Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone Books That Need A Sequel


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is standalone books that we think need a sequel. I love a good standalone. There’s something about a single book that can be so powerful that you know the story is going to stick with you for a very long time. However, I’m also a little greedy and totally want more. So here’s my list of ten books where I wouldn’t mind if the author randomly decided to drop a second one.


1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
Clearly I am the biggest masochist ever because oh my god, this book broke my heart so much. Just thinking about it, it’s significance to me, and the weird similarities it had to my life and a relationship is getting me a little (a lot) teary eyed right now.


2. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
I really just want to know how the characters went on to live their lives and the answer to a really big question I had at the end of the novel.


3. Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn
Um, more of Peyton and Rome please.


4. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
I hope Penny and Sam are living very happy lives right now.


5. When We Collided by Emery Lord
How has Vivi’s life turned out?


6. Swear on This Life by Renée Carlino
Emiline better be happily living out her days.


7. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Look I love them, but they’re fundamentally different, so would they really work out?


8. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
I want a book to tell me everything that happened between the last chapter and the epilogue.


9. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
How is my favourite nerd doing? I hope he’s happy.


10. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Who wouldn’t want another book about one of the cutest YA couples of all time?

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