Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Author Duos I’ve Love To See Write A Book Together


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is author collaborations I’d love to see. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the team at The Broke and The Bookish. I feel like I chose a lot of authors who have similar writing styles to pair together, instead of being creative and choosing vastly different authors. But oh well. Why change things up when they work?

1. Jandy Nelson & Gayle Forman

jandynelson gayleformanCoincidentally this was the example that Jamie from The Broke and The Bookish gave for this week’s prompt. I agreed so much with it! I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson is my favourite YA book, and the Just One Day/Year duology by Gayle Forman is also one of my firm favourites. I would love to see a collaboration between them. It would have the most beautiful writing!

2. Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs

taherehmafi ransomriggsThis is kind of cheating because I still haven’t read the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi… (I did recently read the Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs though). I just had to put this down as a collaboration though because they’re a married couple. I think they’d work so well together and it would just be an awesome time!

3. Cassandra Clare & Rick Riordan

cassieclarerickriordanCheating again because I haven’t read anything by Uncle Rick yet. Sorry! I will get onto that mission soon. One day I will be caught up. One day.

A while ago when I was at a Cassie Clare event, she mentioned that she absolutely loves Rick Riordan. So for Cassie’s sake, I’d love to see them get together and write a fantasy series!

4. Jenny Han & Becky Albertalli

jenny han View More: Han and Becky Albertalli both write the sweetest books! I mean there are cookies and baked goods on almost every page of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and there are Oreos in Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Yup, I want this collaboration solely because of food. I have a sweet tooth okay?! Who can resist cookies?

5. Patrick Ness & Maggie Stiefvater

patrickness maggiestiefvaterI’ve only read one Patrick Ness book (as I’m writing this up I am reading my second, A Monster Calls), but I’ve been told by many that he’s a bit of a literary genius. Maggie Stiefvater is a jack of all trades and a genius herself.

What happens when two geniuses come together to write a book? Best. Book. Ever. Undoubtedly.

6. Sarah J. Maas & Sara Raasch

sjmaas sararaaschThe Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch are two of my favourites. They’ve both got AMAZING worlds and some fierce female protagonists. I’d love to see them come together and create another epic world and charming characters. Plus they’re both young and they could be besties (coz I’m totally in a position to decide this).

7. David Levithan & Patrick Ness

davidlevithan patricknessSo remember what I said about Patrick Ness being a literary genius? To me, David Levithan is a literary genius. I’ve loved every single one of his books that I’ve read. They’re both incredible writers and I think they could come together and write a fantastic diverse book. It would have great writing and can you imagine the feels you would get? (coz feels are totally additive like that)

8. Maggie Stiefvater & Holly Black

maggiestiefvater hollyblackMaggie Stiefvater is a really quirky writer and her books have a really great paranormal/creepy vibe (speaking from my experience with the Shiver trilogy and what I know about The Raven Cycle). When I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, I kind of felt the same vibe. They both write paranormal books set in creepy small towns.

9. Ransom Riggs & Marissa Meyer

ransomriggs marissameyerI think this would be a really cool collaboration! I LOVE Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and I also love Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I would love to see a sci-fi series (maybe another fairytale retelling?) featuring peculiar children with special abilities. Or maybe the peculiar children from Miss Peregrine’s can time travel to the future?! I want this!

10. Sarah J. Maas & Susan Dennard

sjmaas susandennardI think this collaboration is already happening actually. If you weren’t aware Sarah J. Maas and Susan Dennard are besties. It would be awesome to write with your best friend. I think they’d bring out the best in each other and they probably know each other so well that their book would be super seamless and cohesive. Plus the writing process would be so much fun!

Do you agree with any of these collaborations? Which authors would you like to see write a book together? And which released collaborations do you love and recommend?


41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Author Duos I’ve Love To See Write A Book Together

    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      They should include recipes in their books for all of the cookies they mention. It’ll motivate me to make them even more!

      David Levithan is amazing! You should check out Every Day if you haven’t already. It’s my favourite of his so far, but everything he writes is SO GOOD.

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      • drizzleandhurricanebooks says:

        THAT would be the best, I’m sure I would start cooking way more, with that, haha! πŸ™‚
        I only read Will Grayson,Will Grayson, his collaboration with John Green, but I really liked his writing style! Every Day is on my TBR, I hope I’ll get to it soon, I’m so intrigued by this story! πŸ˜€

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I don’t even mind if it’s not The Lunar Chronicles. I just want to see the peculiar children in a different world. But it would be really awesome if it was in a futuristic world. It would be so much fun if married couples wrote together! But I guess keeping work separate is a good idea…


  1. Josephine says:

    I would love to see Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi collaborate to write a book! Eek, that would be so fabulous!
    And I can totally agree with Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan being a formidable book writing pair! I can already see the fabulousness of it!

