#SixForSunday – Authors I’ll Always Pick Up

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This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is one I have no problems answering: my auto-buy authors.  For this prompt, I thought I would share the first books that I read from my favourite authors as well as talk about what made me fall in love with them.  On with the post!

The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne | Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard | Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

It will be no surprise to anyone who knows me to see that Holly Bourne on my list.  The first book of hers that I read was actually her second novel, The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting.  After I finished reading that book, I immediately hunted out her subsequent novel Am I Normal Yet?  and from that I fell in love with Holly’s writing. I love how her books talk openly and honestly about teenage mental health, and I wish they had been around when I was that age.

An author I fell in love with after reading her debut was Sara Barnard.  Beautiful Broken Things had one of the most accurate depictions of female friendship I’ve ever read.  Sara’s books are realistic and you WILL fall in love with her characters.  I cannot WAIT to read her next book, Fierce Fragile Hearts, which is a follow up to Beautiful Broken Things.  

I can’t remember how I heard about Louise O’Neill, but I am thankful I did.  Her debut, Only Ever Yours was incredibly dark, and I still can’t get over THAT ending.  Louise’s writing is razor-sharp and unforgettable and for that I know I will always be buying her books.

Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood | Della Says OMG! by Keris Stainton | The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella 

Kirsty Greenwood is a fairly new author to me, but she quickly became an auto-buy author after her laugh out loud book, Yours Truly.  Honestly, read it. It’s SO good.   If you want fresh and funny fiction, Kirsty is your woman.  All of her books are available on Kindle Unlimited, so go forth and read!

I was a bit late to the Keris Stainton party, and the first time I read one of her books was during her Writing for Teenagers course.  (It’s a shame Keris is no longer running the course as I found it so helpful)  Even though I haven’t quite finished the novel I originally attempted during the course, I am glad to have discovered Keris’ books as they are so much fun.

Finally, an author I have been reading for years is Sophie Kinsella – I always used to borrow her books from the library as a young teen.   Even now, in my adult years, I can always rely on Sophie for a laugh out read, and her books are so easy to read over and over again. 

Do you have a favourite author?

Daniella x

5th August 2018
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