Sep 272013


I’ve decided to participate in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday list hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, even if I am quite late.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Best Sequels Ever. I am really bad at reading sequels. I read lots of book #1s, but then forget to read any other books in the series.

Looking at my 5 star lists for 2010-2013, I only have 5 book #2s listed as 5 star, with none so far this year. In order of newest read to oldest, they are:

  • The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens
  • Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore
  • Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) by Mike Mullin
  • Blood Rock (Skindancer #2) by Anthony Francis
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2) by Stieg Larsson

I have read 3 book #2s that were 4 star reads this year:

  • Scorch (Croak #2) by Gina Damico
  • Unbelievable (Port Fare #2) by Sherry Gammon
  • Twice as Deadly: The Deadlies: Book Two (The Deadlies #2) by A.C. Miller

I did have a number of 4 star reads for book #2 in 2012, but that would push my list over ten, so I guess I’ll stop at 8. My wishlist of Next-in-Series books is quite large, so it looks like I need to read more sequels!

  2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday on Friday – Sequels”

  1. I’ve been tempted to shift the day for TTT sometimes too. The only one of those books I’ve read is Ashen Winter, but I’ve heard good things about the Graceling books.

    • I actually haven’t read the first Graceling book yet. I picked up the second without knowing it was the 2nd. I will definitely be getting the first eventually. Apparently they are different enough that the order of reading shouldn’t matter, but I apparently need to read the first before the third.

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