I fully understand that many of his books are "same-y" – though I honestly couldn't care less. I love Murakami's distinctive style, his trademark motifs and his familiar characters. In fact, there's not a book of his I haven't enjoyed. I recently finished Sputnik Sweetheart, and upon finishing I thought: is there anything by this author I wouldn't read? Right now I can say there really isn't.
Margaret Atwood is truly one of our greatest living novelists. She just has this wonderful capacity for crafting interesting and original plots without compromising the complexity of her characters. Every book she has written has left me a really contemplative mood, and I have complete faith that anything else she chooses to write will do just the same.
What I love about Neil Gaiman's work is that he explores reality through the use of the fantastical. He writes these wildly imaginative and inventive tales, and yet they always have an emotional basis that enables the reader to connect to them. Regardless of the plot, or the characters, or the setting, I always find a way to relate to Gaiman's work – and that's why I'd read anything by him.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
I think part of the reason I'd read anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is because I really respect and admire her as a person. Her short essay We Should All Be Feminists is just one of those things everybody should read. Her thoughtfulness always translates into her fiction, which is why she could write anything and I'd happily read it.
The Jackson Brodie Series was one of my favourite series for years; I loved the meticulous plotting and the delicate characterisation. However, it wasn't until the release of Life After Life that I realised what a fantastic storyteller Atkinson really is. She tells her stories in such a fascinating way that I can't help but want to read everything she ever decides to pen.
I'm really beginning to believe that Michel Faber is capable of writing absolutely anything. From a Dickensian epic on the life of a prostitute in Victorian London, to a tale of aliens harvesting human meat – he's an insanely versatile author. Though he said that The Book of Strange New Things is his last book, I'll definitely be seeking out anything by him that I've yet to read.
Like a lot of the 'Harry Potter Generation', I'm blindly loyal towards J.K. Rowling. I will read anything and everything she writes. It's just a simple fact: if it's written by JKR, I'll be reading it.