Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that started at thebrokeandbookish and is now hosted by Jana @ thatartsyreadergirl. There’s a different prompt each week and you can interpret it to your bloggish heart’s desire! This week’s theme: Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined) (Submitted by Rissi @ Finding Wonderland)
This one was a lot of fun to think about! I do this often with television or movies (and certainly this idea is rampant in fanfiction). The first set are books that I would love to see mashed up in a sense of omg these characters are wonderful and I want to see how they would interact with each other while the latter set are more of an x meets y situation. I’ve had such fun reading other blogger’s ideas for this T10T!!
Coraline x The Thief of Always x The Phantom Tollbooth
Coraline, Harvey Swick, and Milo are three different kinds of resilient and they are such lucky, brave kids that come out the other side of their adventures a little older, a little wiser, a little different. I would love to see them hang out and reminisce and seek out new adventures together.
The Lunar Chronicles x The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
Even if it was just 300 pages of Iko (Lunar Chronicles) and Lovelace (The Long Way) being pals, I would be so excited to read that mash up. Two of my favorite literary scifi crews of all time?? I would supernova.
I Am Not A Serial Killer x Wayward Children
This one might seem a little odd, but I also think it could make for some great conflicts and interactions. I actually really love the I Am Not A Serial Killer series. It’s like a better Dexter with [highlight for spoilers] a supernatural/demonic genre shift that I thought was really well done and the mythology/world-building just keeps getting better. (And the movie is a fab adaptation!). There’s so much moral grayness and complexity in these two worlds and I would love to see if John Wayne Cleaver could make friends with any of the Wayward Children.
Delicious in Dungeon meets Ready Player One
I actually… really didn’t like Ready Player One. Hoo boy. Such wasted potential… But since this isn’t a review, I don’t want to just go on and knock it (there was stuff I liked! but anywho). I would love to see Delicious in Dungeon, a manga that is a love letter to fantasy and D&D quests, as a video game… So basically I want .Hack//Sign maybe… but better!
ASOUE meets Sabriel
I just, I love A Series of Unfortunate Events. For a series that is chock full of sad stuff, it actually has a lot of humor, and its mood is so unique and fun and strange and wonderful. Sabriel has such an amazing world as well and its magic system is one of my favorites ever (necromancy and wild magic and leashed gods, oh my). So to put these two together! Yes please!
My Drunk Kitchen meets The Lord of the Rings
Po-ta-toes! Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.
I’m flailing right now! I guess this is Delicious in Dungeon Part 2 but I’m okay with that! Could you imagine?? A sweet lil’ hobbit lady bouncing into frame on everyone’s magic mirror casting systems, to excitedly present a new dish (lavender and lemon muffins perhaps?), while sipping on the finest berry wine the Shire has to offer? That right there sounds super happy-making.
What do you think of my mash-up ideas? What are some books you would like to see come together in a wonderful way? Hope everyone is reading one or two great books at the moment!