Top Ten Tuesday | Standalone Books That Deserve a Sequel

Hey all!

Where are my clumsy people at? I know I’m not alone. I started off the week by badly spraining one of my toes, But thankfully, this post kind of makes up for most of that. I typically read series since I enjoy them more, but I’m interested in seeing what you all pick.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. This week’s prompt is all about standalone books that deserve a sequel.


They Both Die at the End

Hear me out on this idea. I actually love the concept of the book. Finding out both main characters will die has always captivated me. You would think that the plot twist would kill my thrill of wanting to read it, but it doesn’t. I’d love a sequel where we see how they adjust to death. You’re welcome, Silvera.


The Night Circus

I’ve been meaning to read this book, but I just keep forgetting. But I always thought this type of book should deserve more than one novel though.


The Hate U Give

Self-explanatory, right? I’m still not sure right now. Some part of me wants to see how Starr has moved past all this pain and hatred. But I think sometimes, a standalone is meant to be only a standalone. So I’m still debating on this pick.



Ugh, I can’t get over the cover. I waited for the paperback so I could get this one. You know I’m a big Marissa fan. But I am so hesitant on this title though. I’m not fond of Alice-themed stories. And I wonder how the fantastical world can play out in just one book. But I’d love to see how this universe can expand.



I love, love, love this YA thriller. Kelley has travelled into the standalone novels lately. She combines a small town, a dark forest, and an eerie atmospheric tone, and all these elements are haunting. Even though she wrapped it up nicely, this world deserves more exposure.


Winter Siege

This novel isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s brutal, bloody and gut-wrenching. And it addresses a storyline that many other readers may not be comfortable in reading. But Penda is a character who stays with you long after you put down her book, and I want to see how she finds happiness. But I’m not sure if Samantha, the co-author, will explore this historical fiction since her mom has died.


13 Reasons Why

I’ve featured this book on several of my TTT posts. But I think it should be on this week’s list. I know Netflix gives us a second season, but I think the author should tell his story. And maybe we’ll uncover more answers.

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