Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Twenty Characters I’d Love An Update On

        

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week's topic is
 Characters I’d Love An Update On

There are books where I'd love a sequel but a lot of those that aren't a series already have an ending. However, I found some where I'd like to hear about the future after the "happy end" (or sad one sometimes).

Abarbanell, Stephan "Displaced" (GE: Morgenland) - 2015 
Bush, Catherine "Claire’s Head" - 2004
Chevalier, Tracy "The Virgin Blue" - 1997
Ephron, Nora "When Harry Met Sally ..." - 1990
Falcones, Ildefonso "The Hand of Fatima" (E: La mano de Fátima) - 2009
Frazier, Charles "Cold Mountain" - 1997
Harris, Joanne "Chocolat" - 1999
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" - 1998
Lawson, Mary "Crow Lake" - 2002
Mercier, Pascal"Night Train to Lisbon" (GE: Nachrzug nach Lissabon) - 2004
Mosse, Kate "Labyrinth" - 2005
Myers, Benjamin "The Offing" - 2019
Otto, Whitney "How to Make an American Quilt" - 1991
Owens, Delia "Where the Crawdads Sing" - 2018
Powers, Charles T. "In the Memory of the Forest" - 1997

Rasputin, Valentin "Farewell to Matyora" (RUS: Прощание с Матёрой = Proshshaniye s Matyoroy) - 1976
Seth, Vikram"A Suitable Boy" - 1993
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" - 2008
Tellkamp, Uwe "The Tower" (GE: Der Turm) - 2008
Zusak, Markus "The Book Thief" - 2005

Unfortunately, some of thse authors won't be able to write a sequel since they passed away (Nora Ephron, Charles T. Powers, Valentin Rasputin, Mary Ann Shaffer) but the others might be tempted?

I know, I've overdone it (again) but it's still TTT. 😉

I'm looking forward to see what the other bloggers came up with. I'm sure there are some real gems among those characters they would like to meet again.

27 comments:

  1. I have only read 2 of the above. I agree with the Poisonwood Bible! That would be neat!

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    1. Who knows, Emma, maybe Barbara Kingsolver will write another book about the family one day.

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  2. I have read 3 of the above. I also agree on the Poisonwood Bible and Labyrinth. I think 'Crawdads' had a definite ending if I remember correct.

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    1. Thanks, Lisbeth. Well, it had a definite ending but we can always have a look at what happened after the end of the specific case and the end of the book. In any case, would be nice to read more about Kay's life.

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  3. It would be interesting to find out what's going on with the characters from Where the Crawdads Sing.

    My TTT isn't posted yet because I'm migrating blog hosts right now and it's not done yet. Hopefully later today.

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    1. Oh, migrating blog hosts, Deanna? I'm looking forward to your new one. Sometimes I'm upset with blogspot, especially if something disappeared that I liked or they come up with other ideas that I don't find useful, however, I think if I change, I have to start all over again and then I still have the problem of constant changes. Well, I'll see what you say after a while. Would be nice. Thanks.

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  4. Ooh, I agree with Where the Crawdads Sing and The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (ah, that title is so long)! I liked both endings but it would be awesome to know what's happened with them!

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    1. Don't you just love long titles, Dini? I think they already say more about the book than just a single word. Mind you the Guernsey book gives you more questions. LOL

      And yes, there is always a chance of in-between books, right"?

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  5. I've also wondered what happened next with Kya in Where the Crawdads Sing. Ditto Vianne Rocher in Chocolat. Where are they now? My post: https://pagesandpaws.com/2021/11/23/11-characters-wed-love-to-get-updates-on/

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    1. Harris wrote more of the Chocolat series... Book 2 - The Girl with No Shadow, book 3 - Peaches for Father Francis, book 4 - The Strawberry Thief!

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    2. Thanks, Kristine (or Kimber's Mom). I know there is an ending in the Crawdads book but it would be nice to hear how Kya got there. And thanks for your link, I'll see you there soon.

      Davida, thank you so much for that. I have seen those titles but wasn't aware they were follow-ups for Chocolat. Do they explore Vianne's or Anouk's life?

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  6. I had a hard time with this prompt. I guess I just don't really wonder about what happens to characters after their books end. I just assume they all lived happily ever after. If they didn't? I don't want to know! LOL.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. That's a nice way of viewing books, Susan. If only I weren't that curious. LOL

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  7. Harris wrote three more of the Chocolat series... Book 2 - The Girl with No Shadow, book 3 - Peaches for Father Francis, book 4 - The Strawberry Thief!

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    1. Thanks, Davida. As I mentioned above ^^, I have seen those titles but wasn't aware they were follow-ups for Chocolat. Do they explore Vianne's or Anouk's life?

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  8. You are such an overachiever…I had a hard time coming up with ten! Middlesex is a great pick, though. I would love to revisit Cal.

    Happy TTT!
    Lori
    https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/11/23/ttt-10-characters-id-love-an-update-on/

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    1. Haha, Lori, that's a nice way of describing someone who doesn't know when to stop or can't choose. LOL

      I usually try to stick to ten but I've had everything from eight to twenty-five, I believe.

      Funnily enough, I never read Middlesex but loved Cal. That could have been number twenty-one (still TTT, haha).

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  9. I loved Where The Crawdads Sing and would also love to find out more of what happened after the end.

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    1. So would I, Lindsey. It's interesting that most people have responded to the Crawdads, it is just an excellent book.

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  10. That's an interesting take on this weeks topic. I probably would have been able to do a sequel better than trying to come up with characters I'd like an update on...I did a Thanksgiving type post instead. Here is my link if you'd like to stop by: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/11/top-ten-tuesday-thanksgiving-edition.html

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    1. Great, Cindy, waiting for that sequel you write. LOL

      And I always like twisted posts, of course I'm happy to stop by yours. Thanks for the link.

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  11. What a fun list! I'd love an update on When Harry Met Sally, too. :)

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    1. Would be great, wouldn't it, Lark? Just imagine them having a child who looks like Harry and likes to order their food the way they want it or looks like Sally and always makes fun of anything.

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  12. This is a great list. Maybe some day we'll get the updates we all want.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-that-should-have-sequels/

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    1. Maybe, Pam. But I doubt it. As I said, some of the authors have already passed away, and some have written the book I want a sequel to ages ago. Still, it's always nice to dream.

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  13. I love this idea, there are so many characters I want updates on, I hardly know where to start.

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    1. I know, Sarah. That's why I ended up with twenty instead of ten because I hardly knew where to stop. LOL

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