Top Ten Tuesday-Standalone Books that Deserve a Sequel

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Standalone Books That Need a Sequel. I’m just kidding, it’s totally not. But I don’t like this week’s topic, and I missed last Tuesday when everyone did this one, so here we are.

1.How to Love by Katie Cotugno. WILL THIS BOOK BE ON EVERY LIST I EVER MAKE? It’s very possible, and I’m not sorry about it. I want to see Reena and Sawyer out on their own away from their insane parents and happy together. I want to see Reena writing and Shelby in med school, but guys, mainly I want to see more of Sawyer being a dad. I don’t even like kids, (Dexter and Waylen, you are the only exceptions, congratulations) but watching Sawyer carry Hannah and whisper “what a racket” when the cicadas are buzzing? I don’t know man, something about that just gets me.

2. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. Skylar in college and Josh continuing to heal are two things I need in my life. And the letter at the back? Yes. So much yes to seeing this. 

3. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley. Everyone who’s read this will tell you it calls for a sequel. Parts are left open-ended and WE NEED ANSWERS.

4. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan. This is sort of cheating, because there actually is a sequel in the works now (The Heir Affair, 2020), but I like to think that I’m partly responsible because I’ve been begging for more since it first came out.

5. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. This one had a totally sad but realistic ending, and I have got to see what happens next.

6. Save the Date by Morgan Matson. So it would definitely be different after what happened by the end, but I’m dying to hang out with the Grant siblings again.

7. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Solomon. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SENIOR YEAR I NEED TO KNOW

8. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera. Adam. Becky. You know what you did.

9. Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios. Grace after Gavin, that’s what I’m after. How has she healed, how’s she doing, has she been able to move on at all?

10. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. Would like to see where Josh & Nastya & Drew end up. WOULD ALSO ACCEPT ANY OTHER BOOK FROM KATJA MILLAY.

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BONUS: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston. This one doesn’t come out until May, but it was my most anticipated read of the year and your girl hustled until she got an ARC of it. I’m in the middle of my fourth time reading it, and ya’ll are going to NEED ten more books full of Alex and Henry banter, trust me.

Who are are you guys dying for a sequel from?

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday-Standalone Books that Deserve a Sequel

  1. kozbisa says:

    The ending of Our Year of Maybe left me with A LOT of questions. I was ok with how The Royal We ended, but it was so good, I would love to go back. I feel like I want a sequel for all of Cotugno’s books, because they are so messy and you never get a real clear cut ending from any of them. I adored them all, though.

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