Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels

Top 10 Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: 

 Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels - well not quite 10
(They were complete stories, but I could have read more about the characters or set in that world.)

It's really been difficult for me to come up with more than a couple. A lot of times in the past I've read series books. The stand-alone books that I read, mostly, really stood alone.

1. The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher - It had a lot of interesting characters any of which could make a good subject for a novel. Another reviewer pointed out that because of the number of interesting characters, it would also be ideal for a short story format.

2. Heart of Danger: A Tale of Adventure on Land and Sea with Tod Moran, Third Mate of the Tramp Steamer Araby by Howard Pease - Published in 1946, I read it in 1976 at a young impressionable age. It is a YA book. "Tod Moran and Rudy Behrens, a talented young violinist-composer, undertake a perilous journey through occupied France during World War II. They meet and work with the French Underground." I enjoyed the adventures of the characters so much that I always wished there had been more adventures for them together.

3. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - Richard Mayhew falls through the cracks into London Below and encounters adventure and danger trying to get back to London Above. There was definitely room for an encore here.

4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman - Just what did happily ever after entail for Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, and Fezzick? Of course a sequel  probably could never approach the greatness of the original.

5. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore - I would love to see what happens as Sophie grows up.

Which books have you read that you wished had a sequel?


  1. I have seen The Princess Bride on so many lists. I really need to read it!

    1. It's a good book. It can be a little slow in parts where it gets descriptive, but it's worth it. And there is more to it than the movie.