Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are Ten Books We Wish Had More…. I decided to go slightly off theme and go for Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels. I think some books are best as standalones but there are a few books that I grew very attached to that I desperately wanted more from.

I did this post back in 2013 and there are definitely some new additions to it!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

A Boy Made Of Blocks- Keith Stuart

A Boy Made of Blocks

This book has such a special place in my heart. I’d love to see how the story continued for the family.

The Lost Girl- Sangu Mandanna

The Lost Girl

When I read this book I thought it was a gem. It really surprised me and made me want more!

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight- Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Such a cute read. I’d love to see how their story continued.

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

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Just because! It’s my favourite Rainbow Rowell book.

Lola and The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

I know that Lola isn’t a favourite of many bloggers, but it was my favourite in the companion series. I LOVED Lola as a character and would love to know more.

Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson

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A very memorable read. I wish I could know more about how things progressed with the main protagonist.

The Distance Between Us- Kasie West

The Distance Between Us

Just a chance to read more about this cute relationship would be good enough for me!

Golden- Jessi Kirby

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I adored this book. Such quotable moments and I’d love to see how life continued!

Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn

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I don’t know if a sequel would ruin this book but I find myself wondering what the characters would do next!

Saving June- Hannah Harrington

Saving June

I had this book on my list in 2013 and I’m still intrigued as to how Harper’s doing!

What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Top Ten Books Involving Music

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are is a books and music prompt. I found it quite tricky so I decided to look at books with a music/dance plot!

Here are some of my favourites (in no particular order…links go to Goodreads!)

This Song Will Save Your Life-Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life

I was really impressed by this book which didn’t take me long to devour at all. It’s about the power of music which really resonated with me!

Maybe Someday- Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)

I love this book! I was completely captivated by the story and I loved the musical element.

Open Road Summer- Emery Lord

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Emery Lord’s writing is amazing. I loved going on tour with Lilah and Reagan!

Remix-Non Pratt

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This book centres around two friends at a festival. I really enjoy the way Non Pratt writes about teenagers. It’s very raw and real.

The Disenchantments- Nina LaCour

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This book had a lovely mixture of music and art.

You Don’t Know Me- Sophia Bennett

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This is a cute YA read which involves music and friendships. An easy book to read!

Saving June- Hannah Harrington

Saving June

I read this book early on in my blogging days. I loved reading about the main character, Harper’s road trip which involved a lot of music, although it was sad as Harper had lost her sister, June, so she was grieving.

A link to music, favourite danced based books-

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

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I include this book whenever I can because I think it’s just so beautifully written. I loved the dance element, but also that it was such a deeper, darker read than I had anticipated.

Dance of Shadows-Yelena Black

Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1)

I read this book quite early on in my blogging days and liked it a lot more than others seemed to. This prompt has totally reminded me to get back to the series to see how it progresses.

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

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The main character in this moving story is a dancer. I loved this book.

How have you tackled the prompt this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Characters That You’d Like To Check In With

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten characters that you’d like to check in with. You know those characters who you want to continue learning about, the ones you might want to know how they got on next! A tricky topic, but it’s been fun to think about.

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

Pointe This Girl (Slammed, #3)

Theo from Pointe– I’d like to see how Theo is getting on. I simply adored this book. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, but I connected so much to Theo and would like to see how she progresses next.

Layken and Will from the Slammed series– Even though This Girl wasn’t my favourite of the series, I felt I really knew the characters by the end of the series. I’d love to see what happened next to them.

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Claire from Of Scars and Stardust– This book was so creepy and mysterious. I would love to get some answers to unanswered questions!

Grace from The Secret Hum of A Daisy– I would love to read about how Grace and her Grandmother’s relationship continued to grow.

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) The Girl Who Walked On Air

Lola from Lola and The Boy Next Door- Lola is my favourite characters out of the books. I’d love to know what happened next for her!

Louie from The Girl Who Walked On Air– Louie was such an adorable character! I’d love to read more of her adventures.

Open Road Summer Me Since You

Reagan and Lilah from Open Road Summer- This is one of my favourite summer contemporaries. I’d love to catch up with the characters!

Rowan from Me Since You- This book packed a real emotional punch with me. It was completely unexpected. I’d want to know more about how she moves on.

Golden Boy Saving June

Max from Golden Boy- I simply adored Golden Boy. There are some amazing characters in this book, I found Max particularly inspiring.

Harper from Saving June- Harper grows so much in this book. I’d love to know more about her!

Which characters would you like to check up on? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon.

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Yes, just like these girls. (Don’t you just love Beauty and The Beast?)

It took me a while to come up with these books, and I realised that most of the time it’s the relationship that really makes me swoon. (Click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!)

Saving JuneHannah Harrington

Saving June

You might think that this is an odd book to include, because it is incredibly sad. However, the relationship between Harper and Jake is so cute. It builds gradually. There’s tension. There’s music involved (Always a winner for me..)

Losing HopeColleen Hoover

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It was definitely all about Holder in this book. I loved reading his point of view. Very swoonworthy character in my opinion!

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight- Jennifer E.Smith

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Whilst this isn’t my favourite book of all time, it’s a short and cute read. There are some swoon-worthy lines in there, that I’m sure a lot of people would want said to them!

The Unbecoming Of Mara DyerMichelle Hodkin

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I admit it. I’m in love with Noah Shaw in this series. I’m in love with the series as a whole actually! It’s a head-wrecker. But oh so good!

Divergent- Veronica Roth

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I absolutely adored Divergent. The part of Divergent that makes me swoon is Tris and Four’s relationship. I like how he doesn’t feel like he has to constantly protect Tris. She’s kick ass enough already.

