Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are talking about standalone books that we wish had sequels. I remember as a kid hating when I reached the end of a book, just feeling like I needed to know what happened after the book ended. These days, series books are the norm, and I tend to favor standalone books, go figure. But even so, some books leave you wanting more.

I was happy with the conclusions of all these books, but I can’ t help but hope for a sequel:

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Can you believe all that happened to Charlie in freshman year? It makes me wonder what his sophomore year is like, when he’s busy “participating,” and not writing anymore “Dear Friend” letters. All his friends at school were seniors and graduated. Who are his new friends? Does his English teacher still give him books? So many questions!

2. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding  What is the next high school musical going to be? Is Devan still making lists? I miss these characters!

3. Easy by Tammara Webber- I know the author is working on a companion book written in Lucas’ POV, so yay! But I still want to know how Lucas and Jacqueline are doing in their new city/job/school.

4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – I read an interview in EW (here) where Rainbow said she would like to write a sequel set in the future when E&P are adults. I would be down with that! Just want to know what became of Eleanor & Park after high school.

5. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – The relationship took a turning point at the end of the book. What happens next? I wouldn’t mind a companion book either featuring another character.

6. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg – Rafe changed his persona at school – how has his life changed? How is his relationship with Ben? I want more please!

7. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick I love Jase and Sam and the Garrett family. How are Jase and Sam doing after the summer when they are in separate schools? Does Samantha still spend time with the Garrett’s? I miss their bustling household!

8. Every Day by David Levithan – So many questions at the end of this one! I know sequels aren’t Levithan’s thing but I am hungry for more and want to know how A is doing.

I’ll have to make this a top 8 this week. I could stretch it out to ten, but really I don’t think every book needs a sequel. It’s nice to leave something to the imagination, right?

What books do you wish had sequels?


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

  1. I haven’t read any of the books on this list, except Perks, and it nearly made my list, too. I would have loved to see where his other high school years took him, and what he did with himself. Did he make new friends? Did he find a new person to write letters to? I would love to read a sequel.
    My Top Ten post 🙂

  2. Sofia says:

    Great list! So many are on TBR list, so now I’m just dying to read them as I got a reminder of them. 🙂 I so agree with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I’d love to know what became of Charlie’s life!

  3. I would love for their to be a sequel to Eleanor and Park!

  4. ChrissiReads says:

    I would also really love a sequel to Eleanor and Park 🙂

  5. BermudaOnion says:

    Eleanor and Park for sure!!

  6. Candice says:

    Oh I didn’t think about a few of these! I’d LOVE to see more of E&P set as adults… would be wonderful! And yes, I needed more of A in Every day. I felt like it was totally set up for a sequel too. Great picks this week!

  7. elena says:

    Totally agree with Eleanor & Park + My Life Next Door! More please!

  8. Great choices. I really want to check in with Perks & make sure everyone is ok.

  9. Oh my gosh I totally feel you on Eleanor and Park and My Life Next Door- practically dying without a sequel over here.

  10. Quinn says:

    I had such a difficult time with this topic. I ended up reworking it a bit. My favorite books tend to be standalones, and I like them more because they are standalones. I love E&P, and I really enjoyed the ending of the book. However, if Rowell wrote a sequel, or a book abuot them as adults, I still would be all over that. She’s an amazing writer.

  11. Jessica C. says:

    Another Perks book would be so wonderful. Knowing what else went on with Charlie would be sooo amazing!

  12. I’ve only read Every Day on your list and I agree I would love to know what has happened with A. There are a few on here that I really want to try out soon, hopefully I can find a copy some where.

  13. Caitlin says:

    I’ve seen E&P on every list so far! I can totally see why people want a sequel. I’d love a Perks sequel as well

    Cait x

  14. Jillyn says:

    I couldn’t agree more with The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’d love to see more of his growth.

    My TTT.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I can’t believe I forgot Easy. Would be so great to get more Lucas!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

    YA Sisterhood

  16. Daphne says:

    Yay for perks and e&p! Also Huntley Fitzpatrick said today she is working on Tim’s story right now 🙂

  17. Maria says:

    I forgot to list Perks! But you know, Lucy? I haven’t finish Every Day yet.. and I started last Feb! it was boring me 🙁

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