Booking Through Thursday: More!

A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.

Ted asks:

Which non-series book would you most like to read the sequel to? Do you have any wishes for what might happen in it?

Hey, look, a male book blogger! They do exist!

One of my literary pet peeves is the idea that a great book must have a sequel. Does anyone really want a sequel to something like, say, To Kill a Mockingbird? No. Great books can just be. Some stories will take a long but defined time to tell (Harry Potter). Some stories essentially hint at something more (The Hunger Games leading into Catching Fire, although I was disappointed by Mockingjay)). Some stories that are fine in just one shot (The Giver was way better than Gathering Blue, and I’m not eager to read Messenger).

The short version is that I’m pretty happy with the books I have. I would love to read more about what happens to Harry Potter, but I’m okay with what I have. Some things are best left unwritten.



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