Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.
It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
I…don’t read many standalone books I don’t think. This could be hard…
1 The Coldest Girl in Cold Town
by Holly Black
I’ve heard rumours…but we want FACTS!!!
Was she one or the other? In the middle? (That’s my hope.)
Mainly, I just want to read more about her new friend.
2 Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
There are re-tellings, spoofs and we’re not even going to talk about the murder mystery that’s suggested as a ‘sequel’ but I’m yet to find anything as good as the actual story itself. So if someone could just invent a time machine and encourage Jane to write a follow up, that would be amazing, thank you!
by Jennifer Mathieu
Vivian ended up quite a force and I’m sure she wouldn’t have stopped there. I wonder how exactly she took the world by storm as she grew up. That would be great to read.
4 Eliza and her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia
Wallace needs a redemption arc because he was a git.
5 Cruel Beauty
by Rosamund Hodge
Honestly,. I don’t remember what happens in this book. but it was Rosamund’s debut novel and the one that convinced me to buy all her future books.
Also, according to my review, I felt there was more to know and I wanted to know it!
Why haven’t I re-read this book yet?
This is a pretty hard category actually. Most of the standalones I thought of have actually already been given sequels without me even realising! But heres a few others… you never know it might prompt a sequel!
6 On Jellicoe Road
by Melinda Marchetta
It’s hard to say why you want a sequel to some books without giving away what happens don’t you think? I want to see what happened next in the characters lives, how they rebuilt their lives as well as their home. What did they grow up to do in there lives after school?
7 Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
by Lucy Dillon
I’m a sucker for a Happy Ever After but don’t you just wish you could see what that happy ever after is really like? Plus who doesn’t want more doggy mischief.
8 Station Eleven
by Emily St John Mandel
This was a great story about the end of the world as we know it, and how peoples lives changed, but there were still so many open ended questions! I want more!
9 Little Shop of Happy Ever After
by Jenny Colgan
Another HEA that I’d love to return to and see how they are getting on. Everything fell into place, but I bet real life is still throwing these guys a few curve balls. I’d love to know.
10 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
I think I just miss these characters more than I want a sequel. I’ve just read 84, Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff and it also used the letter correspondence format. Just makes me miss Juliet and Dawsey.