Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday-- Standalones that need sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (March 12th) I'm one of them :)


Today's Topic

Top Ten Standalone Books That Need A Sequel



  • I didn't realize how hard this topic would be!!  I read a lot of mysteries and once that is solved, it's hard for me to think of that book being continued.  I did manage to find a few that I either wanted to know MORE about, or I just wanted to be in that world MORE.



1.  Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero- I would totally read more books set in a Scooby-Doo world.

2.  Folded Notes from High School by Matthew Boren- This book ended on kind of a weird note (lol, pun not intended), so I think more info is needed.

3.  Sadie by Courtney Summers- I know this one is meant to be what it is, but I have IDEAS about what happened to Sadie and I want to know if I'm right.  Also, maybe I just want more of books that follow this format from CS???  I don't know.

4.  The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr- Oh this book could totally have a sequel.  Once I hit the plot twist, I really wanted to get to know the real Flora.

5.  Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade- I need more YA college books and I thought this one was just getting started when it ended!!



6.  A Week of the Mondays by Jessica Brody- I'm all for Groundhog's Day books, so maybe we can have a Week of the Tuesdays???

7.  Heartless by Marissa Meyer- I know this should 100% be a standalone.... but I can't help but want to read MORE about the Queen of Hearts.

8.  Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen- I would love to see Halley in college and find out how Scarlett and the baby are doing.

9.  The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade- So this already has several sequels, but I'll always want more Alona and Will.

10.  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- What is Sophomore year like for Cath and Wren???




What books do you wish had sequels?

19 comments:

  1. Fangirl- exactly! Let's see more of their college careers. I'd LOVE that! In fact that's probably one of the books I'd MOST like a sequel, if I could pick one. :)

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  2. I've only read Fangirl (despite a bunch other on their on my shelves) and totally agree. Would love to see more of them.

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  3. I totally agree with you about Heartless, objectively it's perfect as a standalone but I would love to read more about Cath's adventures as the Queen of Hearts.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/top-ten-tuesday-202/

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  4. Yes, a sequel to Sadie would be nice.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  5. I haven't read any of these, but quite a few are on my TBR.

    Here's our TTT: https://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2019/03/top-ten-tuesday-please-sequel.html

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  6. Sadie would be interesting to continue... Thanks for stopping my blog.

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  7. Great list! I've seen Sadie on quite a few lists this week, so clearly I need to check it out.

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  8. I had a hard time choosing books too! At least you managed 10, I could only get 4. I noticed you put Sarah Dessen on your list and it made me realize she actually only writes stand-alones doesn't she?

    My Top Ten

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    1. Right!! Sometimes her characters show up in other books, but there's never been a sequel. I think it could be fun if she wrote a duology.

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  9. I could see how mysteries would not need sequels (unless you had the same person solving different mysteries). Fangirl made my list this week too.

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  10. Fangirl is making the rounds today, but I feel the same way about Fangirl as I feel about Finding Felicity (and Freshmen from my own list) -- let's do all four years together. It could be fun.

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  11. I loved Fangirl! Levi is such a soft boy. I think one of my favorite college books is definitely Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions (though the MC is a graduate student).

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    1. Oh wow!! I'm definitely going to look into that book. I so want to read more about college experiences.

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  12. Aw, Fangirl is a great pick. It'd be nice to check in on Cath (and Levi!) further down the road. Although, did you ever read Rowell's Landline? There was actually a tiny cameo of Levi and Cath in that one. :)
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  13. Any Sarah Dessen or Rainbow Rowell book deserves a sequel. I would love more about all of their characters.

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  14. Yes to Meddling Kids and Fangirl!

    Check out my TTT and my most recent 5 star review

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