Please sir, I want some more..

Posted On 7 February 2017

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Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

 Top Ten Books I Wish Had More

I’m going for books that I finished – and yet wanted more from the world or characters!

  1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey – I could read more although in fairness I suppose I’m not sure where else this would go – still, I would read on.
  2. Sunshine by Robin McKinley – This world could dish up lots more stories.
  3. Gone with the Wind  by Margaret Mitchell- I want the happy ending.  What can I say -I want to read on and find out what happened.  I don’t want it left to my imagination!  What happened!
  4. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest – this was so good and I think it has plenty of scope for more.
  5. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye – I loved this book.  I don’t know know where else this story could go although I’m sure the Jane from this retelling could have further adventures.
  6. Longbourn by Jo Baker – I loved this book and want similar retellings of all the other Austen books – pretty please.
  7. Miserere by Teresa Frohock – I loved this book.  That is all.
  8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  Because of the Marquis.
  9. The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari – this is a wonderfully creepy idea – I would like more.
  10. The Troupe by RJ Bennett – I would probably read Mr Bennett’s shopping list tbh!  But, that aside, yes, I love his work and the Troupe is no exception – I want more from this strange world.


15 Responses to “Please sir, I want some more..”

  1. Tammy

    Sunshine! What an amazing book. I agree, I’d love to read more books set in that world:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Definitely I would be all over another book from that world!
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    I definitely agree that Jane Steele has scope for more adventures and I’d happily read them 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, such a great character – she could certainly have more page time.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    There was a sort of sequel for Gone with the Wind several years ago, but it was not on the same level as the original – more like bad fanfiction than anything else. Much as I would have wanted more of that story, like you, I prefer to stick to the original if the sequels are so… meh! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think I’d want a Margaret Mitchell sequel! I’ll pass on that one I think.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Have you listened to (or read, I think maybe there’s a print version, but not certain) How The Marquis got his Coat Back”? It was a BBC Radio production, but I noticed my library now has the audiobook for it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      No, I haven’t heard of that – I’ll have to go and check that out – thanks 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    I MUST get hold of Longbourne as I love Jo Walton and haven’t read this one, yet! Thank you for a great, thought provoking list, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you find time to read Longbourn – I loved it and would really like to know your thoughts on it.
      Lynn 😀

    • Jo Walton

      Longbourne is by Jo Baker.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Thanks – stupid am I sometimes! Obviously I do know that but clearly started typing one name and ended up concluding with another. Thank you for spotting.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Ah, many thanks for putting me right, Jo. I was a bit rocked to think I’d missed one of your books…

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Of the ones I’ve read here, I would have loved to see more of the characters too. The Girl with All the Gifts, especially!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I mean, in some respects I feel like it’s wrong to want more when an author has written a standalone novel, I think we’ve all become so used to books with anything up to 7 or more books in a series that when you read one book by itself you can’t help wondering where the rest is! Some of these though had such excellent characters and premises that you can’t help wanting to return.
      Lynn 😀

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