This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
Tough topic! It seems like a lot of books I read these days are already part of a series! So I know there’s no way I’m going for ten. Maybe five.
Cinnamon and Gunpowder – Eli Brown
This rollicking foodie-pirate book needs a sequel! It was just such a delight to read and I still relish all those descriptions of food aboard the pirate ship.
Fledgling – Octavia Butler
Well I just wish we had more Octavia Butler books but since some of them were series, I’ll stick to mentioning this standalone unconventional vampire novel. I loved Butler’s take on vampire mythology and the great characters she created.
Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild
Of course this will never happen, but a reader can dream. Ballet Shoes was published in 1936 and I read it when I was a kid, and I read it and reread it so many times. Streatfeild passed away in 1986 and while she did write quite a few different dance-related books, I think I always loved the Fossils the most. I’d love to read about them as adults!
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told – Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Ok so this is not a novel. It is a memoir. But seriously, I want more Mullally-Offerman books, and they also need to be made into audiobooks because this was one of the best things I have ever heard.
What are some standalone books that you’d like to read more of?