Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

Posted August 6, 2013 by Stormy in Books / 7 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I wish had Sequels(even though they were stand-alones).
This was a difficult topic for me, and I couldn’t come up with very many, but I’ll share the few that I did!

aristotleandDante

Now that they’ve found themselves, I’d LOVE to see a book where Ari & Dante discover what it means to BE themselves in their area & their culture. Like, a book set towards the end of their college(assuming they both go to college?). It would be interesting.

Distancebetween

I want more Caymen & Xander, please. I want more sarcastic, smart, science-interested Caymen and more flawed, but loving and Xander who keeps learning how to be better. I want more witty banter and more porcelain dolls and more blueberry muffins.

Parallel

I feel a bit strange putting this one on here because OMG that ending was everything I’ve ever wanted in an ending, but at the same time it was more open than most & I’d love to read more. I can see why this one doesn’t have a sequel though–because really, after you tackle parallel universes, what can really compare?

MiseducationThere’s no doubt in my mind after reading this book that Cameron Post is the sort of person who will be just fine. She definitely has a lot of things to work through once the book ends, and she wasn’t always the best person, BUT at the end, I felt very confident in her character. I’d LOVE a book that would let me see that. I think, for her all faults, Cameron Post would be pretty good at adult life.

Yes, these are REALLY the only books I wish had a sequel. FOUR. Out of all the books I read, I could come up with four stand-alones that I wanted a sequel to, for a few reasons. One, I tend to primarily read series anyway, and two, there are a lot of stand alones I’ve read that were either too complete in their stories to even have room for a sequel, or I didn’t like the original story to begin with. So, for now, my Top Ten Tuesday will be a Top Four Tuesday.

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7 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

  1. YES to Parallel! I loved that ending so much but I DO want to see how it goes after that x_x it was a great and terrible ending at the same time.

    The Distance Between Us is a perfect pick too! Need more Caymen and Xander.

  2. I found it really hard to find books that were standalones as well, on top of wishing that they had a sequel. Sometimes it’s like, yes that was a good book, but it’s finished as perfectly as it can be, please don’t screw it up and make another book! I was poring through my Goodreads read list for over an hour, trying to find books to put on my list. Lesson to YA authors: write more standalones!

  3. I totally agree with you about Parallel. I loved that ending so much, but I could definitely read another book here. Have you ever read The Man Who Turned Into Himself? Perhaps not quite as feel-good as Parallel (and not YA), but it’s another great exploration of parallel selves/worlds, if you’re interested.

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