Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Mash-Ups That I’d Love to See

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined).  As per usual, as soon as I started thinking about this topic, I promptly forgot everything about every book I’ve ever read and just sat there drawing a blank.  After a while though, I came up with a few mashups that I thought would make for entertaining reads.



10 Book Mash-Ups That I’d Love to See


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1.  A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab   +   TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo




Lila Bard and Princess Lira in the same book, with a little Kell and Elian thrown into the mix.  Enough said!


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2. SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli   +   FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell




I think my favorite fanboy and my favorite fangirl would end up being great friends if they were to ever meet.


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3.  SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo   +   CRESS/THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer




Mainly just because I want to watch Carswell Thorne drive Kaz and her team up the wall, haha!


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4.  STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerris Maniscalco   +   THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Arthur Conan Doyle




I’d love to see Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell try to match wits with Sherlock and Watson.


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5.  WARCROSS by Marie Lu   +   READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline




Virtual reality to the extreme!


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Mainly because I think it would be great fun to watch Audrey Rose and Felicity work together.


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7.  SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo   +   ARTEMIS by Andy Weir




The ultimate heist story!


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8.  A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas   +   SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo




I think it would be epic to see Rhys and his team join in the battle to take down The Darkling!


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9.  LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli   +   NOT THE GIRLS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR by Aminah Mae Safi




Mainly just because I think Leah would really shake things up with Lulu’s circle of friends if she was in the mix.


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10.  NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff   +   THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black




I personally think that Mia and Jude would make a pretty killer team, literally!


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Question:  What are some book mash-ups that you would love to see?

32 replies
  1. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    What a fun topic. I’m pretty sure I’d have a tough time figuring out which books to mash up, though you did a nice job. I totally agree with Stalking Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes and Gentleman’s Guide and Hunting Prince Dracula.


  2. Olivia
    Olivia says:

    Nevernight and the Cruel Prince would definitely go well together. I also like your idea of mashing Six of Crows with Andy Weir. Hmmm, so many good ideas!

  3. Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THORNE MESS UP THE SIX OF CROWS CREW. THAT IS SO GOLDEN. XD Also I haven’t read Leah on the Offbeat, but I think Leah would have a lot of things to say to Lulu and friends. That would be interesting too. ♥

  4. Astilbe
    Astilbe says:

    From what I’ve heard of them, To Kill a Kingdom and A Darker Shade of Magic seem like they’d work really well together. (Still haven’t read them myself yet, though).

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    I haven’t read Simon but they do seem like they would go well together. Stalking Sherlock Holmes (I just like mashing the titles together) would probably be awesome, and super atmospheric, as well! Warcross One would be amazing!! Neverknight the Cruel as well.

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