Top Ten Tuesday: March 12th

It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another TTT courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl!  This week’s topic is…

Standalone Books That Need A Sequel

The prompt this week was MADE for me…are you ready?!?

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

 I loved this book.  I know there are a lot of mixed reviews, but, with the population I have worked with over the years I could absolutely see a child doing this.  I am DYING to know what happens to Hannah as she gets older.  DYING.  DY-ING.  Stage knows we want a sequel and I just hope she delivers one day!!!

Into The Hollow by Lynn Vroman

 This was a great young adult novel.  I just want to know what happens to the kids AFTER high school.  They have so much going for them, I need to know what else happens in their future!

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

This book was just released and I loved it.  I would love to see where Deya goes in life and see any struggles she faces.  This book focused on Palestinian woman coming to America and I would love to see Rum pen a book about a Palestinian woman adopting more American cultures (while still hanging on to some of her heritage).  We already see her breaking away from the tradition of marriage and I would love to see how her story goes…does she marry?  Does she have a full career?  Oh man…I became attached to Deya!

The Life We Wanted by Kelsey Kingsley

 A whirlwind romance.  I loved Sebastian and Tabitha.  I just need more.  I’m a very needy reader and when I fall in love with characters I can never get enough of them!  NEVER!  I’m a member of Kingsley’s advanced reader team and yes, I will keep bugging her until I get another Sebastian and Tabitha story, haha.  The son has to grow up!  See, I already have a plot…will he follow in his father’s footsteps?  Will his aunt step in and intervene?  But I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!!  Go read this book, trust me.

The Silent Patient by Alix Michaelides

   BECAUSE WHAT THE %$&# HAPPENS AT THE END OF THIS BOOK!!!!! I NEED TO KNOW!  He is so damn manipulative it could go either way.  This book was a let down for me and the ending just made it flop for me.  I know a lot love it, I get it, the twist was definitely a good one, but, COME ON!  I love SOLID endings and they just left us to assume!  %@$#@&@(@$*@#^#%@#@%%@$!@


I went with 5 books this week…less than I thought I would come up with.  I get attached quickly to characters and find myself always wanting more.  I can’t help it.  Have you read any of these and agree there should be a second book?  Any other books you’ve read where you think there should be a sequel?  Let me know!