Another Top Ten Tuesday! This time, the prompt is super interesting, but I’m only going to do five pairs, so ten books total. I’m lazy and I doubt I can come up with 20 books! I actually really struggled to get this put together because there were multiple books I wanted to pair with each other and I wanted to do ten unique books/pairings.
But, here we go!
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Will I ever shut up about these two books? Nope. Never.
But, both of these would be mashed up great. Sure, they take place at slightly different periods and are in different countries, but they’re both hella queer. I’d love to see Evelyn and Cyril interact because, despite being alive around the same times, they have different feelings about their sexualities.
My next pairing are two books that both deal with the fae and the insane/scary world that they live in. However, I had two very different reactions to them. The Cruel Prince, I loved and adored. The Hazel Wood, not so much.
But, I think that a mash-up could bring out the strengths they each have. Such as, I’d love to see Cardan and Jude interact with Alice. Especially Jude. Because Jude has no tolerance for idiots, which Alice really was. Maybe Alice would grow as a character.
Maybe this is a weird one? Whatever. I don’t care.
Basically, both of them deal with horror (different types) and the characters in each are roughly the same age. But, imagine Harry Potter fighting Pennywise? That’d be brilliant. I’d love to witness that.
Funny enough, I’ve reviewed neither of these officially on the blog, but I love both of these books. They’re just… ugh. I think what I want most from a mash-up is Death narrating Sydney Carton’s story from that perspective. Because, I love A Tale of Two Cities, but I really love Sydney and I want more of him always.
DO NOT CLICK THE LINK TO MY REVIEW OF BRAVE STORY! I will die of embarrassment because I wrote it in 2012 and, well, it’s not a work of art in the least.
Anyways, I think I’d love this most because they’re both Asian inspired stories that are in a fantastic world. I wish I remembered Brave Story more (because it was six years ago that I read it) but I think that they would work well together.
What books would you mash together? Do you agree with any of mine?