Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wish We Could Have Had Sequels To

Posted August 6, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 34 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Books We Wish We Could Have Had Sequels To.

Sequels are the new black – it seems that you can’t pass a book in the store that doesn’t have the series name on the front of the book.  Sometimes, it is a great thing to see “first in a series” with the title.  Other times, you sadly whimper and watch the storyline stretch out thinner than a cheap t-shirt.  

However, there are some books out there that NEED to be part of a sequel.  Due to either wonderful world building, awesome potential, or lovable characters, this week, Kara and I share our top books that need to keep going.

Lyn’s Picks
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5. The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley – It is a part of a series, but the books focus on other characters in this universe. I want to read more about the two main characters in Seer and the Sword.

4. Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor: The short stories left me wanting more, as in, a full-length novels more!

3. Nation by Terry Pratchett: The story wrapped up nicely, but it wouldn’t hurt to read a little more of the island life in this AU universe.

2. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King: I have been complaining about this for years. This is, in my opinion, his best work, and a sequel would be fabulous.

1. Speechless by Hannah Harrington: All she has to do is write about Asha, Sam, Dex, and Lou, and I would be so happy.

Kara’s Picks

5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – One of my favorite books that I can read over and over, and I just want to read more about the characters.

4. All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones – Really liked the book but there was one character that disappeared and I want to know what happened to her!

3. Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch – The ending was left really open ended with no planned sequel. Very unsatisfying.

2. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – The open ended ending didn’t upset me, but I just wanted to know more since it was such a fantastic book.
1. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard – Probably my favorite YA contemporary. I just want to know where Bria and Rowan went on their next travel!
What did you list out this week? Leave a link!

34 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wish We Could Have Had Sequels To

  1. Kara your the second person that I knew that wrote Wanderlove in this Top Ten Tuesday, I received in Netgalley awhile back now I’m kicking myself for never having gotten around to it 🙁

  2. A sequel to Speechless or This is Not a Test would definitely be welcome, though now that you mention it I think I’m dying for a Wanderlove sequel! Rowan<333 😉

  3. I didn’t really make a Top Ten list this week but if I have, I think the book that stands out for me is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I don’t know about a sequel per se, more like I want to know what happened between a couple of characters.

    Great list, ladies, even if I’ve not read the majority of these books. I can always count on your blog to discover new reads.

  4. I actually haven’t read many of the books you two have listed. By many, I mean I haven’t read any o.O. (I fail.) Lips Touch is still on my shelf, but hell, I’ll take anything more of Laini Taylor’s! And more backpacking adventures from Wanderlove–which I unfortunately did not read in time before the e-galley expired–also sounds like a good plan!

    “Other times, you sadly whimper and watch the storyline stretch out thinner than a cheap t-shirt” <– Also, let me express my love of this description. Yesss. This topic is kind of sad, and it’s rare that I ever think this (I wouldn’t have been able to make up a list like this). I do remember wishing there was a sequel to Witchlanders, but that’s it.

  5. Ohmygoodness, of ALL the SK books I have read and loved, or hated/loved, EYES is still one of my favorites, and the one I’ve re-read the most. I would LOVE a sequel. *sigh*

    Also to This Is Not a Test – yes! The ending miffed me a little bit but I am so curious to see what happened next.

  6. Wanderlove is probably your favorite YA contemporary Kara? Okay, that just shot up on my to-read list 🙂

    I have actually read none of these. YAY ME. -.-‘ failllllllllll.

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