Monday, November 17, 2014

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.

Today's topic is sequels I'm looking forward to. I've mentioned I'm not a big reader of series, and books with sequels fall in the same sort of category. However, I manager to come up with a few sequels / the rest of series I'd like to read.

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
I've read The Golden Compass twice, though I still remember only bits and pieces of it, and The Subtle Knife once, though I remember almost nothing of it. I never got around to reading the third book of the trilogy. I'd like to read them all through at some point.

Cormoran Strike, #3-7 by Robert Galbraith
I greatly enjoyed the first two books, the second even better than the first, and Rowling says she plans many more. I plan to read all of them unless the quality ends up diving the way the Robert Langdon books did.

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
I liked The Name of the Star a lot (recommended here), but haven't gotten around to reading the sequel since it came out. I'm probably reread the original first to refresh my memory.

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were enjoyable, so I'm looking forward to the last of the Thomas Cromwell series.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Another series where I read the first two (publication order) and then stopped. If I pick up the series again, this is where I left off.

One of the benefits of not reading books the same year they come out is that I'm not sitting around waiting for sequels to be written. There are plenty of books on my to-read list whose sequels or full series ought to be done by the time I pick them up.

What are some sequels you're looking forward to reading?

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  1. Sounds like you have some good ones here. I hope you enjoy. here's mine

  2. Great list - I can't believe I forgot to put the next Hilary Mantel book on my list!

    Here's mine:

  3. Kayla (The Bookish Owl)November 18, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is really good. Great list! :)

  4. It looks like some fun reading is coming your way, enjoy. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  5. Awesome, good to know! I look forward to reading it!

  6. Name of the Star creeped me out like nobody's business. The Madness Underneath isn't quite as creepy, dealing with the aftermath of trauma (not to mention conspiracy). I hope you enjoy it. I'm eagerly awaiting The Shadow Cabinet.