Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic from The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Author Collaborations.” While I don’t have anything against collaborative works, I don’t think I’m particularly drawn to them. It’s probably the control freak in me; I love to work alone. So I only came up with three collaborations, but I tried to make them good ones. Read on to see my ideas.
Melina Marchetta and JK Rowling: They’re both absolute queens with absurd amounts of talent, but I mostly lumped them together because they’re genre jumpers. They both went from YA and/or fantasy to mystery and I would be keen to read their collaborations in any genre. I’d love to read something with Marchetta’s amazing character development and Rowling’s eye for detail.
Erin Morgenstern and Catherynne M. Valente: Both of these authors have such rich description, anything they write together would be unbelievably lush. Their book would have such great atmosphere. Add in a bit of Morgenstern’s darkness and Valente’s whimsy and you have my ideal book.
Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker: These two have a ton in common already, but if they were to collaborate, I think they would push each other to new levels of creepy and unsettling. A really eery and clever children’s book between Gaiman and Barker would be amazing.
What do you think of my picks? I wanted to squeeze Leigh Bardugo in there somewhere, since I just finished a bunch of her books and I adore her, but I don’t think I’m good at this author matchmaking game. Be sure to share your TTTs with me in the comments!