1. Colm Tóibín - I was given a copy of Nora Webster in July and since then I haven't looked back! I just love his writing, it has a very intimate yet subtle feel.
2. Mikhail Bulgakov - I loved The Master and Margarita and the TV series A Young Doctor's Notebook. Whenever I see his book which I don't have, it's an instant buy.
3. Vladimir Nobokov - Another beautiful writer; to me, Lolita might as well be an epic poem because it is simply so lyrical. I can't resist buying his books.
4. Fyodor Dostoevsky - His writing is gritty and fearless; if you thought George R.R. Martin was a ruthless character murderer then "you know nothing (Jon Snow)". Also, I clearly have a thing for Russian writers.
5. Thomas Hardy - I have a bookshelf just full of Hardy stockpiled and waiting to be read.
6. E.M. Forster - I love his writing it's very subtle with both its themes and plot.
7. Jacqueline Wilson - I loved Jacqueline Wilson, her books provided brilliant escapism whilst at the same time, dealing with difficult topics.
8. J.K. Rowling - Like the majority of children, I adored Harry Potter. I have read a few of Rowling's adult novels and I wasn't really wowed, so I wouldn't go out of my way to buy her books anymore.
9. Darren Shan - I loved The Saga of Darren Shan and The Demonata series. I was first introduced to him by my English teacher (who ironically declared J.K. Rowling was just a fad who would amount to nothing).
10. Lemony Snicket - I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events so much, the three children were unique and unlike anything I had ever read. How I would love to lock Count Olaf in a box somewhere!
Potential future auto-buys:
Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, George Bernard Shaw, Kurt Vonnegut and Iris Murdoch?
Who are your auto-buy authors?