I am joining the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday to share the Top 10 Sequels I Gotta Read. Really the topic is the Top 10 Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get but because of my tendency to read the first book in the series and not the rest, these sequels have all been out awhile and are easy to get and I gotta read the rest of the series!
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon since Shadow of the Wind is my favorite book of all time. I want to read more about the Cememtery of Forgotten Books, a place I could get lost daydreaming about.
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley. I loved the first Flavia de Luce novel, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and would love to continue on the mystery series and see what trouble our young, mischevious detective gets into.
The Magician by Michael Scott. The Alchemyst was one of the first books I read on my oldest son’s recommendation. We both love mythology and I really enjoyed the first book so would love to read the rest.
Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain. Keeper of the Light was the first book in this trilogy so I’d like to read it and see where it goes.
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So I read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes which is #3 in the series so I really want to go back to #1. I love Sherlock Holmes.
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire. I had such mixed emotions about Wicked, there were parts that were just way out there and tedious and then much of the book that I loved. It ended on a good note for me though so I would like to continue in the series.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I LOVED Divergent, thought Insurgent was good but didn’t meet my expectations that Divergent set and with all the disappointing reviews of Allegiant, I just never desired to pick it up. I’d like to finish the series though I will have to reread all three in order.
The Likeness by Tana French. I had a meh review of the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, In the Woods. I was not emotionally invested in the characters and the book dragged to a disappointing ending. What I did LOVE was the author’s beautiful lyrical prose. The way she set a scene was mesmerizing and with all the great reviews of her latest book The Secret Place, I kinda want to give the second book in the series another chance.
The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris. I was mesmerized by the book and movie Chocolat and am hoping the second book can maintain that whimsical and engaging feeling. I started this book once but I need to give it another go.
Fairest by Chandra Hahn. I love twisted fairy tales or fairy tale retellings and was pleasantly surprised by the first book in the series, Unenchanted. I had gotten Unenchanted for free on the Kindle and flew through the story of a plain, jane high school student and her relationship with the hot, popular guy in school. It was a fun read and I’d love to read the rest of the stories.
What sequels are you looking forward to reading? Share your recommendations or your list with me!