Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Can We Get a Sequel, Please?

Happy Tuesday! Happy Top Ten-ing! Today's Top Ten Tuesday is  Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels. We spend a tiny bit of time grumbling about series that go on forever (SIDE EYE, Charlaine Harris) but sometimes a book is so good you want more no mater what.As always a cheers of our whiskey sours (or in CC's world, whiskey on the rocks, since she is a badass) to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT. And now for books we wish had sequels:

Grad Student:
1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Paper Towns by John Green
3. Chime by Franny Billingsley (has anyone else read this yet!? I need a friend here)
4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.

Goosie Mama:
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (suggested sub-title: The College Years a la Saved by the Bell. Zach Morris reference on a Tuesday morning? Awesome.
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and Daivd Levithan I would like a book completely from Tiny's POV.
7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Can we just dedicate an entire chapter to "bat. bat. bat." ?!

Crazy Camper:
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett- whatever happened to Aibileen? Did Miss Skeeter's mom survive her cancer?
9. Stupid Perfect World, I liked this premise. This novella was just not enough for the characters!
10. SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAD A SEQUEL: Fallen by Lauren Kate.  Ugh. Stop after book 1.

Want to know more? See our reviews (in the links here) of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Paper Towns by John Green, Chime by Franny Billingsley, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Goosie Mama's Review, Grad Student's Review), and Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfield.


  1. OMG I would LOVE a sequel to The Scorpio Races! Maybe not a sequel as in more Sean and Puck, but like a companion novel... I'd love to see more set in that beautiful setting with the horses... oh good pick!

  2. The Sky Is Everywhere is on my list this week too. I'd love to know more.

  3. I would also like to see a sequels to The Sky Is Everywhere and The Help. Ha, yes I also agree a lot of these YA contemps could do with a 'The College Years' style update!

  4. I haven't read any of these... *sigh*

    I haven't read Chime, but I loved The Folk Keeper by the same author, so it might be one I'd really enjoy.

  5. The Scorpio Races is definitely a good one (I'd like to preemptively request MORE of the killer sea horses, pleeeeease) as is Will Grayson, Will Grayson. In fact, I'll take a retelling of WG, WG only as seen through the eyes of Tiny. YES! Let's make it happen! I'm also going to through Every Day by David Levithan into the mix too!

  6. A definite YES to #1 and #7! And agreed on #10 - I couldn't even make through the first five chapters of the sequel for that book.

    Fabulous top ten choices :)

  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower made my list too.

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    My TTT.

  8. The Stat Prob would be such an interesting sequel- I'd be really interested to see that, too, though I don't know if I'd actually read it. I would be interested, but not enough, I don't think- I liked the ending it came with.


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