Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (#4): Books I wish had sequels




Top Ten Tuesday this week is about 
the books I wish had sequels!

I have to say right away that even though I loooove duologies/trilogies/series, there aren't enough stand-alone books nowdays. It seems that every book is stretched into several books even though the book could stand its ground alone. That being said, I loved these stand-alones and I don't think they precisely need sequels, but I'm just simply curious how the story would have continued. 

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

4. One Day by David Nicholls 

5. The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

6. 1984 by George Orwell

7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

9. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson 

10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Do you think the sequels for these books would have been interesting? 
And sorry that I include The Fault in Our Stars in every list, I just love that book.

28 comments:

  1. Yes. Well put. No, they don't need sequels, but it would be interesting to see what happened.

    Here's my TT post: I Poohpooh Sequels.

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  2. I agree, because while I didn't love 'Perks', it would be interesting to see what happened.

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    1. To be honest, I'd love to know what became of Charlie's future. How the rest of the high school turned out to be, did he go to college etc. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I agree with your opening statement and said something quite similar myself. I would like to know how Liesel moved on from the tragedies of her childhood too, although I'm sure it would be another very sad book.

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    1. It's nice to speculate what would happen in the sequels, but I'm not sure if I actually would like to read them. That's exactly why I'm curious about The Book Thief. :) What sort of adulthood would she have after so many tragic events?

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I agree with The Book Thief and The Perks of Being a Wallflower! While I loved The Fault in Our Stars I think the ending was perfect and wouldn't want it to continue.

    My TTT.

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    1. I totally understand where you're coming! The ending was perfect, but I can't help myself wonder where's Hazel going to go from there on. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sofia I'm so surprised that no one remembered The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Your the first person that I seen add this to your list.

    I've seen a few people mention The Fault in our Stars but I really thought it'd be more of a popular choice.

    I love Cecilia Ahern's books :D My favourite being PS I Love you but I don't think that I would wish that as a sequel as I was quite happy with the ending.

    My TTT

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    1. I saw a few other who had included it as well, but not that many to be honest. :) I think I have added TFIOS to every list I've had now, I just can't help it..

      Yeah I love them too! They always have this certain magical realism in them which is so well execute. Always. :)

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. I read a few weeks ago that he's writing a graphic novel sequel to Fight Club! Link to article

    I was pretty excited. But that's one that I loved the movie more than the book. Any way it goes - I'll still be reading the new graphic novel!

    And The Fault In Our Stars... I'd love to know what happens next. But I just feel like it'd be too sad.

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    1. What!! Oh my god, I had no idea Palahniuk had such ideas! Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it. :) I will definitely want to read the graphic novel as well.

      A sequel to TFIOS probably would be a real tearjerker, wouldn't it? The beginning would be pretty awful, but maybe the end could be a happy and optimistic? :)

      Thanks for stopping by and for the info! I'm so excited now. :)

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  7. Great list! I don't think I could ever read a sequel to The Fault In Our Stars, it would be too much for me to handle.
    -Scott Reads It!

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    1. It would probably me for me as well, but I'm just way too curious! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. The only one I've read is The Fault in Our Stars! i think a sequel would kill me dead though. lol Can I have more from before the end? Great list!

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  9. Good list, I'd love to read sequels for Perks of Being a Wallflower and 1984.

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  10. I agree with you - it seems like authors always stretch stories into duologies/trilogies mostly, even though everything can fit in one book.

    I'd love to read a sequel to The Perks of Being a Wallflower (even though I've only seen the movie so far) and Jane Eyre. I wouldn't read a sequel to The Fault In Our Stars, since Augustus, who was the star for me, isn't going to be in it..

    Anyway. Great list!

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    1. I totally understand your point of view on August - of course the book wouldn't be same without him. :( Though, it would be nice if the book had some flashbacks of Hazel and Augustus being together.. Or it would end up being too painful. :(

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  11. I'd love a sequel of Perks and Jane Eyre:) Yes, the trilogy trend doesn't do much good to most stories..

    TTT @ Eveline's Books

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    1. I suppose that's why love triangles are so popular - they can continue to the story a little bit longer.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. I agree entirely with The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars. More story, please!

    My TTT.

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  13. I would totally love a sequel to Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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    1. It would be pretty great! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  14. I'd like to think Dexter married and named a daughter after Emma. That he realized the good Emma brought out in him and he doesn't regret the past. oooh The Fault in Our Stars. In my head, she's cured and meets someone as awesome as Augustus.

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    1. Haha, I think you read my mind while writing that down. :) I so agree! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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