5 Books That I Wish Had Sequels
There have been instances where I’ve wished a book had a sequel. Some had stories that were left with an open ending, and some just left me a bit sad that the book ended so soon.
1. Ghachar Ghochar, by Vivek Shanbhag
This is a very beautiful story, one of the best I’ve read since the start of 2016. I had the opportunity to meet the author, and I even told him so. I wished for a sequel because of both reasons I mentioned earlier. There are a lot of open threads, and the book ends suddenly. Yet, there is a sense of completeness too.
2. Five Get Into Trouble, by Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton is one of my favorite authors. I have four of her many series written for children. They are some of my comfort reads. I wished there was more to this particular book because of the new boy, Richard. I wanted to know if he continued to be brave, and if he had more adventures of his own. After reading it for the first time when I was in school, I had hoped that the next book in the series would have another adventure with the five children meeting him again.
3. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
This book is one of my all-time favorites. It also happens to be one of the most traumatic books I have ever read. I did like that the ending was a positive one. The story was a sad one from the start till that ending, so after I had read it for the first time, I had thought, “If only Hosseini had continued and shared some of the happiness that lay ahead for the two of them.”
4. Jaya, by Devdutt Pattanaik
I know that there’s no possibility of a sequel for this book. It’s a retelling of the Mahabharata. It’s complete, and there can’t be anything more. This is a brilliant book. I loved every bit of it. The author’s style was different. The illustrations were eye-catching. I felt happy reading it, and I did not want to turn the last page.
5. Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
There are very few books that have made a mark on me like this book has. I could read this many more times, and be happy reading it. Many feel this is a self-help book, but it need not be. It has aspects to enjoy, lessons to take away. I wished for a sequel because I wanted to know more, because I felt drawn to reading the story again almost immediately.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
15th September, 2017)