This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is up: Books I Wish Had Sequels.This is an excellent topic – I just hope I can do it justice! I warn you there are a few cheats in here. But they’re honest cheats. So bear with me.
1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. I know this is a bit silly, but I would love to read about Harry, Ron and Hermione when they’re grown up. Or even a series that follows their kids as they head of to Hogwarts. Basically I’d read anything that took place in this world, because it was so superbly written, so excellently crafted, that it can do no wrong.
2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Or more accurately, a prequel. I want more Augustus. Even the same story from his perspective would be great. And I know that, given the end of this particular book the story can’t continue – but I just loved these characters so much that I would take any more of them that I could get.
3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Another set of characters I want more of. I would love a book that has them meet again as adults – even if the romantic element is no longer part of the story, I’d just love to see where they are now.
4. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. This one isn’t so much that I want a sequel to a particular book or series of books as that I want to re-experience this pairing of writers. I have enjoyed Gaiman’s solo work, but not as much as this book. And I haven’t ever made it through a solo Pratchett. There’s just something about this duo that created something totally magical and hilarious. Please, guys, take two?
5. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding. I don’t remember this book very well, granted, but I do remember wondering if there were going to be more books to follow. There haven’t. (I’d also like to note that if this question had been posed to me a few months sooner, Bridget Jones would have been on my list – thank goodness that particular wish has been granted – a new book in that series comes out in the fall!)
6. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. I enjoyed the protagonist, and I felt like his potential for hijinks was ongoing, and when I finished the book I was a little miffed that he was heading off to have more adventures that I wouldn’t get to read about.
7. Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff. I’m hoping this is actually first in a series, but I’m not entirely sure if it is or not. And since I haven’t a hope of getting to 10, I figured I’d throw it in for good measure.
And because I haven’t a hope of finding 10 stand-alone novels, here are a few series I loved so much I want even more:
8. The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. Again, I don’t really remember these all that well, but I do remember absolutely loving them. Pretty sure I could use another book in this series.
9. James Herriot’s country vet series. He wrote a whole series of books about being a small-town English vet that, though they sound boring, completely stole my heart. Though I’ve read every one of his books (there are over 10 of them), his is the sort of world that I never tire of.
10. Peter Mayle’s Provence series. Similarly this series, about a British ex-pat and his wife who move to France, is already a series but I want more of them. I enjoyed learning about French country life, meeting the quirky village characters and struggling along with them as they learned to live in a new country. Plus, you know, FRANCE.
That’s it (and I made it to ten!). Head over to The Broke and the Bookish to share your own list! //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>