As per That Artsy Reader Girl’s Blog, “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.
How it works:
I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
March 12: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
If I go to my shelf of my top (5 star) rated books, most of my all time favorite books already have sequels, like:
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolken
4. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Sookie Stackhouse (Trueblood) Series by Charlaine Harris
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
8. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Those that are standalone:
9. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly was a great book; however, I think that the book was pretty much completed by the end, so there isn’t really so much room for a sequel. I could of course always be wrong. I do not know so much about the history of NASA or of its human “computers”.
10. The Mist by Stephen King. Okay, so maybe a sequel to this book could be interesting. At the end of the book, the reader is left with a cliff hanger as to what will happen to the Earth and to humanity. At the same time, however, part of the charm of this book is that you are left without the answers. Therefore, a sequel might in fact be a terrible thing.