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. Tiffany says:

    Ok, now I need to read The Help. Great list!

  2. pursuitofgoodreads says:

    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.

  3. readerbuzz says:

    I find it fascinating that no sequel to Mockingbird has ever been published. What restraint Harper Lee must have.

    Here’s my TT post: I Poohpooh Sequels.

  4. beckireads says:

    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…

    1. A prequel could be awesome too!

  5. Who DOESN’T want more Harry Potter books?? I shall have their heads!

  6. emziixgx says:

    I wasn’t to fond of the handmaid s tale but I would like to know what happened to her

  7. Jillyn says:

    I can’t agree more with sequels to Harry Potter!

    My TTT.

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