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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d mash together

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d mash together

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

I’ve found this topic really, really hard. I’m not the most creative person, so trying to visualise a world in which two of my favourite books collide has not been the easiest. For that reason, I’m making this a top five list (but with two books mashed together in each of the five, it’s still technically a top ten list – don’t fight me on this!).

5) All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor meets Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

All of This is True by Lygia Day PenaflorSweetpea by C.J. Skuse

All of This is True is a story of betrayal, while Sweetpea tells the story of a girl who kills as a response to her boyfriend’s infidelity. If Fatima Ro had betrayed Rhiannon, I can imagine her reaction would have been rather explosive…

4) Paper Towns by John Green meets The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Paper Towns by John GreenThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This was actually my boyfriend’s suggestion, but I think it’s absolutely genius. Imagine if Margot ran away, but instead of Q being able to hop in a car with his friends and find her again after a couple of hours he had to embark on a race across the galaxy to track her down? Add in the cast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and it becomes a riotous, hectic adventure.

3) The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage by Enid Blyton meets Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage by Enid BlytonMurder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

The Five Find-Outers were my favourite detectives when I was a little girl, while Daisy and Hazel are my favourite detectives now. The only problem that would occur with this collision of great young minds would be that the mysteries would be solved far too quickly – they could definitely only team up for a novella!

2) Asking For It by Louise O’Neill meets The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

Asking For It by Louise O'NeillThe Call by Peadar O'Guilin

In The Call, Irish teenagers are taken for three minutes to the land of the Sídhe, and the majority of them don’t come back alive. Asking For It tells the story of a girl who is sexually assaulted and then victim blamed by almost everyone around her, and I would love to see some of the people who wronged Emma torn limb from limb by the Sídhe.

1) The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr meets The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily BarrThe State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

I think Grace and Flora could be the greatest of friends. Grace is autistic and struggles to connect with the people around her, while Flora has anterograde amnesia and can only remember her childhood. Grace cares a lot about her friends, though, so it’s obvious that she’d look after Flora, while Flora wouldn’t be able to remember any faux pas that Grace made, making her feel more comfortable.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books, please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link (found in the book’s title). If you’d like to read more about each book, please click their cover: you’ll be redirected to their Goodreads page.

 

Would you read any of my mashups, or would you prefer to mix two other books together? Leave your comments down below!

Alyce

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