Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had Sequels

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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The Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels
(even if they really, really wouldn't work)


1. Not a Drop to Drink - This was a newer title that I read, and I really, really loved it. I just wish that the ending hadn't been so hurried so we could have lived in Lynn's world a bit longer.

2. Raw Blue - I doubt I really have to justify this being on any of my lists anymore. This book is perfection, and I would have loved to learn more about Carly's healing process.

3. Find Me - There aren't too many thrillers that really captivate me and capture my attention, but this book had me rabid for it from the start. I want more, I want more! (cue AT&T commercial)

4. Between - I still don't know why so few people have read this book. Seriously, it's one of my all-time favourites even in spite of a bit of predictability. It's a true diamond in the rough. 

5. Many Waters - I don't think there is any logical way to make a sequel to a sci-fi version of Noah's Ark, but I wish there could be a way! This book is pure gold. I own five copies.



6. The Fault in Our Stars - Okay, I know that any sequel to this would probably be the most depressing thing in the world, but I loved, loved, loved this book. I wish there was a way!

7. The Raft - For a book with one character (okay, I guess you could say two), this book is a winner. It's eerie, it's tense, it's incredible, and I just want to know what happened after the last page.

8. Wintergirls - Of all Laurie Halse Anderson's books, this is my favourite, hands down. Lia was a powerful, horrible character, and I wanted to hit and her save her at the same time. 

9. Safekeeping - I didn't think such a simple, low-key dystopian novel would work, but this one really did. On one hand, I loved the ending, but on the other hand, it was so good that I definitely want more.

10. Sea Change - I read this one when I first started blogging, and I actually emailed the author to find out if there was a sequel I didn't know about. There isn't. I'm still crushed.

29 comments:

  1. I'm such a fan of Between too. I keep meaning to read more from that author!

    I would have liked a Shadow Hills (Anastasia Hopcus) sequel. There was talk of one, but it doesn't seem to be happening now. I also really want the third book in the Dark Inside series by Jeyn Roberts to happen. I know the author wants it to happen too, so hopefully at some point it will!

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    1. Between is one of the few books I loved from Jessica Warman, but I'd LOVE to see more of it simply because of that! :)

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  2. OMG. I need a sequel to The Fault in Our Stars, maybe about Isaac?

    Awesome list there, Melissa! <33

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    1. It would be great to hear more of Isaac's story...wouldn't it?!

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  3. Nice list! I always thought there was a sequel to Sea Change, sad to find out there isn't :(

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. I just started Not a Drop To Drink -- it's a hard, scary world they live in, isn't it?!? And (don't judge) but I haven't read A Fault In Our Stars yet. It still sits on my shelf. Wait. I'm going to pull it off and read it TODAY. YES, I WILL!

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    1. How can I judge you, lady?! I barely read it till last month! haha we're both horrible people.

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  5. I'm so ashamed after reading your list. I have only maybe read 2 novels in your list, Not a Drop to Drink and Find Me.
    I totally think Not a Drop to Drink could do with a sequel.
    I'm pretty sure that Find Me will have a sequel with the way the book ended. Do you recall the whole "Remember Me" thing?
    Great list, Melissa! :)

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    1. Oooooh you're right, Nick! I really want a sequel to FIND ME because, well, I loved it. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

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  6. I would love to know what happened to Carly and Ryan too! I only managed to read Raw Blue a few months ago but it has stuck with me ever since. Thank you for your list - I now have quite a few more titles to add to my TBR list!

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    1. I sure hope you read some of these titles, Sophia! These are some of my absolute favourite books :)))

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  7. I'd love a sequel to Raw Blue. I feel like the ending was so abrupt and it would be so nice to see how things played out. Great Top Ten, Melissa!(:

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  8. I would die of happiness if we got a sequel to Raw Blue Melissa! It's of course beautiful and perfect as it is, but I would love a little novella or extended epilogue to see how the two of them are doing now. *dreamy sigh* I still need to read all the rest of the ones on your list besides The Raft. Fail:)

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  9. A TFioS sequel would probably kill me emotionally...I want one.

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  10. TFiOS has been a popular one on lists today! I debated on putting it on mine and eventually decided that the ending was perfect and I couldn't imagine seeeing the characters any differently then I do now. I also really want to read The Raft! I'm glad it left you wanting more =

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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  11. I have to admit that I haven't read any of the books on your list.But I have Raw Blue and it seems really interesting!My TTT-->http://bookladysreviews.blogspot.com/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday-15.html

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  12. Many Waters! I can't believe I didn't think of that one. What a perfect and wonderful choice.

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  13. I haven't heard of Many Waters, I'm really interested in that one. I've seen Not A Drop to Drink but don't remember the reviews about it. It's so rare to not have sequels these days I'm surprised you could come up with 10! I am with you on Raw Blue!!! Love that one!

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  14. I've only heard of The Fault in Our Stars. I'll have to check out Raw Blue, it seems like a lot of people hold it in high regard.

    Thanks for the follow, I'm following back on Bloglovin'.

    Sarah

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  15. RAW BLUE! I get your feelings on this. I wish we'd gotten to see Carly come out of her internal place a bit more at the end. But I agree that more might ruin it all! I'm excited to read Not a Drop to Drink and I really want to read Many Waters! I LOVED so many of L'Engle's books growing up - esp her Wrinkle in Time series. Oh The Fault in Our Stars. I agree that it was amazing, but I don't think I could go back there. I just finished Find Me, and it seemed like the last paragraph was teasing a book 2??? I definitely think the author could continue that series!

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  16. It would definitely rock to have a sequel for Not a Drop to Drink and TFIOS! Wintergirls, too - that story was intense and excellent.

    Great choices, Melissa! :)

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  17. Oh there is a few there I want to read and now I want to read even more. Sarah Beth Durst also writes standalones but I would love a sequel from at least one of her stories. I do enjoy them.

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  18. I completely agree with The Fault in Our Stars. I know it wouldn't work, but I don't care.

    My TTT.

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  19. I really liked The Fault, but I think you're right that it would probably be really depressing. I'm excited to read Find Me. Glad to hear it's worthy of a sequel. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  20. Out of your list I've only read The Fault in Our Stars and Safekeeping, but I wholeheartedly agree that sequels would be great!

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  21. Raw Blue. I have to buy this book because you keep mentioning it in so many of your posts and I keep wondering why I still haven't read since I love contemporary. I will get to it soon! I'm so excited to read Find Me, it sounded so good and I'm glad that you loved it as well.

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  22. Not sure if someone said this about Find Me yet in the comments -- but it actually has a sequel! I asked Romily on Twitter, and she said the next one is called "Remember Me" and it's due sometime in 2014. I was sooo excited. That's one of my favorite YA thrillers for sure!

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  23. I haven't read any of these books but I'm taking note because I'm always looking for a good stand alone these days.

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