July 15, 2016

Books I Wish Had Sequels

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Books I Wish Had Sequels.

While I was coming up with this list, I would think of a book, and then think about what kind of book might be a sequel to that book. Many of the books I wanted to put on this list didn't lend themselves easily to a sequel. Like, maybe the main protagonist died. That would make it difficult to have a sequel. Also, I thought about listing Pride and Prejudice, but what story would that tell? It's been done a zillion time, but not as well as Jane Austen did it originally. Sigh. So this list is books that I would like to have a sequel for and that also could have one that meshed with the story line, at least a little.

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Top of the list, number 1 book I wish had a sequel. Hands down.

  2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - So much love for this book. I am sure I've read it at least 4 times.

  3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - This book could definitely have a sequel. There could be more story to tell. So good.

  4. All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith - It's strange for a non-fiction book to have a sequel, but I guess it happens. I would love for her to go other places to do Jane Austen book clubs. How would they be received in Asia, for example?

  5. The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen - Raise your hand if you're surprised this is on the list. No, I didn't think so.

I realized that most of these books have a similar atmosphere. They are creepy and mysterious. I wonder if that's about me wanting that kind of book right now, or do those books easily lend themselves to serialization? I don't know.

What books would you like to see have a sequel?