Welcome back, readers and friends. It’s Tuesday again, and so we begin our blogging week with Top Ten Tuesday March 12 edition.
That Artsy Reader Girl | March 12: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
To be honest, initially I wasn’t going to join this Top Ten meme because, honestly, I cannot think of many (if any) standalones I want a sequel to. Don’t misunderstand, I’ve read lots of amazing standalones, but no matter how much I’d like to hang out with the characters in them, most of whom I love, I often feel like the book is “complete” in its journey. Both for the reader, and the characters.
Instead of following the direct prompt, I decided to feature a few of the standalone books on my shelf that I adore – just the way they are.
Top Ten Tuesday March 12
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1: The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof | This beautiful story is one of THE best historical novels I’ve ever read. While I’d never say “no” to catching up with Charlie and Ella, their story is perfect as is. Amazon | Goodreads
2: The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody | Didn’t know what to expect from this one. What I discovered is a delightful road trip story that I’ve since purchased a finished copy of. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton | This one is sweet. Sure it’d be fun to see how the leading couple is faring, perhaps in college, but they’re cute as they are, and that’s enough. Amazon | Goodreads
10: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows | Yes this title was on my list last week. No, I’m not embarrassed by this. *wink* I think it’s safe to say, we’d all love to again meet with this book club, but also, there’s a part of me that’s happy to leave them where they are, which his happy. Amazon | Goodreads
Additional authors who write great standalones in general are: Jennifer E. Smith (The Geography of You and Me), Nicholas Sparks (The Choice, Safe Haven) or Kasie West (P.S. I Like You, Lucky in Love).
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What about you? Are you like me or do you have a long list of books you’d like to discover there’s a sequel to? Comment below with all of your thoughts on the subject of standalone books.
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