Top Ten Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

Honestly, this is a really hard Top Ten Tuesday post for me, because I love standalones, and I feel like there aren’t enough of them. I wasn’t able to come up with ten, so instead here are seven standalones I wouldn’t mind seeing sequels of.

The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith
I would really love to see Ruby and Simon go on more adventures while Simon learns about his powers and the ending definitely felt open to more. Smith said she’s “not totally sure about a sequel, but hopefully one day.”

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
This was such an impressive debut and I need more of the diverse, kick-butt, mystery solving Scarlett.

Confess by Colleen Hoover
To date, this is my favorite CoHo book. I’ve read it multiple times, and Auburn and Owen completely have my heart. Devouring more of their love would do my soul good.

Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
This was one of the most fun books I’ve ever read, and I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing Annie and Jason figuring out how to keep loving each other and baseball at the same time.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Forman’s novel resonated with me even before I became a mom, but even more so now. I’d really like a continuation of Maribeth’s story and to see how she’s continuing to handle motherhood and life.

Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs
This is a fascinating look into single moments of random stranger’s lives. If Riggs’ ever created another collection filled with pictures he had found I would definitely buy it in a heartbeat.

This is Really Happening by Erin Chack
Normally I don’t take much interest in collections of personal essays, but Chack’s were intimate, funny, and inspiring. I’d definitely devour more at a moment’s notice.


Do you prefer series or standalone novels? Are there any standalones you wish had a follow up book? Let me know in the comments!

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the books listed above, all links will take you to their Goodreads page.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Visit her blog to find out which standalones she’d like to see sequels for and find other’s lists as well!

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Standalone Books That Need a Sequel”

  1. I’ve never heard of most of these books! Thanks so much for the recommendations, and we’re the same in finding standalones really rare.

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  2. Yes, Talking Pictures should definitely have a sequel written. (Is it a sequel if the author would, I assume, be using photographs of people that weren’t covered in the first book? No idea, but I love this concept in general).

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

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