    Great picks!! 😊

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  2. Lois says:

    Jandy Nelson and Gayle Forman is basically a match made in contemporary heaven.
    David Levithan and Patrick Ness would be an absolute powerhouse duo, I am all for this collaboration. Great picks.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      They’re writing The Starkiller Chronicles together but it’s just going to be available for free online and not published. Still, from what I’ve heard, it sounds like a super fun and entertaining book! And I’ll take what I can get πŸ™‚


  3. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    I would love to read The Starkiller’s Chronicles, on Pinterest it looks beautiful! I wonder if Susan Dennard and Sarah J Maas have any plans to publish it!

    Patrick Ness and David Levithan is such a great pick! Same as Maggie Stiefvater and Patrick Ness. These are just fangirl dreams waiting to happen!

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I don’t think they have plans to publish it. I think I heard that they wanted to just make it available online so that they could make it as crazy and f-bomby as they want it πŸ˜€ Sounds like a pretty good reason to me. I’m excited to read it though!

      You just really love Patrick Ness, don’t you? I will get straight onto Chaos Walking! But omg Patrick Ness and David Levithan is actually my dream collaboration right now. The diversity… πŸ™‚


  4. Summer @ Xingsings says:

    I second the Maggie/Holly team!! You’re not the only one that hasn’t read The Raven Cycle. I think the last time I read any Maggie books… it’s been literally at least 5 years with Shiver. I actually remember liking it then (but I was a younger teenager so I don’t know about now, haha). Also, the Cassandra/Rick duo would be quite interesting! I still haven’t finished Heroes of Olympus, but it’d be different to see Rick doing some steamy romance scene. XD AND WHATTTT. Even though PJ is kind of middle grade, I think you’d enjoy it! READ SOME OF RICK’S WORK. Even though I promised several people I’d marathon TMI and CW with HP next year… We should read PJ together! (I’ll be rereading, of course. But I really need to do that anyway before I start Heroes of Olympus up again.) πŸ˜€

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I read all of the Shiver books this year and I liked them. It wasn’t as bad as everyone says they are.

      And I would love to read PJ with you! It would be great motivation to finally read it and maybe his other series too. Especially since I love mythology (even though I don’t know much). Plus it’ll be nice to fangirl together πŸ™‚

      What’s CW? Chaos Walking? I’m planning to read that either next month or December! And I keep forgetting that you haven’t read HP!! Or you’ve only read Deathly Hallows? Girrrrlll, get on it! The new illustrated edition of the first book is beautiful too!

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      • Summer @ Xingsings says:

        The only reason why I’m skeptical and want to reread the Shiver trilogy is because my taste as a preteen was pretty funny. I think the main reason why I enjoy paranormal fantasy so much is because that was the genre that got me into the reading (well HP did but after HP I went to paranormal). Like I used to love Twilight, Hush, Hush, and all those books… Now I’m not so sure. But I’m happy to hear Shiver is Jenna approved. AND CW AS IN CHOOI FROM READ THINK PONDER, JENNA. HOW COULD YOU… But lol, I was being a little ambiguous with all those abbreviations. So not your fault! AND NO JENNA, SO MANY MISCOMMUNICATIONS IN THIS COMMENT. I have read all the HP books… just in a weird order. I read Deathly Hallows first and then went back to read books 1-6. πŸ˜› AND OH MY GOSH, did you get the illustrated edition already? (Sorry for the excessive use of caps, I promise I’m not screaming at you or anything. It’s kind of more for emphasis than volume. Or at least when I use it.)

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        • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

          HAHAHA my first thought was actually Chooi but because you were talking about series I was like…wait Chaos Walking? I was actually pretty proud of myself for coming up with Chaos Walking. It took me a while to think of other CW abbreviations.

          And yes! I have the illustrated edition! It’s so beautiful. Easily the most beautiful book on my shelf!!!!!!

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          • Summer @ Xingsings says:

            Lol, I was pretty surprised when you came up with Chaos Walking! Speaking of Ness, I’m thinking about reading A Monster Calls tonight since I literally haven’t read anything for a while. I’ve been in a really bad reading/blogging slump these past couple of weeks. I blame it on scheduling too many posts at once (and partially becoming addicted to the show, Reign). πŸ˜› And yay, I see you’re reading the illustrated edition!

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