Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 12, Top Ten Tuesday

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.

This week’s TTT topic is Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
I do not have much, as it turned out I was reading a lot of the series recently. And some books, that were supposed to be stand alone, like The Handmaid's Tale, are now being turned into series.

1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

      I loved the book and characters. Withing the novel Celeste Ng made some allusion on how this or that replica and action might affect the character in the following years, but it was never too suggestive. Beside, I am so curious if Nath and Jack ever got a chance?  And I would like to see the way their emotional development from this point.

2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

      I was always wondering to what adults could grow our main characters: Mary Lennox, Dickon and Colin after such a dramatic and deep change in their childhood.

3. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

 One of my favorite couples. I wonder did they struggle later with putting back a factory. Was Margaret still close with workers after she got into her new position. Would she still have issues with her new mother-in-law?

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    I just do not know, but I want to know how it turned out for those iconic couples. I know there are a lot of spin offs, but they are never written by the same author. Was a sequel even a thing at that time?))

6. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

      I remember I did not like the book too much because of the ending, so I would love to know what would happen if the Johnny did not die, but continue his work. I know there is a TV series but I was not hooked on it.


  1. I plan to read North and South this year. It's good to know that it's wonderful enough to need a sequel!

  2. Ooh, The Secret Garden is a good choice.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  3. I wouldn't mind a sequel to Pride & Prejudice...if it were written by Jane Austen. :)

  4. Pride and Prejudice is such a popular book, but I'm pretty sure I've never read it!

    1. It is such popular book, that you do not need to))

  5. The Secret Garden would be interesting to revisit, I would think!

  6. I really like the idea of a sequel for Everything I Never Told You. I would have loved one for P&P too, but definitely only if Jane Austen had written it herself.