This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is all about sequels. THE BEST SEQUELS EVER, to be precise. Now, this is gonna be tough. I don’t read a lot of series, and when I do the books tend to blend together. If I make it to ten it’ll eventually just be any sequel I’ve actually read. Look, I’m sorry, but I don’t really do sequels!
1. I gotta go with pretty much the whole Harry Potter series, though I think 4, 5 and 6 were my favourites.
2. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. I read this whole series as a child, and I loved them all. Adrian is totally pathetic and messed up, but man are the books funny.
3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl. This was the sequel to Boy, and both books together are his memoirs. In Going Solo, obviously, he learns to fly a plane – solo. I don’t really remember much else except I liked it.
4. The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies. I read all of these books and remember enjoying them all – I can barely remember what it was about though, much less which book was which. But I read all three, which would suggest that the second one was good or I wouldn’t have made it through!
5. Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Okay, so this won’t make my list of favourite books anytime soon, but the series worked pretty well as a series. So it’s going on the list.
6. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, obviously. Well, I mean, you just have to include it, don’t you? Though honestly? I think The Hobbit was probably my favourite.
7. I enjoyed all of the James Herriot books that I read – I guess technically they’re a series, though loosely so.
8. The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding. This one was the sequel to Bridget Jones’ Diary, and I love both of them. Can’t WAIT for Mad About the Boy to come out next month!
9. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. I think this was the sequel to The Bean Trees – both brilliant.
10. Okay, I admit it, I’m out. So I guess you can fill in here any of the other series I read – Agent 21, Sookie Stackhouse, The Dark is Rising, Alan Garner, Tales of the City… and probably some more I can’t remember! //<![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("”); //]]>