So I have started to really get into the memes, and this one seems like a lot of fun.
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey, where you get a new topic every Wednesday, and get to choose 5 books for the topic. You can join the Goodreads group if you wish to take part in this meme.
This week’s topic is:
Books you wish had sequels
It is definitely hard to choose 5 books for this topic. Not for the reasons most of the readers have, by having to narrow their lists down. I myself really appreciate the endings, and always want to leave the story when I will still miss it. But I will try anyway. So:
1. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
It is one of my all time favourites. And although the book is relatively long, and has a perfect bittersweet ending, I would have loved to read more of this phenomenal story. I am still perfectly content with how the things have ended.
2. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
I think the author has explored a very thought-provoking idea and created an utterly captivating world. I would love to read more about it, but I am also perfectly content with how the things have ended.
3. The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Adhieh
I absolutely adored both of the books in this wonderful One Thousand and One Nights retelling. The world building was amazing, the characters – really captivating, and it was probably one of the most well-written books I had the pleasure reading. So I would love to explore more of this world. However, I am always afraid of more story ruining the original, and this book has a beautiful ending.
4. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
So this book series completely blew my mind. The writing style was truly magical, and everything was just wonderful. It did end in a way of having potential to further story development, and I would be happy to get more books. However, since it is a trilogy, I would be afraid of more books actually ruining the quality of the series. And I do love an unfinished kind of ending.
5. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
I mean this series is perfect as it is, but I would love to read more about this magical world. I might prefer to read something about the years before the epilogue, of the Marauders era though, but who would complain about more Harry Potter. Still, I completely respect J. K. Rowling for ending the series when everybody was craving more.
So these are my picks. I am still perfectly content with the way all these books have ended. I do not believe that sequels are often necessary if not planned by the author. There is something wonderful about unclear endings, as if they give life to the characters, since we can imagine their stories continuing. And I tend to remember the books that ends before boring the reader much longer.
Let me know what you think in the comments.