Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. This week we are looking at my top ten characters I want to check in with. I have taken this to mean, what books have I read where I want to know what happened after the end. Also:
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1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. Like every other Harry Potter nerd I want to know what happens to the characters. I know you get a little bit of what happens in the epilogue but I want to know more. I want to know if Harry and Malfoy become friends. I want to know if Hermione frees the house elves. I want to know how George copes after Fred’s death. I know JK Rowling is slowly telling us these things on Pottermore but dammit, I need to know everything.
2. The Martian by Andy Weir. All I want to know is if they got back to earth okay. Maybe something happened on the way back. Maybe the shuttle was destroyed on re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere. Couldn’t the author have just written an epilogue and told us. It didn’t even need to be that, I would be happy with one sentence: “They all made it back to Earth and lived happily ever after“. Is that too much to ask?!?!?!?!
3.Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. I’ve always wondered what would happen to Artemis after the series ends. I mean he may be a genius but you can’t really top helping a bunch of elves save the planet. It would be interesting to see if he finally decides to settle down and have a normal life.
4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Cloud Atlas is a really interesting one. It is a set of 6 stories about 6 different people. We learn that every person affects the next person’s life and we see the actions each character takes that affects the next’s life. While we know some of what happens to them after it would still be nice to know more.
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Okay, so Ready Player One ends with a kid being given lots of money and the control of a MMORPG that every single person on the planet uses. And I am just supposed to think that everything goes well. A kid shouldn’t be given that much control.
6. The Killing Moon by NK Jemisin. I have to admit I am still upset that Gatherer Ehiru dies at the end. Why did he have to die!?!?!?!?! I need to know how Nijiri copes after. Actually no, you know what I don’t want another sequel, I want to know more about Ehiru. Dammit I want a prequel about Gatherer Ehiru.
7. Abhorsen by Garth Nix. You want to know something funny, Garth Nix said a long long time ago that he would write a sequel to Abhorsen. And I waited 10 years for it, and do you know what he did?!?!?!?! He didn’t write a sequel to Abhorsen. He wrote a prequel, and do you know what makes it even worse, the prequel wasn’t even that good. I JUST WANT MY SEQUEL.
8. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. The Amber Spyglass was the first book I ever remember reading where I was genuinely distraught over the ending. I read it over 10 years ago and I still remember finishing the book and refusing to believe it was over because it couldn’t end were it did.
9. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I looked at the Hobbit and thought “hey wouldn’t it be nice to know what happens after“. It took an embarrassingly long time to remember that I do know what happens after. But still it would be interesting to know what happens between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Knowing JRR Tolkien a book about this already exists.
10. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. This book is just crying out for a sequel. I mean what if he gets back to earth just to find himself in the middle of the apocalypse. What if the company can’t send shuttles to bring anyone back so you just have a small group of humans stuck on a planet in the middle of nowhere. I need to know what happens next and Michel Faber has said that The Book of Strange New Things will be his last sodding book.