Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (96)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What did Nick Carraway do after the end of Gatsby? Wouldn't it be awesome to find out?

2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
I actually saw someone suggest an Eleanor and Park 10 years later story on Tumblr and Rainbow Rowell even says that she wants to write it! Yes, please!

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green
What happens to Pudge in the future? Does he grow apart from the Colonel? Do they stay best friends and have Thanksgivings together and drink Strawberry Hill wine? I want to know.

4. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
If you've read the book, you know there's a pretty unique ending. There's one character in particular that I'd like to see more of and see how he copes.

5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Okay, so I don't necessarily want a sequel to Beauty Queens, but I would love another feminist satire by Libba Bray.

6. Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
This story ends really well, but I just want to know what happens next?!

7. I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
It can't end there! It can't! What happens next? Is that terrible thing really going to happen? Urgh!!

8. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
I don't know why I want a sequel, I just do.

9. Every Day by David Levithan
Part of me would hate this because it's one of my Favorite books and why mess with perfection? But another part of me wants to know what happens in A's future.

10. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
More traveling, perhaps? Different country? Probably a terrible idea, but it sounds good in theory.

37 comments:

  1. 'The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks' - YES! I think because I want to know what sort of notoriety she found (and how!)

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    1. Yes! You know she's going to be even more dynamic of a character as she grows up.

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  2. I still have to read all of these seriously I need to get with it

    My Top Ten

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    1. I can't tell you how many times I've said something along those lines when I was checking out someone's TTT.

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  3. Loving your list! Guitar Girl just made me think of the Diary of A Crush series...although that is a series, I still wonder about what happened to Dylan and Edie. I like that Gatsby's on your list, I'm totally jealous that I didn't think of it.

    My TTT

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    1. I haven't read the Diary of a Crush series, but I love Sarra Manning's writing style, so I want to check it out! :)

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  4. Everyday was also one of my favourites. It definitely needs a sequel. Great list!

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  5. Good list, I loved Looking for Alaska but while I do want to know how Pudge's life continued I think that the story was complete and that we should assume life goes on as what happens next which is vague yes but I don't think there's another story that needs to told no matter how much I'd like to read it.

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    1. A lot of these sequels wouldn't actually work- it's more just wishful thinking. :)

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  6. I love the sounds of Rainbow and Park ten years on! :D
    Fantastic idea.

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    1. I can't take any credit for it, as I saw it on Rainbow Rowell's Tumblr, but I think it's a fantastic idea, too! :)

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  7. I just recently read Wanderlove and loved it! I really need to read Eleanor & Park, I think it's on everyone's list this week, but at the same time, that makes me nervous. ~Pam

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    1. I was nervous to read it for that reason, too, but it really lived up to the hype for me. :)

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  8. Great list! I agree with the Great Gatsby & Looking for Alaska, I want to know more about those stories:)

    TTT @ Eveline's Books

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't think the Gatsby one is going to happen, haha. But we readers can dream, right? :)

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  9. The Thief Lord! You're so right - it does have such a different ending than most children's books. I remember reading it and being like "What? That's it? What happens next?!"

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    1. It's not that Happily Ever After ending and that's what's so shocking. I had the exact reaction you did, haha!

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  10. I've seen ELEANOR & PARK on just about every list (including mine), AS IT SHOULD. (;

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  11. Looking for Alaska and Beauty Queens are 2 of my favorite books. I wish they had sequels too!

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    1. They're my go-to book recommendations. Love them!

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  12. Sara these are all fantastic books that I've either read myself or really want to read :D

    I'm now so excited about hearing that great news about Eleanor & Park, this book is also on my list for this week's Top Ten Tuesday.

    My TTT

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    1. Hopefully it will actually happen! I doubt that Rainbow Rowell was being serious, but it's a possibility. :D

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  13. Great list!

    Kerri
    http://turnthepagereviews.com

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  14. I have been seeing Eleanor and Park all over this week. I really need to read it, evidently!

    New GFC follower

    My TTT.

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  15. I HIGHLY support the idea of another feminist satire by Libba Bray. This is the second TTT I have seen today with Every Day on there. I'm struggling to finish it at the moment, but maybe it will get better??

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    1. There was a point with Every Day that I remember just falling in love with it. Hope you reach that point, too!

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  16. I actually listed Eleanor & Park as a book I'm glad is a standalone. That said, if a 10 years later book from Rowell was published I would be chomping at the bit to get my hands on it. Rainbow is amazing.

    And I would love another feminist satire from Libba Bray!

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    1. There can never be too many feminist satires from Libba Bray. :)

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  17. Oh Gatsby...at least there is now a movie with a hottie!! Thanks for stopping by my TT.

    Jennifer
    YA Sisterhood

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  18. Oh, if Gatsby had a prequel! I would die! I'd love to see where he came from!

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    1. YES! We get his back story in the novel, but it would be amazing to have a whole book about it!

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  19. I'd love to read a sequel to The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and see what an older Frankie is up to now (and what trouble she may or may not be getting into)! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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Your comments brighten my day. :)