Top 10 Tuesday #82


I LOOOOOVE a good series, if it’s done right, of course. I like the series that are organically meant for something more, unlike a couple I could name that were meant to be a single story but then stretched out into four books (*cough* Twilight *cough*).  So here are the books that maybe should have series because I love the world so much and don’t want to leave or I feel there was more to say.

1.  Friends with Boys by Erin Faith Hicks — This is a graphic novel that I read in about 45 minutes.  There’s a lot of things going on here, particularly about Maggie and her family, but also her new friends and a crush she has.  But there’s also a bit of a ghost story that I would really want to explore more. I was so sad when I discovered there weren’t any sequels.

2.  The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler — There is definite potential for adult books about Jude’s sister’s stories, particularly Mari.

3.  You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle — Much like the people who kept watching the movies, I would love to know what happens to the cast as they mature.

4.  Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes — Loved this book so much, I wish it were longer or, you know, had some sequels. 🙂

5. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin — Man, I really want to know what happens between the newly reconnected Conrad & Marian, and of course, I’d love to follow Kirby on her journey.

6.  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater — This is exactly the type of book that lends itself to great sequels.  There is so much to explore in this universe that I was actually surprised to learn it was a stand alone book.  And, just because I have to say it (and when you say it, you have to say the full name) Sean Kendrick. Sigh.

7.  The Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — Yes, I realize there are, like, eight books, but this series is so fun! Great heroes & heroines, fun storylines, steamy romances. Yes, please!

8.  The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers — There was a definite end here, too, but the end was just so weird that I would love another book that would better explain it to me. 🙂

9.  Ditched, A Love Story by Robin Mellom — I would love to get more from this universe, with maybe Justina & Ian in the background, but I want to spend some time with them as a couple.

10.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky — Oh, man, I would love to know what happens down the road for Charlie, Patrick, and Sam. This is my heart’s greatest hope.

11.  Anything that Rainbow Rowell has ever written — Attachments and Eleanor & Park could both benefit with a second book…or short story…or chapter…that lets the audience in on their lives after the book ended and how they got their HEA.  Looking forward to Fangirl.



13 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #82

  1. C August 6, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply

    Love that you included a Keyes book! She cracks me up 🙂

  2. Ashley@The Quiet Concert August 6, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    Eleanor and Park and Scorpio Races made my list today too 🙂

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  3. Lucy August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am Reply

    Yes, high five on Perks and Rainbow Rowell! I’m not ready to let go of these characters.

  4. Rory August 6, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    I don’t like sequels, but I absolutely agree with Perks of Being a Wallflower. I would love an update.

  5. Kelly (@xoxoKellyNina) August 6, 2013 at 10:10 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, YES to anything written by Rainbow Rowelll! While complete, I want a epilogue for every book! 🙂

  6. Nicole August 6, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply

    I agree with everything you said about The Scorpio Races. But how you feel about Rainbow Rowell, I feel about Melina Marchetta. I am hoping to read #2 and #3 soonish. Great list 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  7. Tiffany August 6, 2013 at 11:30 am Reply

    Oooooo… a Perk of Being a Wallflower squeal would be very interesting. Great list!

  8. Quinn August 6, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

    I’ve only read Rainbow Rowell ( LOVE HER). I actually love how both Attachments and E&P ended. I’m usually someone who wants to know all the details about the HEA, but I just loved the ending for E&P. That said, if Rowell released a sequel I would snap it up in a heart beat. I’m sure it would be amazing. And I’m really excited Fangirl, too.

    Also, I just started The Scorpio Races on audiobook. I’m excited. A little confused on what water horses are, but even though I’ve only listend to about 15 minutes – I’m am all Sean Kendrick, too 🙂

  9. Emily (@FallingforYA) August 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm Reply

    The Scorpio Races is also on my list! I just loved the setting, the characters, and Sean Kendrick! *sigh*

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  10. La Coccinelle August 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm Reply

    I’m seeing lots of books I’ve never even heard of on people’s lists. If they’re so good they need sequels… my wish list may be in trouble.

  11. A.M.B. August 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I would love to see a sequel to Attachments! I haven’t read Eleanor & Park yet, but I’ve pre-ordered Fangirl (I’m interested in the fan fiction angle).

  12. Jillyn August 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm Reply

    I would love a continuation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, that’s for sure.

    My TTT.

  13. bookgoonie August 7, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply

    Great call. Scorpio Races, Perks & E&P all could do with a checkin for sure.

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