Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme post hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I haven’t done a TTT in a long time, so I’m excited to do one for today 🙂
This week’s topic is to write about ten book mash-ups–pairs of books that would make epic stories if they were mixed together!
- Warcross (Marie Lu) & Illuminae (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
I haven’t actually read ILLUMINAE all the way through yet, but this would make an AMAZING mashup, imo. I’d love to see the world of WARCROSS laid out with diagrams and lines of code with the formatting of ILLUMINAE. WARCROSS is already such a vivid story that it would be super cool to see it laid out like ILLUMINAE.
2. The Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson) & Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)
I loved the romance(s) in THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and was entranced by the lyrical writing, but I’d be super interested to see that story told with Jane Sinner’s snarky, cynical voice. Writing is a big part of both stories (the protagonist of TSKIE writes poetry and Jane writes a journal) so it would be cool to see a voice switch.
2. Queens of Geek (Jen Wilde) & Inkheart (Cornelia Funke)
My WIP, which I have nicknamed Queer Bookish Novel, is basically this combo. It’s a nerdy, contemporary romance but featuring book lovers.
3. 10 Things I Can See from Here (Carrie Mac) & Autoboyography (Christina Lauren)
I really liked 10 THINGS, especially in regards to anxiety rep, and I’d love to see a story with excellent anxiety rep and a writer protagonist like in AUTOBOYOGRAPHY.
4. Moxie (Jennifer Matthieu) & Jane, Unlimited (Kristin Cashore)
I haven’t read either of these but I’d love to see a feminist story done in 4 different genres like the story is in JANE, UNLIMITED. I’d like to see more feminism-focused stories in YA in general!
5. The Selection (Kiera Cass) & Long May She Reign (Rhiannon Thomas)
LONG MAY SHE REIGN is about a princess who’s something like 23rd in line for the throne becomes the heir because everyone before her is murdered. Imagine THE SELECTION but the winner is chosen because someone murders the rest of the contestants.
6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han) & Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
Imagine Lara Jean in Paris! Except she wouldn’t cheat on Peter like Etienne cheats on his girlfriend.
7. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Rachel Cohn & David Levithan) & The Brightsiders (Jen Wilde)
Imagine dual narrated BRIGHTSIDERS. Queer rock musician romance that takes place over one night. Can I get a yes, please?
8. Splintered (A. G. Howard) & Caraval (Stephanie Garber)
A mad wonderland game with plenty of romance, please and thanks.
9. Hunger Games & Matched (Ally Condie)
MATCHED, basically, but they have to fight their competition matches to the death to be matched with someone.
10. Girls of Snow and Glass (Melissa Bashardoust) & Cinder
I am a huge fan of retellings, I and I thought Melissa Bashardoust’s retelling/Snow White evil queen origin story was so cool. It would be interesting to see it in a futuristic, Lunar Chronicles-like world.