Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together. Okay, so I’m not going to lie. The idea of two authors joining forces to write a book both excites and terrifies me. I mean I love so many authors, and to think of them working together to create some kind of super book is amazing. But on the other hand, I haven’t read many books where they’re written by two authors. I’m kind of scared their individual styles I love so much are going to be diminished, or that readers can tell that it was written by two people because it’s not as flowy as it would be if it was written by just one author. But with that said, here are some author pairings I’d consider reading.
1. Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell – Both authors are great contemporary romance storytellers. Readers already fangirl, squeal, flail, etc. over the romance in their books. Or at least I do. I think they could do something magical together in contemporary romance.
2. Meg Cabot and E. Lockhart – I just think this would be an interesting pairing. Meg is one of my favorite YA authors and I loved everything I’ve read by E. Lockhart so far. They’ve both written fluffier romances and also mysterious vibe-y books. I think their writing styles would mesh together pretty well.
3. Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah – Their writing styles are kind of similar from what I’ve seen. I’ve read all Jodi’s books, and I’ll slowly keep reading Kristin’s. But all the ones I’ve read so far are amazing, and I think they could do great things together.
4. Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman – I haven’t read all of Gayle’s books, but I’ve read nearly all of Sarah’s. I think they’re both great storytellers, and could push each other to be even better! I’d love to see what would come out of their heads put together.
5. Sarah Crossan and Veronica Roth – I could always read more dystopian novels. I think they’d be a good pairing because Sarah wouldn’t let Veronica give her readers a crappy ending to the book or series haha.
6. Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella – So I kind of lumped these two together because they’re both British and I figured it would be easier for them to write together. But they actually do have kind of similar styles, and I think they could push each other out of their comfort zones a bit.
7. Sarah J. Maas and Marissa Meyer – I think it would be interesting to see what came out of their joined brain power. They’re both great authors, especially when it comes to characters and romance.
8. Kiera Cass and Kasie West – I love The Selection series (except the last book kind of) and I really liked the one Kasie book that I’ve read so far. I wonder what a contemporary romance book between these two would look like. I can already imagine the feels…
9. Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot – They’re two of my favorite YA authors and I’d like to see what they could come up with together. I’d say Sarah is really focused on emotional topics for her books, and Meg is more action focused/supernatural in some of her novels. A book written together by them could be amazing.
10. John Green and Gayle Forman – I haven’t read many of either of their books, but The Fault in Our Stars and the If I Stay duology were such tearjerkers. I can only imagine how much these two would make me cry if they wrote something together.
Another interesting pairing would be J.K. Rowling with anyone who could make her write another amazing series like Harry Potter. I love those books soooooo much.
Did you have any of the same pairings that I did? Any pairings you’re really dying to read yourself?