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?