The Books We Wished Had Sequels

by Tee Tate
Before I Go to Sleep is author S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It was a bestseller before_i_go_to_sleepbefore it was was even out in the mass market, and now the book is currently in the process of being made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman. I borrowed the book from a friend. Among all the great books on her bookshelf, Before I Go to Sleep really stood out. I read all 358 pages in two days, even though I had to stay up until 4 am the first day. For a while, I’d only been reading nonfiction. Before I Go to Sleep made me fall back in love with fiction.

I don’t want to spoil the ending, but, as great as the ending is, it did leave quite the cliff hanger. I would love a sequel just to see if the main character’s new life does work out, if she really has overcome the problem she’s been dealing with throughout the book.

-Tiffany T. Cole

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Elisha Dew 13 December, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Sharon, I’m so glad I’m not alone in my “no sequels necessary” opinion. There are lots of things I wouldn’t mind reading more of (like your Tolkein example), but I don’t feel the need for it.

paradiane 4 February, 2015 - 12:56 pm

I’ve always wished for a sequel to Mockingbird but now I’m not sure I want it!

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