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Top 10 Tuesday: Standalones That Need A Sequel

Standalones That Need A Sequel Top Ten Tuesday with What She's Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

We're big fans of the series in these parts. And by we, I mean me. And by "these parts," I mean my house and this blog. The summer I realized that sequels and book series were a thing will always be firmly lodged in my memory. I was about 8, and I'd been reading chapter books for a while, but had somehow yet to stumble upon any books that belonged together. My grandmother would take me to the local library and let me roam around for an hour or so, picking out a giant stack of books to tide me over for the next few days.

There was a wooden trough-like (I know, that's a terrible word) crate thing in the middle of the stacks of the MG books, and I'd ignored it forever--I preferred the seriousness of the stacks, I felt so grown up. But I'd only been reading standalone novels, and I'd get so sad when I'd finish a book I loved and it would just end. I wanted to know what happened next and would get so frustrated and sad. But then one day I stopped by that trough and Y'ALL IT WAS ALL SERIES. My world was blown and I was never the same. The trough held all the contemporary series--Babysitter's Club, Saddle Club, Sweet Valley Kids, and I later found other series in the stacks.

Y'all, I realize I was a dumb kid, and I have no idea why or how it took me so long to realize that series were a thing but I'll forever remember that summer.

Here are some other standalone books I've loved recently that I really wish had a sequel (or series) to follow. Some are here because I just loved the world and the characters and would like to live there a little longer, and others are here because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

Do you wish any of these books had a sequel? Do you know what that trough-like crate thing at my library is called? Let me know below, and link me to your own Top 10 Tuesdays!

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