As a reader, it’s easy to be left wanting MORE. There are some worlds that are so broad and exciting, it’s easy to dive in and lose ourselves in companion novels and sequels and prequels. I’m thinking of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe, or of Tolkien’s Middle Earth in particular, but you can even go beyond books and talk about Star Wars or Marvel. These worlds are vast and delicious and have enough content that if you need more of their creator’s imagination, it’s easy to find.
Then, there are standalones.
I actually have no problem with standalone novels, but every once in a while, I come across some that I’m not ready to finish. Whether I’ve fallen in love with the characters, or the world building is fascinating… or I just feel like there’s more story to be had, it’s difficult to say goodbye to some books.
For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m highlighting a few books that I really liked, and I wish had more material.
Books with Incredible Worlds and I Feel Like There’s More Story to be Told
Books With Great Characters I’m Down to Spend More Time With
Books I Actually Wish had Prequels
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was:
Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
There’s a lot of books that aren’t standalone where I’d like to know what happens to the characters and where they go next! I guess that’s what fan fiction is for? 🙂
Which stories would you like to see continued? Sometimes, it’s so hard to say goodbye! Let me know in the comments!