Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Author Duos I'd Love to See Write Together

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This is a really interesting topic. I never think about writing duos but I have read my fair share of co-authored works and I always really like them. They make for really complex novels usually. So here I picked a bunch of authors that I thought would be good together mostly because they have written some similar things and have done it really well.

1.) Brandon Sanderson and George R.R. Martin
Okay, so I love the idea of this pairing. For one thing they both right great fantasy series with intricate worlds and complex characters. But Sanderson is such a prolific writer he's basically a robot. GRRM takes forever to write things. If they wrote together then maybe it'd keep George on a timeline.

2.) Lev Grossman and Rainbow Rowell
So I heard Rainbow Rowell speak last week and she mentioned how much she loved The Magicians and that Lev played with the tropes which is what she did in Carry On. I love that and I think the two of them working together would be amazing.

3.) Leigh Bardugo and Ally Carter
I saw Ally say something on twitter when Six of Crows came out about Leigh joining the ranks of writers doing heist novels. They're both amazing writings but they're so different. I think it would be interesting for them to write a heist novel together.

4.) Victoria Scwab and Marie Lu
So both of these authors are really versatile writers but for me they are at their best when they are writing kind of dark characters with intricate worlds. I'd love to see what they come up together. I know there would definitely be some complex things happening.

5.) Libba Bray and Kim Liggett
Libba is one of my all-time favorites especially her mystery/supernatural books and while Kim is really new but I was blown away by how creepy Blood and Salt is. Plus they are both really funny and I think together they would create such an interesting book

6.)  Marissa Meyer and Mackenzi Lee
Both Marissa and Mackenzi are great with retellings. Like these are some of my favorite retellings because they are so creative. Plus Marissa's sci-fi experience with Mackenzi's steampunk would mix really well to create something I would read the crap out of.

7.) Sarah J. Maas and J.K. Rowling
When I finished reading Queen of Shadows it felt like I had finished a Harry Potter book. It was so intricately plotted with little things that were introduced earlier having a big impact on the climax. I think these two writing together would make a flawless fantasy series.

8.) Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I read both of these debuts last year and they are so different, One of them had me laughing out loud while the other ripped my heart out. But they were both such real and honest portrayals of being young and gay. I think these two writing together would create a really interested and balanced story.

9.) Kate Forsyth and Naomi Novik
I've become such a huge fan of Kate Forsyth's retellings. They're dark, mysterious, and a little tawdry. Naomi Novik wrote what felt like a modern fairy tale and a book that was also really dark and mysterious. I think these two together could come up with something really amazing.

10.) William Ritter and Brandon Sanderson
Started with Sanderson and finishing with him too. I love Ritter's Jacaby series. It's fun and mysterious with great characters. I feel like some more elaborate Sandersonesque world building would make it even better,

What authors would you like to see writing together? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Great list! I haven't read some of these authors, but you have some great duos that NEED to happen!

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  2. Hmmm, you got yourself some really interesting pairings indeed! I must confess that one pairing that I know that works well and want to read in book form is the Starkillers stories by Sarah J Mass and Susan Dennard! I love how those two write science fiction together and want these stories in book form!!

  3. I've seen Becky and Adam a few times around for today's TTT and I love it! I do believe they're already working on something together though which is super exciting! I adore Libba Bray and Kim Liggett and their books so much- they'd co-write an amazing book for sure!

  4. OH my gosh these (of course) are all amaze balls! My personal favorite just happens to be Kate and Naomi! They would be perfection together!!

  5. Maas and Rowling? I don't think I'd know what to do if this pairing actually happened. It would be phenomenal!
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  6. Marie Lu and Victoria Schwab would be the best author duo that there ever was-- masterpiece central! I want that to happen! Great list! Happy reading!

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  7. Ooh nice! Have read some of these, maybe 2 are on my TBR pile being debut authors...and yeah! Definitely would like to see some of these duos happen!

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  8. I like how Sanderson is just on here twice. I approve. Also I would LOVE to read a novel co-authored by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. It would probably be a mix between laugh out loud funny, and then SADNESS EVERYWHERE. :)

    Great list!

  9. oooohhh I love all your pairs, but I def ship sarah J maas and JK Rowling!
    Victoria Schwab and Marie Lu would write something epic as well :)

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  10. How clever are you!! I'm not familiar with Brandon Sanderson, but maybe George R. R. just needs a co-author to get those gears churning!! Definitely some good match-ups!!
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