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.
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
Yes please the powers that be give us a Transparent sequel!!!!
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!
I have Parallel to read and I can't wait to read it. It sounds like a great book.
Great list, We Have Always Lived In The Castle is on my list too. I remember finishing it and thinking 'what?'…
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.
I feel EXACTLY the same about the Night Circus! I just never wanted it to end! Love your list!
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Tabitha S says
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!
– Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog
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 says
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!
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 🙂
Awesome picks! I actually just finished reading Parallel today. It was great!
Oh, Wuthering Heights was a great book to put on this list!