C. S. Lewis once said, ““Two heads are better than one, not because either is infallible, but because they are unlikely to go wrong in the same direction.” And when both those heads go together in the right direction, then wonders are bound to happen! That is the case with today’s list of wonderful books by two authors.
Books By Two Authors, or Sometimes More..
I never realized that I had read so many books by two or more authors until recently. This is not counting all those anthologies or collections of stories or tales. And when I did realize that fact, I was surprised and awed too. How did two different people (or more) work together to create a seamless, great reading experience?
I am guessing it is the same for even a single author writing a book, and everyday, people work together in pairs and teams and whole corporations to create a whole slew of products. But I still wonder….,and I know I am going to try to pay attention to voice as I read my next book by two authors. I think I might even try to read books by each of those authors individually right before or after the book by both of them together!!
Anyways, when a pair or team of authors work on a book together, and do it well, it is the readers who benefit! Reading such books is like indulging in a treat with delightful flavors to surprise you as you dig in; or as familiar and still wonderful, like peanut butter and jelly, or tomato soup and grilled cheese; or if you are like me, then a cup of chai and Parle G biscuits, or well, I could go on here and show my foodie side! But like you are obviously thinking, let us get to the books themselves now…
The Bookish Blog Hop: February 2022 Edition: Day One: Books by Two Authors
I have two books I want to mention here today. The first one is a book I have long been meaning to read, and hope to get to soon. It is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, and I have read at least one book by Pratchett that I reveled in, so I know I will enjoy Good Omens.
The second one is a book I did read and enjoy, a lot. It is When Stars are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson. It is a joint effort even in the art work with illustrations by Jamieson and Iman Geddy stepping in as the colorist.
This book is heartbreaking, raw, powerful and at the same time full of hope, inspiration and awe for the strength that is in each one of us as humans. A must-read for all ages (ignore the age recommendations completely) and a book that will stay with you for a long time.
You can read my complete review here.
Leslie Conzatti @ The Upstream Writer
One of my favorite indie series with two authors is the Fair Folk Chronicles by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins.
The series follows Megan O’Reilly, a teenager with ADHD struggling to focus on her school and help out her single mom. A chance encounter with a crippled fairy and her “service crow”, and Megan finds out that, far from being a strange human, she’s actually part fairy… and her father is a Fae King.
It’s a gorgeous series, full of fantastic characters and lots of fodder for the imagination. I was referring to Cook and Perkins as the “Dynamic Duo” by the time I reached the final book, because every single installment of this amazing series was better than the last! It’ll hold your interest and stoke your emotions all the way through!
Valerie Lester/Cats Luv Coffee– www.catsluvcoffee.com | Twitter
I recently discovered an urban fantasy debut novel on Netgalley called Graves’ Anatomy.
It’s an interesting take on the “chosen one” trope. Luna Graves is a tattoo artist that specializes in strange monster designs. One day, she finds out that the monsters are real and her estranged father was actually a doctor of sorts to them, running an underground clinic.
There’s such great world building in the book and I loved all the different creatures aka shadowkind. I didn’t know until I completed it that it’s actually written by a husband and wife team, Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch. I enjoyed it so much that I almost immediately grabbed book two, Graves Danger.
Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com
A book by two authors that I read last year was the psychological thriller You Saw Too Much by Jay Nadal and Adam Nicholls (see my review of it here). It’s not an edge of your seat thriller. More an imagine if that happened to you creepy type. This one was more psychological than thriller if you know what I mean.
I’ve since gotten copies of individual works by each of the authors too.
Now It Is Your Turn
Let me know what you would pick for this prompt – a book by two authors – and I can add it here! If you want to join in on the fun of the bookish blog hop in the next round, check out our FB group here. And do join us each day as we continue this blog hop.
- Hosted here: A book with 2 authors
- Leslie Conzatti’s at www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com: A book you own but haven’t read yet
- Valerie@ www.catsluvcoffee.com: A book with a body positive theme
- Jo Linsdell @ www.JoLinsdell.com: A book with a character who starts a new job
- Becki Svare @ www.abookloversadventures.com A book with a number in the title
- Kaili @ www.owlbookworld.com A book with multiple POVs
- TBD: A book with an animal on the cover
Since it is a Tuesday, I also decided to post my top ten list here. This week’s theme over at That Artsy Reader Girl is, as the title of this section says, books with character names in the title. I know I have read a great many books like that, but will stick to
ten twenty of my favorite reads (or the first ten twenty of my favorites that I remember as I write them down here)
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Anna and the French Kiss
- Black Beauty
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Haroun and the Sea of Stories
- Life of Pi
- Margaret and the Moth Tree
- May B
- Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
- Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance
- Swami and Friends
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- What Katy Did
- The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear readers, have you read any of the books mentioned here today? Do you want to take part in this or future book hops or top ten Tuesdays? Check out the links for each above and join in! The more, the merrier after all (as I have already noted here)! As always, I welcome your thoughts on the books listed and any recommendations that come to your mind. And of course, any comments on this post as well.