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Listed: Novels by Multiple Authors

Have you read many books by multiple authors? I’ve only read a couple, but what I liked most about them was how distinct each of the characters sounded. It’s something that I would like to explore more. And so, this week, I wanted to take a look at books that were written by two of more authors.

  1. Sorcery and Cecilia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. Originally Published 1988. LT
  2. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan. Originally Published 2006. LT
  3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan. Originally Published 2010. LT
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Originally Published 2008. LT
  5. The Fall of the Kings by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. Originally Published 2002. LT
  6. A Carrion Death by Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (otherwise known as Michael Stanley). Originally Published 2008. LT
  7. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Originally Published 2008. LT
  8. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Originally Published 1990. LT
  9. The Halfblood Chronicles by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. LT
  10. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Originally Published 1984. LT

What other novels can you think of that are written by two or more authors?

Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:00 am June 6, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • Kailana

    Good list of books there!

  • raidergirl3

    I’ve read half of them already and they are all excellent: 2,4,7,8,10.

    Cohn and Leviathan have written 3 books together so far. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is the best, IMO. Much fun.

    Another one I’ve read is A Celibate Season by Carol Shields and Blanche Howard.

    One I’m really looking forward to is by Lisa Lutz (who wrote the Spellman Files) and her ex-husband who wrote a mystery together called Heads You Lose. I’ve read only great reviews so far.

    Great topic. I love your list posts.

  • raidergirl3

    I just realized that the last book I read was written by two authors, a husband and wife Swedish team – Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, from their Martin Beck mystery series.

  • TreasurePen

    Hi Courtney,
    Are you aware of any books written by (say) 10 authors collaborating, whereby one author picks up where the previous author left off? I believe it is something that would work very well for a community of writers. What do you think?
    Michael (from )

  • tom reddy

    how about the most read,”Mutiny on the bounty”