It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)
This week’s top ten? Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels
These are books that were complete stories, but I could totally read more in the universe. This is tricky, because I find a lot of the time, sequels don’t do anything for the story. But I will do my best to come up with ten. As always, in no particular order. This week, the book images will take you to the Goodreads page for the book. Nifty, hey?
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
No secret that I thoroughly loved this book, and would love to see more of the rich world Gaiman created in it.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This was a book I was legitimately sad to be finished reading. I want so much for Cline to write more, whether it be in the same world or not.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Such a rich, gothic mystery. This was one of the first books I truly savored, and I definitely wanted more.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Technically, there are “sequels” to this book, but they are really more companion books. And while they are awesome, I would love to have more direct sequels dealing with Howl and Sophie.
The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
One of the first chapter books I ever read, this one has a special place in my heart.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Another classic that will always have space in my heart.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A seductive and brilliant slow-burning story that left me desperately wanting more.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
While this one read like a love letter to Google at times, I still really loved the premise. I would read more of the stories of the bookstore.
Repo Men/Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia
I loved the movie, and then I read the book, and I loved the book even more. The world where you have to buy your organs to stay young, and the repo men who take them back when the payment is late? Such a unique idea. And yes, I have seen Repo! The Genetic Opera, too!
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
One of the creepiest and most realistic vampire novels I have ever read. If I recall correctly, it doesn’t even tie up in a nice bow, so a sequel would be do-able.
So, what books would you just LOVE to see a sequel for? How about books you think should never have a sequel made? Link me up to your TTT or reply in the comments!