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In case your Internet has been broken for the last week, Harper Lee is publishing the long (like, 55 years long) awaited sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. In that spirit, here are ten books begging to be expanded upon.

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"Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro's dystopian novel is scarily weird and beautifully heartbreaking--and we may have shed an embarrassing amount of tears upon realizing it was over.

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"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Filed under "Books that have made lasting impressions on our lives." We can only imagine the wisdom that could be gleaned from a follow-up to Coelho's masterpiece, which--fun fact--he wrote in just two weeks. 

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"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

If only to see Piggy's ghost wreak havoc on Jack's life. 

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"Bossypants" by Tina Fey

We would happily read ten more iterations of Fey's hilarious autobiography.

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"Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld

After joining Lee in her Midwestern-turned-New-England-prep-school coming of age, how could we not be curious to see what happens next? 

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"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace

Probably a function of our brain working 100 MPH slower than Wallace's, we were infinitely more confused (had to) upon finishing the hulking tome than we were when we started. If not a sequel, we would at least appreciate a very elementary explanation of the very unelementary plot. 

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"Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger

Sure, we could go with the obvious Salinger protagonist, but we're interested in the fates of the youngest members of his oft-used Glass family. 

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"Seating Arrangements" by Maggie Shipstead

The ultimate summer read, this clever story left too many things up in the air not to have a sequel. 

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"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The multi-generational story of the Buendía family is ripe for expansion--think of how many more family members could be introduced. 

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"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Was anyone satisfied with this ending? (Same goes for the movie.)

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