10 Book Sequels We Wish Existed
Be forewarned: spoilers ahead
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.
"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.
"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.
"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
If only to see Piggy's ghost wreak havoc on Jack's life.
"Bossypants" by Tina Fey
We would happily read ten more iterations of Fey's hilarious autobiography.
"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?
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
Was anyone satisfied with this ending? (Same goes for the movie.)