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.