Yay! I’m actually writing this Top Ten Tuesday post. That’s two weeks in a row, baby. TWO WEEKS. *Proceeds to pat myself on the back.* This post was way fun this week and really got me thinking about some of the authors I know and love. And this post also gave me reason to procrastinate my life even more than I already do. Which is both a blessing and a curse, really.
Okay anyways, this week’s prompt is Author Duos You’d Like to See Write a Book Together. I actually started this post thinking I was going to morph together these authors faces to make one awesome duo-author…and I started with Rainbow Rowell and John Green and it was just too creepy to continue. So, sadly, you don’t get to see the weird morphed faces. BUT here are my ten authors for this week!
These two are like the female and male versions of each other. At least their books are. Their books are smart, cute, romantic, funny, honest, and real contemporaries that are just good. Together they’d create some very beautiful prose that will probably make you laugh, cry, want to punch a wall at the unfairness of this cruel world, and keep reading vigorously until the last page…all at the same time.
Can you imagine the insane world-building that would develop if these two minds came together? Oh man, I honestly don’t know if I’d be able to handle it. I can’t even think about it too much.
I’m gonna be honest, the first reason I’d think to put these two together is because of their wildly bold and awesomely-colored hair. But in all seriousness, these two YA fantasy writers would work wonders together with their unique writing styles and characterizations! [Sidenote: It was harder than you’d think to find a background color that doesn’t clash with both of their hairstyles *eep*]
These two both have this hauntingly/creepingly beautiful writing style that sucks you in and then spits you out, wanting more, more, more. And if they wrote a book together, the result would be a creepy, beautiful tangled web of awesomeness.
Ever since I read Emmy & Oliver this summer, I’ve thought about how Sarah Dessen-esque Benway’s writing feels. They both can write really good YA contemporary romances that are not just fluff. They have real substance behind them and I love that. And the combination of both would be a beautiful thing.
Who would your dream author-duos be? Do you agree with my picks…or perhaps do you disagree? Let me know!