Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone books that need a sequel

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a fun one—Standalone books that need a sequel! Plenty of fantasy books come to mind for this category. Thanks to That Arts Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!


Pete’s Five

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
The characters are at such a radically different place from where they started by the end of Warbreaker—and the glimpse we get of some characters in *certain other books* just makes me hungrier for another Warbreaker book!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Though I’m told Anansi Boys is a sort-of sequel, I would really like a direct sequel to this story. Maybe the success of the show will make this possible.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
While the ending of Count is a satisfying one, I would still love to read more of the Dante’s adventures.

1984 by George Orwell
With one of the most frustrating endings of all time, I can’t help but want to read more of this story. Surely things can’t get worse, right?

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Another Sanderson book that supposedly will get a sequel someday, but I’m impatient. That being said, I still need to read The Emperor’s Soul, which is set in the same world.

Indiana’s Five

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
It’s one of my favorite books, so of course I think it deserves a sequel. One that we’ll never get.

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
Especially with an election coming up, it would be great to have a sequel to this fable.

Less  by Andrew Sean Greer
Less was a hilarious and semi-depressing character to spend several hours of your life with, but there’s something in him and his story that I would like to return to.

Chemistry by Weike Wang
This was such a wonderfully entertaining and heart-breaking book. I would love to read a sequel just so I could spend more time with the protagonist.

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
This trippy, mysterious, and thrilling book definitely deserves a sequel.

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