Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is about hotly awaited sequels… the ones that keep us jumping and down in crazy anticipation.

My choices fall into two general categories:

Sequels coming soon… and we already know when:

By release date:

1) Symbiont by Mira Grant (sequel to Parasite… ick!) – to be released 11/25/2014


2) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (sequel to The Rosie Project) – to be released 12/30/2014


3) Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega series, #4) by Patricia Briggs – to be released 3/3/2015

dead heat

4) Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell (sequel to Doc) – to be released 3/3/2015


5a) Fables, volume 21 by Bill Willingham – to be released 3/3/2015


5b) Fables, volume 22 (6/2015) … which I’m not really eager for because IT’S THE LAST IN THE SERIES! I’m seriously upset about Fables coming to an end.

not the actual cover...

not the actual cover…

6) Prudence by Gail Carriger – to be released 3/17/2015 (I know, I know: Technically, this isn’t a sequel — it’s the start of a brand-new series — The Custard Protocol — but since it follows The Parasol Protectorate series, I’m saying it counts!)


7) Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (sequel to The Diviners) – to be released 4/1/2015… although at this point, it’s been so long since I’ve read The Diviners, I’m not sure how much I really care about continuing with the series.


Since I’m not convinced that I actually want to read Lair of Dreams, I’m including an alternate #7:

7) Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley (sequel to The Rook) – to be released 7/1/2015


Sequels coming eventually… but no actual date has been announced:

8) Peace Talks by Jim Butcher (#16 in the Dresden Files series).


 9) The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin (#6 in A Song of Ice and Fire)


And last, but not least — and certainly the book that I want to read more than any others on this list (but too bad it’s not written yet!):

10) Untitled 9th book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

outlander-series pm


OK, yes, my top 10 list has 12 books on it… but the more the merrier!

Did any of mine make your list? What sequels are you most eager to read?

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37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

  1. I really wanted the diviners to be a stand alone 😦 I’ll definitely read the sequel but I hope it holds up to the original!

    • I really need to read the Newsflesh books! Parasite was the first (and only) book I’ve read by Mira Grant, and I thought it was so good, despite being pretty gross and disturbing!

    • I just wish we at least knew WHEN Winds of Winter would be coming. I’ll be lucky if I can remember anything from the previous books by the time it rolls around. 🙂

    • I’m not entirely sure that this is a *real* cover! It’s what kept coming up via search engines, but it could just be a mock-up or even fan art. 😦 Sadly, I think we’re probably still a few years away from getting the actual book…

  2. I’m pacing myself on A Song of Ice and Fire because I know I’m going to be too impatient for the next book (I’ve finished the first three so far). It’s also interesting to see Dresden Files on someone’s list – I’m hoping to eventually catch up with that series. So many books!

    • I love Dresden — it’s one of the rare series that keeps getting better as it goes along, rather than running out of steam and overstaying its welcome. 🙂

    • I really want to get my hands on Symbiont! The release date just kind of sneaked up on me… I didn’t realize until I started putting together this list that it was so soon.

  3. I just recently discovered Gail Carriger, and her books are AMAZING! I am definitely curious about the first book in the Custard Protocol series.

    I’m not sure if I want to read The Rosie Effect. I thought The Rosie Project was amazing and I was very happy with the ending. But at the same time, more Don Tillman would be awesome!

    • Which Carriger series are you reading — Parasol Protectorate or Finishing School (or both)? I know what you mean about The Rosie Effect. I’m really nervous about it somehow ruining how happy The Rosie Project made me!

      • I’m reading both of Carriger’s series. I’ve read the first book in both series. I do have the audiobook for the second finishing school book, though, and will probably read that soon.

        • I’d love to hear what you think about the Finishing School books. I wasn’t interested enough to continue past the first book, but I’d love to hear if I should give it another chance!

  4. I actually have the complete set (I think) of Gail Carringer’s Parasol Protectorate. I got them all in a book sale last year or two years ago (gasp!) but I haven’t opened them yet. Sad, I know. But I do hope you’ll enjoy all these really great looking sequels.

    • Thanks! I hope you love the Gail Carriger books. I started reading them right when the very first one was published, and thought it was so clever and different and fun!

    • Both (Rosie & Outlander) are fantastic — although quite different! 🙂 I might need to cross Lair of Dreams off my list though — just found out that the release date is postponed until July…

  5. I’m crazy excited for Symbiont too. I’ve heard it’s super gross though. lol I can’t believe that the last Fables is on the horizon. TERRIBLE. Prudence and Lair of Dreams are definitely on my TBR. Man. The Winds of Winter. George needs to get a move on. And yes! More Outlander. Great list. 😀

    • Oh, well, Parasite, was pretty gross (tapeworms… ick), but I enjoyed the heck out of it! Don’t even get me started on the end of Fables, or there will be tears!

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