It’s Tuesday again and that can only mean one thing: Top Ten Tuesday – it was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! When I was younger, I sort of despised standalone books because I was never ready to let the story go after the end. That’s not a big deal with a series when you finish the first book, but know that there are three more to go. Here’s a list of all the standalone books that should have a sequel!
#1 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I know, I know. But I would really love a glimpse of Hazel Grace’s future. Will she ever love anyone new? Will she battle her cancer? Will she find a new book to obsess over? I loved The Fault in Our Stars, it’s one of the books my best friend read and that must mean something. It should have a sequel. That would make her happy.
#2 King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
OMG I just found out that King of Scars will ACTUALLY have a sequel (so it doesn’t really fit, but we don’t know anything about the sequel, so technically it could be a gray zone, anyways…) and I can’t wait. I thought Leigh Bardugo could maybe have enough of the Grishaverse after seven books (including The Language of Thorns), but apparently we’re lucky! Extremely lucky!
#3 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I know we actually get to read On The Come Up this year, but who didn’t love Starr??? Who wasn’t moved and inspired by her story? Maybe she becomes a lawyer fighting for equality? Or a politician? The next Obama?
Whatever the case may be, I’m ready for some more of The Hate U Give.
#4 My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
What I would do to read about Jane one more time!!! She’s the funniest character ever written and together with Gifford and Edward she is the perfect book material. My Lady Jane was one of the best books I read in 2018 and while it was perfect, My Plain Jane wasn’t quite that dazzling. But we’re talking about dreams here, aren’t we? PS: sorry for not including all the 3 authors, but there wasn’t enough space!
#5 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I absolutely loved Fangirl!!! I loved Cath, Levi and Raegan and I loved the college experience and the coming of age theme. I wouldn’t mind another book. Even though we still get to read Carry on, Simon, it would be awesome.
#6 Top Ten by Katie Cotugno
I know the story is finished, but the atmosphere of Katie Cotugno’s Top Ten was so incredibly great, that I would love to read another books starring Gabby and Noah. Maybe another ranking of some sort?
#7 Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks
That ending will always leave me restless!!!! It would be amazing to actually know what happened after Black Rabbit Summer ends. Will Pete ever be happy again or will he always hear Black Rabbit’s voice? And WHAT happened to Raymond???
#8 Roomies by Christina Lauren
This was one of those books that you read in one day and that’s what I loved about Roomies. The story was great and it’s definetely not the end yet. I could see myself reading about new broadway shows, maybe a Hollywood production?
#9 The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
This was one of the BEST books I read as a child and it would be a dream come true if Cornelia Funke would write about the thief lord and his friends in Venice again. There have not been many books in my childhood that impressed me as much as The Thief Lord and therefore I really wish she would write another one.
#10 The Smell of other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
The Smell of other People’s Houses sadly is a book not many people know, but it really is a dime. All the stories have a connection at the end and another book as great as this would be really great.
I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out my recently added quizzes on Goodreads!
2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone books that need a sequel”
Omg I totally agree with Fangirl!!! I definitely wanted to see more of the characters stories even though the book did wrap up quite nicely. To dive more into Cath and Levi’s college life and how they wanted to progress their futures would have been great to see!! 😊
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Yes, exactly! I also enjoyed the ending, it was really greatly done, but that would have been cool!
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