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I genuinely don’t think that I read very many standalones, which is both unfortunate and somewhat funny. Of course I would go for the books that will keep me invested for years and squeeze all the money out of me that they possibly can. And I don’t mind, really, because I prefer to spend more time with characters I love than less. It’s still interesting.
10. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Truth be told, I ran out of stand alone novels that I wanted to see sequels for and so that’s how Just Listen ended up on my list. The truth is, this book doesn’t need a sequel. But I love Sarah Dessen and I would, unquestionably, buy and read a sequel to Just Listen if it existed. But, I could say the same about nearly all of her books. I just, for some reason, feel as though this one has the best sequel opportunity out of them all. But I could be wrong.
9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
I mean, who doesn’t want to know what happened with Elizabeth and Darcy once they were married? I’ll be honest, this is another on here because I had nothing else sort of book. I wouldn’t mind a sequel (though I’ll never get one because the author no longer has the ability to write one), but it doesn’t matter to me either way. And no, a “sequel” by another author does not count.
8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I really feel that Everything, Everything is one of those perfect novels that could really do a lot with a sequel if the author decided to. I don’t think the book necessarily needs a sequel, but I do see a lot of opportunity for a fantastic book here. It’s one of those things that I’ll take either way. Though, if there ever were to be a sequel, it probably would’ve been best to announce it when the movie came out and it was getting all that attention.
7. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
I don’t necessarily need a sequel to Flipped, but I definitely wouldn’t be unhappy if it ever happened. You see, I loved this story. I loved Julie and I loved Bryce and seeing them grow up together and actually start dating and navigate the world that way would be such a fun and amazing thing to have. I don’t think a sequel would really ruin anything in the first novel, so this could be something fantastic. So, I wont say I desperately want it or anything, but I would definitely buy it if one was written.
6. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Ironically, I have two Nutcracker retellings on this list. But I feel like I’ve always wanted more from this story, so it really shouldn’t be all that surprising. Winterspell technically has a novella sequel (ha) but I like to pretend that it doesn’t exist. I would love to see a full sequel to the story at some point in the future, though it doesn’t appear that Legrand has any goals to complete such a thing.
5. The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork
I can’t personally tell whether or not this book was meant to have a sequel or if the ending was intentionally vague. However, I can tell you that I would be eternally in love with any sequel that was made for this one because the writing was just so eloquent and wonderful. The story was masterful and lovely and I imagine further amazing things will come from Wallwork and her writings of the Nutcracker and his love, the pianist Clara.
4. Candor by Pam Bachorz
If you’ve read Candor, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that I’m so upset that there was never anything more to this story but at the same time I almost feel as though it might be ruined if there ever was more. It’s not an idealistic novel, it doesn’t have a monumentally happy ending. In fact, the majority of it isn’t happy but is rather devastating. And, frankly, the realism of that makes the novel impressive in so many ways. But, at the same time, I don’t want the characters to end with such sad results. I’d like to see the status quo broken in the next novel. And yet, at the same time, I’m happy with where it ended. It’s difficult to decide.
3. Windrunner’s Daughter by Bryony Pearce
Windrunner was one hundred percent meant to have a sequel. It ended on a cliffhanger, left you with a lot of unanswered questions, and pretty excited about the second novel. Only, there isn’t a second novel. And it honestly kills me sometimes. This was one of the first books I ever requested from NetGalley and one of the few that I deeply enjoyed. Hopefully one day my wish for a sequel will be granted, but until then I will continue to be upset about the lack of one.
2. Curio by Evangeline Denmark
This book, to the best of my understanding, was supposed to have a sequel but never gained the popularity for it to happen. Or something like that. Whatever the case, the second book in this series was never written or published which I consider quite devastating. Of course, the book didn’t end on too terrible of a cliffhanger, there were really just some loose ends that were never tied up. And honestly, I’d love to find out what happens next.
1. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
This book doesn’t need a sequel, exactly, but rather I am dying for there to be a prequel that tells us the story of Em and Flynn after they find themselves on the run. Which I think counts well enough. I loved so much about this book and I’ve always been really invested in whatever might’ve happened between Em and Flynn once they had to go on the run together. Basically, I would do almost anything to get my hands on a prequel for this book.