TTT: Gimme More! (of these books)

Oh busybusybuys. I hope I’ll get to read in the next eighteen months. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about standalone books that we wished had sequels. I tried my best not to have any spoilers!

1. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – AND THEN? THEN WHAT HAPPENS?! I loved the mythical elements in this book, and the fact that Wecker worked some romance in (seamlessly) was pretty awesome.

2. Every Day by David Levithan – You can’t just tell me that much thinking needs to be done and then not tell me what decision is made… that’s not fair. I did not want this book to end. Every little story was wonderful. Like a lot of short stories that fit together by one small commonality. And I need to know how A came into existence!

3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – I need a sequel set about 15 years later. Pretty please.

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – I would love a book that covers what happens in the years after the last chapter and before the epilogue. I can imagine some, but I’d love to hear Atwood’s version.

5. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green – I would love a sequel about Budo. That’s all I’m saying.

6. Room by Emma Donoghue – I would love to hear more about the future of Jack and Ma.

7. Railsea by China Mieville – I couldn’t get enough of this world. I would like to know what happens to Sham, but the sequel could be about a whole new generation. I just want more of the world.

8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – sometimes I imagine that The Help is the sequel to Mockingbird. I would really like to get to know a teenaged or young adult version of Scout.

9. Fingers by William Sleator – it has been such a long time since I read this, but I remember being thoroughly freaked out by it (and I loved the musical scene). I want more…

10. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I know that this is a cheat, because there are sequels, but I want MORE sequels. Don’t we all?


  1. I’m about halfway through The Handmaid’s Tale! Good to know what I’m in for (or actually what I’m NOT going to get!) HP made My Top Ten as well! Sequels/spin-offs/same story from different POVs – I don’t care! I just need more.

  2. Brilliant list. A sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird would be interesting I think. And although I love HP, after the infamous epilogue I don’t think I could read a sequel – a prequel maybe…

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