Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  I almost didn't participate this week because most of the books I read already have sequels.  Most genre books/YA fiction seem to be part of a trilogy or a never-ending series these days, and it's somewhat refreshing to find standalone books, where authors can contain their story in one volume avoiding any second book slump situations.  However, after thinking some more about the topic, I realised that even though I didn't want direct sequels to some of the books listed below, I wouldn't mind returning to the world in which they are set.   
1. The Toyminator
2. The Time Travellers Wife
3. Apocalypse Cow
4. NOS4R2
5. Zoo City
6. Bad Monkeys
7. Ready Player One
8. The River of No Return
9. Angel Maker
10. The Troupe
Which books would you like sequels to?  Are you a fan of sequels or a sceptic?


  1. I'm right there with ya with the Time Traveler's Wife! I wish the same thing! Great list :)

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

    1. Thanks!

      I'm not sure what the sequel would be about though! :)

  2. Great List. I found some new books to read being that I haven't read any of these. I'm a fan of sequels in most cases. In some cases authors need to just step away and let it end.

    I'm now following you on bloglovin' :)

    Here's My Top Ten

    1. Cool, thanks! :)

      Totally agree about some authors not knowing when to stop. Sometimes, even if it is annoying and I'm greedy, I'd rather be left wanting more than wishing for it all to end!

  3. Yesssss for Ready Player One! I'd love for another book to take place in that world, it was so well done.

    And I looked up The Toyminator and it sounds really interesting!

    1. I technically cheated as it's already a sequel to The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, but I really want another book following Eddie the Bear and his upside-down drinking ways! Especially as no other Robert Rankin books can match the silly-funnies of those two books. Really recommend it.

  4. I had Time Traveler's Wife on my list this week too! And the only reason I didn't include The River of No Return (which I LOVE) is because there really is a sequel coming! Great list. :)


    1. Ooooo! That's something to look forward to then :) Hope there's more about the Guild in the next book!