TTT: Ten Reasons I’m Thankful For a Favorite Author

November 26, 2019

Thankful For a Favorite Author

TTT 10 reasons I'm thankful for a favorite author
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***Book titles are Amazon affiliate links; my reviews are linked as available

top ten tuesday

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Freebie.

Do you have a favorite auto-buy or auto-read author?

Do you need an auto-buy or auto-read author?!

Who is your favorite auto-buy or auto-read author?

What qualities are important to consider when deciding on an auto-buy or auto-read author?

Books from auto-buy or auto-read authors are ones I’m likely to preorder or request from the library before publication day. They are books that don’t require a great deal of research or contemplation. I know I’m going to want to read the new release to see for myself. These are authors that I’ve grown to trust. I have a mental list of several auto-buy or auto-read authors including Fredrik Backman, Kate Quinn, Ruta Sepetys, Stephanie Dray/Laura Kamoie, Louise Penney, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mitch Albom, etc. etc.

This is not the only way I choose a book, but certain authors are irresistible! In today’s Thanksgiving-focused post, I’m listing 10 reasons I’m thankful for Fredrik Backman and his work.

Ten Reasons I’m Thankful For a Favorite Author, Fredrik Backman:

He is…..

  1. Creative
  2. Thoughtful
  3. Humorous
  4. Honest, Authentic, Truthful
  5. Poignant
  6. Risktaker (in content and genre)
  7. Masterful Story Teller
  8. Exquisite Writer
  9. Creator of Memorable and Often Quirky Characters
  10. Committed to Substantial Themes


Fredrik Backman Titles

*** My favorites are starred

(titles are Amazon affiliate links or links to my reviews if available)

*** A Man Called Ove

man called ove

*** Beartown


*** And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (novella)

And Every Morning

*** The Deal of a Lifetime (novella)

The Deal of a Lifetime

*** Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here

*** Things My Son Needs to Know About the World (NF)

Things My Son Need to Know About the World

Us Against You (sequel to Beartown)

Us Against You

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry

New fiction release coming in 2020 inspired by Backman”s real-life experience as a victim of a robbery in which he was shot in the leg and suffered resulting anxiety.


Have you read a Fredrik Backman title? Do you have a favorite?

Do you have an auto-buy author? 

Happy Thanksgiving if you are celebrating this week! I’m so thankful for all my followers and fellow readers and for each comment, like, and share! Book people are the best people!


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    • The new book is out in Sweden…..anticipating an English translation in 2020! Did you read Things I Need My Son to Know? The last chapter in that essay collection speaks of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and getting shot during a robbery…..triggering some debilitating anxiety. I was surprised to hear it is fiction and not nonfiction. It should be good! Still waiting on the 3rd Beartown book too! Thanks for commenting!

    • Yes, I’ll read every word he writes! I’m eagerly anticipating his new book based on the anxiety that was triggered after he was shot. And also waiting for the 3rd Beartown Book! He’s an intriguing author! Thanks for commenting Jaymi!

    • Thanks for commenting! I think I should edit to add “auto-READ” authors because I, too, am a heavy library user! And yes, I have several more also! Ruta Sepetys, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray/Laura Kamoie, etc….so thankful for wonderful authors! 😍

  1. Oh goodness, I have quite a few authors that are auto-reads for me. Admittedly not always auto-buy but there is a list of people that every time I see one of their books I know I’ll enjoy it. I haven’t heard of this author before but the covers are gorgeous – definitely one to check out!

    • I have quite a list too! Re Backman, start with Ove or Britt or one of his novellas to see what you think. Beartown is great, too, but grittier. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Carol,
    Wow. I love it.
    When I started rigorous reading, I had a favorite author John C. Maxwell. Then when I met him in person he told me that each author is like a mentor, and I should never have one mentor. He continued, ‘You can never say that you have one mentor unless you are not growing. As you grow, you conquer new heights. Each author helps chisel away something from each mountain and obstacle on your journey to freedom.’ With that said, my favorite author list is bulky. I have never heard of this author before – could it be because am a nonfiction stickler?

    • I agree with this quote! There’s much to learn from a variety of authors! I have a long list of favs too, but Backman is near the top! If you decide to give him a try let me know how it goes! Thanks for commenting!

  3. I love your list! My husband loves this author. He read “A Man Called Ove” and really enjoyed it. Your quality list for him is spot on I’d say. What a brilliant way to feature him! Thanks for sharing the rest of his work!

    Happy Thanksgiving dearest Carol! ♥

    • You’re very welcome Holly! I’m glad to hear your husband has discovered him! Thanks for commenting and Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 🍂

  4. […] If Backman had written 100 books, I would have read them all! They are all different so it’s difficult to choose a favorite. Thus I’m listing all eight! At the moment, he is my favorite author (and will be at the top of this list when he writes more books). I devoted an entire post to Backman here. […]

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