Thursday, March 08, 2012

Booking Through Thursday


The question on today BTT is "Which non-series book would you like most to read the sequel to?  Do you have any wishes for what might happen in it?

This is a difficult question for me as I do enjoy and regularly read series books.  The Aunt Dimity series as well as the Mitford series come readily to mind.  However, these books naturally lend themselves to the serial format.  I don't enjoy reading sequels to books that begin, progress, and end well on their own without leaving an open door.  The last few books I have read would not be good serialized, in my opinion so I probably wouldn't read a sequel to any of them.

As far as what might happen in a sequel -- well, that sort of depends on what the story decides, isn't it?  I believe that stories, good stories, write themselves -- they just evolve and I think  a sequel would be the same.  If an author has to work too hard at a sequel then maybe it isn't meant to be.

I don't think I really answered the question.

5 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You're right that good stories "write themselves."

Sometimes we want a series for the characters, and not necessarily the story. That's when I would like a sequel. To spend more time with beloved characters.

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Erica Nicholas said...

I think some books need sequels, but others are supposed to just end. Even if there are unanswered questions. Here's my BTT.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Not all books can have sequels, just the really good ones.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/booking-through-thursday_08.html

Faith said...

I agree entirely! I feel that if sequels are meant to be, they'll happen naturally. It was tough for me to find a stand-alone book as the majority of my favorites are from a series.

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Eva @View from the Hillside said...

I think you answered it very well. I like series too, but not too many of them.