This week's Book List Meme topic, Three Books You Wish Had a Sequel, is a really tough one for me. One reason is that I tend to forget books very soon after I read them so it's hard to go back in my mind and remember which ones I thought should continue. Also, I read a lot of series for just this reason -- I love stories to go on and on forever -- which means that I could pretty much list most books that I read! But here's my stab at it.
First, I'll choose Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I know that she's already supposed to be working on a sequel but, lordy, it's been six years already! I'm definitely going to have to go back and re-read the original to be re-immersed in the world. But I remember thinking about it for weeks afterward. It was a really well-crafted novel.
Second, it'll have to be Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I know that there are two "sequels" to this one already but they are really just stories set in the same world and where characters from this first novel intersect with the main characters of the other novels. I want a true sequel that continues on with the stories of Sophie and Howl!
Third, I will choose I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. This family wasn't going to get more sane at the end of the book. It would have been interesting to continue on with Cassandra and the unusual Mortmain family.
Wow! This was incredibly hard. I never realized how many books I read that have rather definitive endings. So, what do you think of my choices? What book do you wish had a sequel?
Exhausted after imagining a hundred other worlds,