Shatter Me–  Tahereh Mafi

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I thought this book was brilliant. I loved the relationship between Adam and Juliette.  “God, Juliette, I’d follow you anywhere. You’re the only good thing left in this world.”

The Sky Is EverywhereJandy Nelson

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A simply beautiful book. Very sad, but very touching too. Jandy Nelson is a terrific writer and I can’t wait to read her next book!

Me Before YouJojo Moyes

12649718I’m pretty sure that I always put this book on my Top Ten list whenever I can. I think it is possibly one of my favourite books of all time. Touching, emotional and a good romance. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

And For Your InformationDenise Deegan

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This is another book where the relationship really touched me. It was beautiful.

Flat Out Love- Jessica Park

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A brilliant book with a fantastic mix of relationships, banter and family issues. I loved the relationship in this book!

How about you? Which books make you swoon? Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by and visit you!

Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is about books that you wish had sequels. Now I have to admit this has been quite a hard list for me because I’ve realised just how many series I read! Maybe this list serves as a hint to me to read more standalone books.

In no particular order here are my 10. Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page.

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The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson- I really enjoyed reading this book. It was brilliantly written and I’d love to have seen how Lennie’s life progressed.

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Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne- I think I would just love to read more about Emily. I loved her character. I shouldn’t have liked her so much, but Tanya’s incredible writing made me love her!

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence- Again, this is more about me being attached to the main character than anything else. Although, after reading Gavin Extence’s writing, I’ll be certain to read whatever he writes next.

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The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon- This is one of my favourite books.  It’s another book that I’d be curious to see other adventures of the main character.

 

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Saving June by Hannah Harrington- I’m sensing a theme here that the books I’ve mentioned are books I’d like to see what happens next to the character.

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If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern- I loved the characters in this very sweet book.

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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler- I’m becoming a bit repetitive now, but this is another book where I’d love to know what happened next to the characters.

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver- I really liked this story. Its writing is very real and beautiful.

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella- I know, I know I’m a bit boring with this list, but again this is another book where I’m way too attached to the characters. I WANT MORE!

Feel free to leave your links to your lists. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be kicking myself for not adding your books to my list!

Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s Top Ten List is 10 books that feature travel in some way. This is really going to be quite difficult for me to think of some but I’m sure looking around at other blogs will give me some inspiration to read more books that involve travel!

So here we go, in no particular order…

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Saving June by Hannah Harrington- I read this book after reading Speechless. I really enjoyed the road trip Harper went on to California. It also included a lot of music, which I absolute love in a book!

 

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One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner- Okay, this one is very loosely based on travel, but it’s a heart-breaking story of an incident on a train that changes the lives of some individuals. It really made me feel so sad, but it was a great story!

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Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella- Another one that briefly mentions travel. Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a train that ends up being the company’s CEO.

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce- This is such a sweet book. The travel in this book is by foot. It’s a heart-warming story.

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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker- I love this book! It’s about a girl who travels to Burma to learn more about her father that disappeared without a trace.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis- I know this is a bit of a stretch, but it does involve travel to a different place. It’s such a magical story, it’s always been a favourite!

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Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon- This is a good chick-lit read. It’s got a bit more depth than your average chick-lit. Some parts were incredibly sad!

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Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon- Another book that includes travel from Paige Toon. This is an easy read and nice and light. Just what I need sometimes!

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The Very Thought Of You by Rosie Alison – This book is loosely based on travel too. It is about a young girl who is evacuated from London to Yorkshire. It has some interesting psychological observations.

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The Lost Daughter- Diane Chamberlain- I really like Diane Chamberlain’s writing and this book was the first I had read of hers. It was about a young girl who made mistakes and ended up running away from her problems, creating a new life for herself.

Please feel free to share your links so I can see what is on your list this week! Not that I need to add to my TBR pile… but I swear I do every week!

 

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

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This is a weekly meme by The Broke and The Bookish. This week the list is Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book. I’ve included an example of a book that I’ve loved with the particular word/topic that made me pick it up. In no particular order…

1. Tudors– I have a bit of an obsession with The Tudors and I have no idea where it’s come from. I just find that era fascinating. I loved the Philippa Gregory Tudor series. I never watched the TV series The Tudors. I wonder if I should, or whether it’s just reading about them that I love to do.

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2. London– I absolutely love London, and know it fairly well, so books that are set in London really appeal to me. I just love knowing the places that authors discuss in their books. I have a lot of special memories from London trips. If I could live there I would.

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3. Teaching- I work in an infant school, specifically with 5-6 year olds. Stories around teaching/school life always make me smile.

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4. Music- Another passion of mine, besides reading, is music. I don’t think there’s a day that goes by without me listening to music in some shape or form.

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5. Magical- If a book has a magical element in it, I’m usually drawn to it. I love suspending disbelief and just going with the story, no matter how ridiculous it may seem.

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6. Dance- I can not dance to save my life, but I really love watching dancing (especially ballet) so if I read a book is about dance in some way I’m very likely to pick it up.

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7. Psychological Thriller- I used to read the same sort of books but within the past year or so, I’ve really got into psychological thrillers. I seem to like reading things that are a bit messed up!

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8. Dystopian- I’ve recently got into Dystopian books a lot more. I know there are a hell of a lot of Dystopian books out there, some not so good as others but so far the ones I have read I’ve really enjoyed!

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9. Fairy tales- I still seem to fall in love with fairy tale stories or retellings.

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10. Chinese/Japanese- I’m also very likely to fall in love with a story based in China or Japan. I just find the way they’re told so beautiful.

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Please feel free to share your links to your Top Ten post so I can see what topics make you pick up a book!