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Tuesday, August 6, 2013


This was a tough one. So many books these days are part of a series, unless they’re adult literary fiction, although even one of my lit fic faves, Wolf Hall, got a sequel and will end as a trilogy. Some books I looked up only to discover they have sequels after all. Also, many of the singular novels I've read have satisfied me with their conclusion. I’ve had to have to dig through the ol’ memory vault and already-read-books notebook, as well as Goodreads, but I’ve found some and now I’m all emotional over them again. So here's my top five:

  1. Sunshine by Robin Mckinley - This was the first book that came to my mind. I was fascinated by the world in which this novel was set but at the same time it was so ethereal I want to know more! I also want to see how the unique relationship between Rae and Constantine works out (or doesn't). Anything set in this universe would be welcome really. I may have to re-read it, but with some cookies on hand because this book makes me hungry for baked goods in the worst way.  
  2. Dull Boy by Sarah Cross - I really enjoyed these characters and would love to read more of their  adventures.
  3. Broken Harbor by Tana French - I love French's literary mysteries featuring the Dublin Murder Squad and want another one. This wish is going to be granted : The Secret Place is coming sometime in 2014. Hooray!
  4. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - I don't know how you'd top the apocalypse that is the plot of this funny and clever novel, but I'm sure this author dream team could give it a good shot if they were so inclined. Sadly Terry Pratchett has been living with Alzheimer's for the past few years, although he is still writing. 
  5. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I’ve read and enjoyed the short story collection, but I’m hungry for more about these 19th century magicians and sinister fairies. Even a prequel would be welcome. I’d like to know more about the Raven King and I cannot get enough of Clarke's wry style. 


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels



This was a tough one. So many books these days are part of a series, unless they’re adult literary fiction, although even one of my lit fic faves, Wolf Hall, got a sequel and will end as a trilogy. Some books I looked up only to discover they have sequels after all. Also, many of the singular novels I've read have satisfied me with their conclusion. I’ve had to have to dig through the ol’ memory vault and already-read-books notebook, as well as Goodreads, but I’ve found some and now I’m all emotional over them again. So here's my top five:

  1. Sunshine by Robin Mckinley - This was the first book that came to my mind. I was fascinated by the world in which this novel was set but at the same time it was so ethereal I want to know more! I also want to see how the unique relationship between Rae and Constantine works out (or doesn't). Anything set in this universe would be welcome really. I may have to re-read it, but with some cookies on hand because this book makes me hungry for baked goods in the worst way.  
  2. Dull Boy by Sarah Cross - I really enjoyed these characters and would love to read more of their  adventures.
  3. Broken Harbor by Tana French - I love French's literary mysteries featuring the Dublin Murder Squad and want another one. This wish is going to be granted : The Secret Place is coming sometime in 2014. Hooray!
  4. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - I don't know how you'd top the apocalypse that is the plot of this funny and clever novel, but I'm sure this author dream team could give it a good shot if they were so inclined. Sadly Terry Pratchett has been living with Alzheimer's for the past few years, although he is still writing. 
  5. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I’ve read and enjoyed the short story collection, but I’m hungry for more about these 19th century magicians and sinister fairies. Even a prequel would be welcome. I’d like to know more about the Raven King and I cannot get enough of Clarke's wry style. 


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