(EN) Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel/Epilogue

March 12, 2019     Laurie     Tags & memes, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is created by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s purpose is that you make a top 10 list on Tuesday out of the topics she provides. However, you don’t have to stick exactly to 10, you may also put more or less books/things on the lists. Moreover, you are allowed to give an “unique” spin to the topic whenever that works better for you. Well, let’s move on to this week’s list!

Today’s theme is: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel. This is a tricky one, because sequels can either make or break te book. Well, I’m going to try and list some. It’s hard for me since I mainly read series, but I will try. Click on the links in the titles to go to the book’s page on Goodreads.

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Oh this book really surprised me. I was a little concerned when I started it, but the end made me crave more. I want to know how things evolve after what happened there.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets Of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Many people consider this book and the author “problematic”, but I’m not influenced by that. I have my own opinion and I loved reading this and I need more. The ending is too open for my liking and it leaves so much space for more development. However, a sequel is in the works, so yay!

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

This is a book that took me a very long while to get into, but my rating changed from 2 to 4 stars towards the end. However, a sequel wouldn’t do this book justice, but an epilogue would be great.

Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold

I really want to know how everyone is doing after that last chapter. We get a glimpse, but how about a reunion of this special group of friends?

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Not a sequel, but again an epilogue. I really want to see how Lily is doing after she did that thing in the final chapter. I can’t tell you what I mean because of spoilers, but I would love to see a happily ever after if that’s how their story will unfold.

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Uhm the ending! Not telling you what and why, but I wanted more.

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Just an epilogue would already be fine, because this book surprised me as well. We just need to know how things are going for all characters a few months later.

In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira

I have to admit that I found the book a bit mediocre, but I am curious how things will work out a couple of months later.

Fataal Spel by Chinouk Thijssen

This is a Dutch Young Adult thriller, but I cannot leave this one out of the list. The ending is screaming for a sequel, because something is happening and we all need to know how things will go afterwards.

Pfew, this was much harder than I’d anticipated. Which books do you think that need a sequel?

9 responses to “(EN) Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel/Epilogue

  1. YES – It Ends with US. Totally agree. I love stand alone books that provide an epilogue so I can see into the character’s future. I hate being left wondering!

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