Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Today I am sharing with you the books I wish could have had sequels. I really enjoy standalones and the freedom they bring of not having to wait a year or years to find out what actually happens. However, there are some stories that I would just love to see more of the characters. These are in no particular order!
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: One of the first books I thought of that I want a sequel to. Are you listening Rainbow?! This book was so perfect and emotional, but those three little words just left me wanting more!
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan: I thought this was a really beautiful story, and had some really awesome characters. Tony especially could do with his own book, and it would be great to see more of Paul and Noah.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer: To anyone who hasn’t read this already, READ IT. It is the perfect book for readers, as the book characters COME ALIVE. Who wouldn’t want more book characters coming to life?!
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks: Although I don’t think the book really warrants a sequel, it is written so beautifully. The concept and voice is so unique, that I think I would love more books from this perspective.
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel and Ape House by Sara Gruen: Both these books have an entirely different writing style, but they contain a common theme: MONKEYS. I just adore reading about apes and their ability to communicate with humans. More monkey books please!
Thats my choices this week. But wait, I hear you say, thats only five (technically six)! Well, in my opinion, virtually all books have sequels nowadays. And those that don’t either are for good reason (because I didn’t particularly enjoy them) or are just perfect entities that I just don’t wish to see more of. But more than likely they already have a sequel. Do you prefer a series or standalone? Do you agree/disagree with my choices? Link me to your TTT below!