Standalones Books That Need a Sequel

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag (6)

This post is inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday prompt from a couple weeks ago.  I really enjoyed reading everyone’s posts that week and I knew I had to give it a shot.  The majority of the books I read are standalones, and I much prefer them, but every once in awhile I put a book down and wish for more.

The Water Cure by Sophie Macintosh


When I read The Water Cure earlier this year I wasn’t sure what to think of it.  It is one of those books that I grow to appreciate more as time goes on and I have more time to sit with my feelings. The ending is pretty open and I was left with a lot of questions, which is part of what makes the novel brilliant, but I think a sequel could be compelling.

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippencott


This is another example where the ending left me with a lot of questions.  I need to know what happens to these characters next, even if the answers absolutely crushes me. My heart barely survived reading Five Feet Apart (and do not get me started on the movie) but I want more.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely


This is the one book on this list where I am truly surprised that there isn’t going to be a sequel.  The world is so unique and well-developed and I want more.  There is so much that can be done with this world, and I think it is a missed opportunity. I mean, how many dystopian/SciFi western novels are out there?

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Far from the Tree

Far From the Tree has some of the best sibling relationships that I have ever read.  I want a sequel following these characters as adults and seeing how their relationships with one another have developed and changed.  There are bound to be ups and downs, and I want to know about them!

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


I just want more of these characters! I adore Noah and Jude and I miss them! Are they still happy? What are their lives like now? I need answers!

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue


I loved The Wonder but the ending left me feeling unsatisfied. I would love for a sequel to pick up right where The Wonder left off and to explain where the characters go from here.  I can not say too much more without spoiling the endingkkbLogo

10 thoughts on “Standalones Books That Need a Sequel

  1. I’m currently living Far From the Tree and enjoying it sooooo much. I feel like something is about to happen, though, and it will crush my heart, and I’m sort of excited about it? Lol. I would love to follow these characters into adulthood as well!
    The same goes for I’ll Give You the Sun, because as much as I adore that book, I did feel like the ending on Noah’s part was not satisfying enough. We barely get to see how he gets back together with Brian, because it’s all on Jude’s perspective. I think it would be amazing if we got to read from Noah’s point of view when they’re sixteen too, because I totally missed that!
    Great choices! 😊

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