Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!
I’m not the best person to write this particular Top Ten Tuesday! I am generally wary of fiction with multiple authors in case it doesn’t work very nicely! However, last month I did read These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner as well as Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti – both excellent books, and very seamless. I did include some illustrator/author mash-ups though (but to be honest, I’d happily have Shaun Tan and Jim Kay illustrate everything for the rest of time!)
1. JK Rowling and Ben Aaronovitch
Rowling wrote the most amazing series of all time, and Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London has been described as Harry Potter growing up and joining the police force. Maybe together they can write about the workforce of the wizarding world – with these two, it definitely won’t be dull!
2. Rick Riordan and Derek Landy
They both base their books around myths, but Riordan’s series could do with some of Landy’s more bloodthirsty scenes. It would be interesting to see how they mesh their different interests – gods and demons.
3. Patrick Ness and Shaun Tan
Patrick Ness’ science-fiction writing would only be enhanced by Shaun Tan’s beautiful drawings. I’d like to see a long-form piece based off The Lost Thing. Or just more illustrations by Shaun Tan!
4. Sarah J Maas and Maria Snyder
An assassin and a poison taster. What other awesome characters might these two come up with? As long as I get a gruesome death every so often, I’ll be happy! And some silly characters like Ari and Janco please!
5. Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss
I actually love these authors more because their work is just so original. But Rothfuss needs to adopt some of Sanderson’s speed!
6. Matthew Reilly and Anthony Horowitz
These two could pair up and write the most epic children’s thriller EVER! I can’t wait to see the interesting deaths Horowitz and Reilly could create together!
7. Marissa Meyer and Shannon Hale
Yay for more awesome fairytale retellings! Meyer tends towards the traditional, while Hale goes for folklore – imagine the awesome fairytale mash-ups we could have!!!!
8. Erin Morgenstern and Jim Kay
9. Jasper Fforde and Cornelia Funke
Both of these amazing authors wrote about entering the world of books. Imagine a collaboration – what more can they come up with?!?!
10. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Oh wait, they’ve already paired up and the result was THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER! Good Omens has literally become one of my favourite books of all time – this is a prime example of where the mash-up works better than the individual (I tried American Gods and liked it, but it was not this good!)
Do you want to see any authors pair up? Do you like reading mash-ups?