Monday, August 5, 2013

My Top Books I Wish Had Sequels

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Anytime I finish a great book, I wish there had been a little more. Here are some of my favorite books that I wish had sequels. Linking up with The Broke and the Bookish.

Parallel- Honestly, this is a great stand alone book. One morning Abby Barnes wakes up and she is living in a parallel world where she is no longer a movie star, but a normal college girl. Every day she wakes up and her life is different. This story jumps around a lot, but it isn't confusing. I am not sure how a sequel would work, I just really liked the book.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares- I absolutely adore Dash and Lily. I went to NYC right after I read this book, and I set myself on a Dash and Lily scavenger hunt, to see all the places from the book. Again, I am not sure how a sequel would work, I just love the first one so much.

Transparent- This is a book that I am honestly crossing my fingers for a sequel. This book is X-Men meets the Sopranos. The main character is completely invisible. An invisible girl, the daughter of a crime boss? Imagine the possibilities.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle- This is one of the books where I want a sequel or a good epilogue. I just want to know what happens next. A girl murders her whole family but gets off without punishment? Who wouldn't want to know more?

The Night Circus- A magical competition that involves creating impossible and creative tents for a circus that is only open at night? This is one of my favorite books of all time. It is one of those books I would be kind of crushed if there ever was a sequel because it would ruin some of the magic, but I want more all the same.

Wuthering Heights- Life continues on. I would love to see how, but without the self centered characters of the first book, there would be no conflict for a second.

Alas, Babylon- A book about life in America after Nuclear War. I would love to see more about how America put itself back together again.

Fever 1793- About the Yellow Fever outbreak of 1793, I just love the time period, so I will always want a little more.

Chains/Forge- This series about two young slaves fighting for their freedom, set against the background of America trying to gain its freedom from Britain. It is beautiful story and I have been waiting for the third book, which keeps getting pushed back, for years.
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marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Yes please the powers that be give us a Transparent sequel!!!!

thebookshelfgargoyle said...

Don't you hate it when the promised "next book in the series" takes forever!
I'm liking the look of the Shirley Jackson book - might have to put it on hold at the library...Thanks!

chrissireads said...

I have Parallel to read and I can't wait to read it. It sounds like a great book.

Bookish said...

Great list, We Have Always Lived In The Castle is on my list too. I remember finishing it and thinking 'what?'...

andiabcs said...

Agree 100% on Parallel. Loved it as a standalone but wouldn't mind more. There was just something about that book that was special that way.

Courtney said...

I feel EXACTLY the same about the Night Circus! I just never wanted it to end! Love your list!

My Top Ten

Tabitha S said...

Yes! Dash and Lily!! I'm not sure where the sequel would go, but I've seen it so many times today that I now feel like I nEED one!

Fantastic list

- Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

Christy said...

I actually haven't read any of these yet, but Iove stand alone books. Sometimes its better than having stories drawn out with a love triangle, or the main character trying to decide who he/she really is or wants to be. I'll have to try these out!

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Angelica Joy said...

Debra you've listed so many fantastic books and I really liked how you explained why you want more of said book.

I've got The Night Circus in my list, and like you it was certainly a favourite.

I'm yet to read any Laurie Halse Anderson books but I've heard so many great things about her books.

I've had Dash & Lily's Book of Dares in my TBR for awhile now, but after reading your commentary on it, it makes me want to read it now!


Rita_h said...

Good choices--thanks for sharing. Most of the titles I haven't heard of yet, and that's a good thing, to find new books to read :)

Krystianna said...

Awesome picks! I actually just finished reading Parallel today. It was great!

Jillyn said...

Oh, Wuthering Heights was a great book to put on this list!