I don’t read very many standalone books – and the ones I do tend to wrap themselves up nicely because ya girl can’t stand a permanent cliffhanger – so I thought I’d make a list of standalones AND series that could use a few more books. Then I realized that most of the series I’ve read are either still going, so I’m getting the sequel I wanted, or they wrapped up really well too…
All that to say, it’s a super short list this week.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett was such a moving book and as perfectly as it ended, I would have loved another story, maybe about the children of ‘the help’ growing up.
The North and South trilogy by John Jakes is a sweeping saga of two families connected by friendship in the years before, during, and directly after the Civil War. If there’s one thing John Jakes can write, it’s a multi-generational story. I would love another set of books following the children of our main characters as they approach the turn of the century and beyond.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is so. much. fun. The duology wrapped up well, but there’s so much room left for adventures with Alosa!
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller is written from Ma’s perspective and follows the first year or so of the Ingalls family’s journey. As someone who has always loved Little House on the Prairie with every fiber of their being, it was eye opening to experience the prairie with Caroline instead of Laura. I want Sarah Miller to write the rest of Ma’s life!
Read my review of Caroline: Little House, Revisited HERE.
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth is the first book in a trilogy about Worth’s experiences as a midwife in the East End of London in the 1950’s and 1960’s. To be fair, I haven’t read the other two books yet. But I AM caught up on the TV show and I know that I could read a million books about her time as a midwife and never get bored.
My own book! I’ve been plugging away at the sequel and hope to have it out before fall!