This week's Top Ten on Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish is an incredibly exciting one for me.
Why? Because I offered up the topic for today's list! Crazy, right? Or crazy that I'm excited about it? Who knows. But either way, I'm excited nonetheless.
The topic? Top Ten Books I Wish Had A Sequel.
Of course, I had to come up with an insanely hard topic.
Why? First, I never realized just how many series I read. Seriously, they seem to dominate my reading list. Second, I have a feeling all of my reasoning is either going to be a) I just never wanted this book to end or b) I just have to know what happens to ___________. Third, how to pick only ten? But really, isn't that the problem every week?
Oh well, let's get going with this list:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - This book falls under the heading of I never wanted this book to end. I loved how the story ended, how the tale that Morgenstern wove together so beautifully played out, but I was so sad to turn the final page and have to leave her world forever. I'm not even sure where a sequel would take us, but I'm sure it would be as beautiful and haunting as this book.
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - I would love to see how Jacob's life plays out. I am so intrigued by him, the story of his life, and his battle between his younger self and the aged body he feels so trapped in at present. To see where he goes and how he gets there. I would also love to see a peak into the life of the young man whose world Jacob stumbled into and then how their two lives intertwined.
3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - I would love to see where Puck and Sean's lives go from the end of this novel. I'd love to see how the Scorpio Races played out in the future. And I would love to become more involved in Sean's interactions with his water horses.
4. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katharine Howe - I just really feel like there are so many places this novel could go from its close. There are so many places to go with these characters and this place that it's literally seeping with brilliant story lines.
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Just tell me anyone who doesn't want to see where these two peoples' lives go after the last page is turned.
6. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close - I never wanted this story to end. Ever. It was like reading my life and the lives of my friends in a paperback. More, please!
7. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I really, really want to know more about the life of their kid! Seriously. I would love to see a peak at Alba's life and her interactions with her father, mother, and the world.
8. Sunshine by Robin McKinley - Who wouldn't want more about these characters? About this world? I feel like I just got to know these characters and then the book was over. I would love to be more immersed within this world.
9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - I would love to see Oskar as an adult. I mean, really? Wouldn't we all?
10. I Am The Messanger by Markus Zusak - With how this book ended, I would love to see where the lives of these characters go. Zusak is one amazing story teller!