This week's topic is
Top Ten Sequels You're Dying To Read
I admit it, I start way too many series. This year alone I have read 12 books that are first in a series (OMG, I had no idea it was that many!)! And since I don't like reading books in a series back to back, I always end up reading just the first book before picking up something else. I always mean to return to the series soon, but more often than not it's months or even years before I get to the next book – by which time I will have forgotten most of what I read. I don't read that many new books, so most of these sequels are already out. And most of them are already sitting on my shelf, so I really have no excuse!
1) Evil Kill by Justin Gustainis (out April 2012)
I just finished Hard Spell and really liked it, and I can't wait to see where this new series is going.
2) Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
I swore I wouldn't wait long before I read the sequel to Incarceron. That was November last year and I still haven't read Sapphique. Something else always came up (it always does, doesn't it?), but I would very much like to know what happens next.
3) Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know that The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the best fantasy books I've ever read. In fact I re-read it earlier this year, but I've yet to read the sequel. Initially I was saving it for closer to the release date of the third book, but that has been pushed back so many times the past couple of years I'm starting to think it will never be released.
4) The sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell (hopefully out 2012)
Twisted Tale is one of my absolute favourite reads this year, and I cannot wait to meet the feisty heroine and her cute brother again.
5) Naked Heat by Richard Castle
I was actually planning on reading this during the summer while Castle was on break, but the new season starts in just a few weeks and I still haven't read it. And with the next book coming out soon too, I really should just read it right now (but I won't).
6) Harry Potter 6 and 7 by J.K. Rowling
I really, really want to finish this series!
7) Scotland By Starlight by Nancy Volkers
A Scottish Ferry Tale was another favourite this year, and I long to return to magical Scotland.
8) Kakkerlakkene by Jo Nesbø
I don't read nearly enough books by Norwegian authors. Jo Nesbø was a pleasant surprise when I read the first Harry Hole book in January, and I can't wait to read the next book (this one hasn't been translated into English yet).
9) Bank Shot by Donald E. Westlake
This is the second in the Dortmunder series about a charming thief and I would love to read it. Unfortunately it's been out of print for a while and I haven't been able to locate a copy anywhere.
10) 2nd Chance by James Patterson
I loved the short-lived TV series based on the books and starring Angie Harmon, and even though 1st To Die didn't impress me as much, I still want to get acquainted with the Women's Murder Club through the books.
What sequels are you dying to read?