Canadian literature – and one of my all-time favourite authors. Oryx and Crake is a masterpiece, Cat’s Eye is a masterpiece – I could go on. 


2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: the consistent preorder

  1. Lev Grossman!! I should’ve remembered him! And I thought about putting Atwood on my list as well but since Ive only just really discovered her it didn’t feel right.


    • Atwood’s a hard one! I almost didn’t include her because there are still so many of hers I haven’t read, even if they’ve been on my shelf for a while. But I’ve really loved everything that I’ve read of hers, and I’ve read a fair few when it comes down to it – she’s just published SO. MANY. BOOKS.


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