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Top Ten Tuesday: Author Duos!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and features weekly top-ten lists! This week is “Author Duos You’d LOVE to See Write a Book Together.” You’ll notice I only made it to 8, but that’s okay! This was a fun list to come up with.

1. If Tamora Pierce ever wrote with someone else, she should write with Garth Nix. I mean, can you even imagine what they might come up with? Obviously a great fantasy right?

2. This one might seem weird, but Libba Bray and Neil Gaiman. With Libba’s humor and Neil’s quirk, it would be a very entertaining book!

3. J.K Rowling would probably not write with another, but if she did, it would be cool to see what she could do with Scott Westerfeld (basing this on his Leviathan series, as I have yet to read his other books).

4. Jessi Kirby and Courtney C. Stevens. I can’t really say why, but I think they’d match well.

5. Marie Rutkoski and Nikki Kelly. I don’t know why.

6. Kazu Kagushi and Neil Gaiman. I know Neil has worked with various artists and I love Kazu’s artwork, so I think they could produce a cool original story with Kazu’s art style. It would be one gorgeous graphic novel!

7. Peter S. Beagle and Brandon Sanderson. Brandon writes huge chunkers, while Peter’s tales are on the more average or smaller size, but with Peter’s whimsical fantasy style and Brandon’s more epic style, it would be a very nice blend I think.

8. Megan Shepherd and Suzanne Collins. I’m thinking a dark and violent thriller or suspense novel, and it doesn’t even matter if it takes place in the future or past. The atmosphere of a book by them would be awesome and perfect for October!

I’m going to end here because while I still have authors in mind who could make great collabs, I don’t know who to pair them with. Besides, I think I ended on a fall appropriate pairing. I still need to figure out what I should read for Halloween. Leave me your recommendations if you have any! I want spooky, but not really gory or containing shock value. Just something fun that won’t give me nightmares. 🙂 Last year, I chose Horrorstor for my spooky read and had a blast reading it, so I want to read a “scary story” every October now.

Top Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and features weekly top-ten lists! This week’s topic is Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet. I decided this meant authors who are alive today (if we added those that have passed away long ago or even not so long ago, this list would have been a lot harder!).

J.K Rowling – This should be no surprise and I’m sure you’ll see it on many TTT posts this week. What Potter fan wouldn’t want to meet her?

Libba Bray – I’m sure a meeting with her would be hilarious, fun and end up in weird conversation. Even if it were just at a book signing (which would also be awesome), I’d love to meet her.

Lauren DeStefano – I’m going to come clean here: I haven’t yet read any of her books. I’ve only read her tweets and tumblr and through those tweets I know we have stuff in common. She reminds me a lot of one of my friends. But seeing as social anxiety is a thing for us both, the meeting would most likely be virtual but still awesome.

Courtney C. Stevens – I’d love to meet and talk about life, fantasy, writing or pretty much anything over tea.

Ernest Cline – I’d probably ask how similar Armada will be to RP1 in regards to pop culture references and then chat about video games…

Suzanne Collins – Just to ask why. Why? (You know what I’m talking about fellow Hunger Games readers!)

Scott Westerfeld – I need to tell him to write more steampunk because I need more after the Leviathan series. Or cyberpunk, because Scott doing cyberpunk would be awesome too.

Neil Gaiman – Another favorite. I just want him to tell me a story, ok? Also to ask if Graveyard Book might get a movie because Tim Burton needs to make it. I’m hopeful anyway.

Nikki Kelly – So technically I DID meet her back in October and she signed my book, but now that I read and loved Lailah, I’d love to meet her again! And maybe get a picture next time. You know, if that happens. She was super sweet though!

Markus Zuzak – I’d ask him when his next book will come because it’s been 10 years since The Book Thief.

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