Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I'd Sell My Soul For (Or Any Part of My Body, Really)

This week I decided to switch back over and participate in Top 5 Tuesday, originally hosted by BionicBookworm, now hosted by MeeghanReads!

This week's topic is: Books I'd Sell My Soul For

Although a nice standalone is always enjoyable, sometimes you just want a little bit more of a certain world or characters or plot. Sometimes you even know a sequel wouldn't work, but you still want to read more. Here are five books that I either desperately want a sequel for or would simply love to have more of!

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #2)

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
This is probably the sequel I am most dying for that doesn't yet exist. I know Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant has posted many times about how she would love to write a sequel and has one planned, but her publisher won't greenlight it unless she has more sales of certain books of hers. So if you haven't read this one, definitely go buy it and any of her other works so that we can all get a sequel to this thrilling story that I loved!

Shades of Grey (Shades of Grey, #1)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
I actually think Jasper Fforde may be working on this sequel, and it's always been planned ot have a sequel... but thus far, no official announcements have been made. I would love to see a sequel for this one, though, and since this is one of the books I convinced my husband to read, he'd love to read a sequel, too!

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of PilgrimageAfter DarkKilling Commendatore

Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimmage
After Dark
The Strange Library
Killing Commendatore
...all by Haruki Murakami
So here's the thing, I don't necessarily actually want there to be sequels for these books because I think they're all perfect as they are (and After Dark is made to be a standalone, practically)... but at the same time, I loved the characters and settings so much that I'd also really love to read a bit more from their lives. I'd especially love to see how Murakami could expand on Killing Commendatore, even though I know some people believe it's too long already (I do not!). 


Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Again, another one that doesn't really need a sequel, but is one that I would really enjoy reading! I love Coraline as a character, and I think any sort of mischief that she falls into would make for an enjoyable read. Plus, I love the creepy/spooky atmosphere that Gaiman incorporated so perfectly into this story. 

Vita Nostra (Vita Nostra, #1)

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
This book actually has a sequel that exists in the universe! ....But unfortunately it's only available in Russian at this time. I haven't seen anything about plans to translate the rest of this series, and as far as I know they aren't going to, which is incredibly tragic to me. Vita Nostra was such a fascinating, weird, and unique story (despite the 'school' type of trope) and it's one of the sequels I would most love to read. 

Do you want sequels for any of these books? What sequels are you willing to sell your soul for (or maybe just pay a nice sum of money)?


  1. That's kinda crazy that her publisher won't let her write a sequel unless she has more sales?? Seems really unfair.

  2. I’d love to read a sequel to Coraline as well.

  3. Oh a sequel to the Grant one would be a TRIP. That first book... yikes.

  4. I would definitely read a sequel to Into the Drowning Deep!

  5. It's interesting that a publisher is holding a book hostage like that.

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