Good morning you lovely people! So this is going to be a bit rushed – partly because I have to run out and do some things, and partly because I just can’t think of many for this topic! As ya’ll know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and the topic for this week is Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels. Alrighty-then.
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Well this seems like a silly pick, because there are 7 books! BUT I WANT MORE. MORE HARRY POTTER WORLD. I want more sequels, or prequels, or other books but set in the same world with different characters. Or a HP Encyclopedia. Anything really.
2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – The ending is kind of open-ended, and I would love answers. But only if they’re happy ones.
3. Lamb by Christopher Moore – In all fairness, I can’t think of a possible sequel for this book. But it’s the FUNNIEST Christopher Moore book, and it has the best characters, and I just want more of it.
And that’s really all I got. Here’s the thing: There are not enough stand alone novels in the world! And the ones that do exist, for the most part, do perfectly well without having sequels. If anything, there should be fewer sequels in the book publishing world, not more. There are way too many series out these days. Anyone agree?