March 12, 2019
Top Ten Tuesday:
10 Books That Need a Sequel
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Need a Sequel. *This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Have you read a book and thought “I wish there had been a little bit more closure?” Then do you think about the book and the ending for a few days as you mull over various ways it could have ended or do the characters linger in your mind for days and you worry about them? It’s not that you were unhappy with the ending, but you were simply left wanting more. I have listed a few books below that made me wish for a sequel. Do you agree with any of my picks? What books would you put on your list?
(listed in no particular order…..titles are Amazon affiliate links)
Books That Need a Sequel
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
What were the three words?!
(not reviewed because it was read before I was active on Goodreads and before my blog)
Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
Did Tina meet Anders at the Museum?!
(my full review here)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I just need to know that Eleanor is OK! Also, are Eleanor and Raymond more than friends?
(my very brief review here)
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Is Amar OK and is there a full reconciliation with Rafiq in his future?
(full review here)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Where do Mia and Pearl go next?
(full review here)
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
I would love to know if dear Ginny is OK.
(full review here)
Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina and Front Desk by Kelly Yang and Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
These three titles are representative of excellent middle grade fiction, and I always wonder what the smart and determined main characters are doing with their lives! I’ve love to hear more about these difference makers: Merci, Mia, and Amal.
Review of Merci Suarez Here, Review of Front Desk Here, Review of Amal Unbound Here
This is one read where I was a bit dissatisfied with the ending. I felt it fizzled out a bit and I’d like for the author to add an epilogue or write a sequel!
(very brief Goodreads review here)
How to Find Love in a Bookshop
In these story, I was completely satisfied with the ending, but I would like a sequel so that I can revisit the colorful characters and delightful setting once again! (I would say the same about Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, but the author is no longer living.)
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
I would like more closure on the Aaron Falk storyline (her third book dropped his story line).
(full review here)
Which book do you think needs a sequel?
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Reviews coming soon for:
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Winter TBR Update
I’ll be updating my Winter TBR as I read and review selections. So check back often!
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Eleanor and Park. Yes. I want to know where the story goes, so I made up an ending beyond the ending in my mind. My TTT list
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I would be so excited to read a sequel to Eleanor & Park!
Right?! Thanks for commenting!
I haven’t read any of these books yet. So many books, so little time. I think that was one of the driving forces behind my starting to write fanfiction a few years ago. I just needed to know what happened to those characters! (or change the ending, as the case was with Divergent).
Yes….soooo many good books! I read the first 2 Divergent and skipped 3 because of mixed reviews…..so I decided to DNF the series while I was still satisfied with the story. Thanks for commenting and I wish you much success in your writing ventures!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a great choice for this week’s list. Yes!
My Top Ten Tuesday post.
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I might melt if I read a sequel to Eleanor & Park. That would be so great. I wanted to know more about Aaron Falk in Force of Nature too.
I was disappointed when she dropped Aaron Falk… but I “think” I heard she’s bringing him back in her next book 🤞 Thanks for commenting!
So we may get our wish! Thanks for sharing that news because I hadn’t read that yet.
I didn’t read that from any official source…..
I have Meet Me at the Museum, too. And, I’d love a follow up to Eleanor Oliphant but didn’t think of it!
I wonder if the author is considering a follow up?? I think Reese Witherspoon has optioned the movie rights 😍 Thanks for commenting!
She was over 70 when it got published! Very inspiring. I wonder if a savvy publisher held back some of the story? I haven’t researched to see if there is a sequel, but as well as it has done I bet they want another book from her!
Eleanor & Park made my list, too! I need to know what happened after the end of that book!
I have been wanting to read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine for some time now but I still have not started it. Thanks for the nice list!
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I am totally with you on Elinor Oliphant is completely fine!
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