Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (34) - Write a Sequel, Please!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's topic is books you wish had sequels, either because you loved the world/setting or you loved the characters.  I did not think I would have such a hard time choosing books for this, but as I was thinking about it, I realized that I mostly read series.  So most of the books that I love already have sequels.   But I was able to pull together a list anyway, and here they are, as spoiler-free as possible:

Top Ten (Technically Twelve) Books I Wish Had Sequels

  • Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day by Winifred Watson
    • I love Miss Pettigrew and her adventures, and would love to see if her life changes even more the next day.  And perhaps part of the reason I want a sequel to this is because I want another movie with Lee Pace and Ciarian Hinds.
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    • There are two romances in this book that I loved, and I would love to read a book about the future for either one of them.
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
    • Sean and Puck.  Races with man-eating horses.  Enough said.
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    • So Goldman totally teases you by including the first chapter of the fake sequel "Buttercup's Baby."  Don't tease us!  Write it for real!
  • Arabella by Georgette Heyer
    • This book makes me laugh so much.  Arabella gets Beaumaris into so many hilarious situations, and I want to read about even more of them.  Plus, Robert Beaumaris is amazing.
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
    • Colin's best friend Hassan is so funny and sarcastic and irreverent.  He's my favorite character, and I'd love a book just about him.
  • The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
    • I actually prefer this book to Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series.  I love Valancy's character, how she evolved into an outspoken, passionate person.  And I was always in love with Barney.  I want to see how things changed in their relationship after Barney's secret is revealed.
  • Robin McKinley's books  (So I cheated here, but all of her books need sequels)
    • Spindle's End  -  I love the world/setting, and the romances that develop.  Will anyone ever figure out the truth about Rosie?
    • Rose Daughter  -  Even though I prefer McKinley's other Beauty & the Beast adaptation, I'd still love to read more about Beauty's choice in the end, and whether or not she regrets it.
    • Chalice  -  The world in this book is amazing, and as much as I'd like to know more about Marisol and the Master, I'd be perfectly happy just to have another book with this same setting.
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    • I understand that there's no way they could write a sequel to this book.  But I still want to know more about what happens to Mr. & Mrs. de Winter.  They had to be deeply affected by everything that happened to them, and I'm curious as to how much it changed their future and their relationship.
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
    • So technically, there's already a sequel to this book, but it focuses on a completely different character going to Austenland.  I want to know more about Jane Hayes and what happens to her after returning to NYC.
Sorry if there were anything even remotely spoilerish.  So what do you think?  Are there any here you agree with?  What books do you want sequels to?  Or what books do you hope are left as stand-alones?


  1. I'd be intrigued to read a sequel of Rebecca! Great list :-)

    1. Thanks! I think it would be so cool. Maxim has to be so broken after everything. How do you move on from there?

  2. I really need to move The Princess Bride further up the list. Love your list!

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy The Princess Bride; it's one of my favorites.

  3. I've got The Scorpio Races on my shelf to read. I sort of like that Stiefvater has got one book that's not part of a trilogy/series, although I love her other work.

    And I really need to read The Princess Bride, especially if it's anywhere near as good as the film.

    Here's my TTT.


    1. I love both the book and the movie version of The Princess Bride equally, but for different reasons. I think the book has so much more humor and sarcasm in it than in the movie, but the movie is so well done and magical and fun. I really hope you love it.

  4. I agree with The Scorpio Races. Loved Sean and Puck! ~Pam

    1. They are definitely one of my favorite YA couples.

  5. Weird, I thought I had commented here earlier, but my comment isn't visible, so maybe I didn't. YES to The Blue Castle, the McKinleys (I'll add The Blue Sword to the list), and The Witch of Blackbird Pond!

    And thanks for the follow!

    1. You're welcome!

      I still have to read The Blue Sword, but it's on my TBR list. I just love McKinley's books so much, I never want them to end.


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