This was such a hard post to write! I have no idea why, but I spent so much time wracking my brain trying to think of characters I’d want to see more of. I even had to ask my husband for suggestions ;) But I could only come up with nine! So you’ll have to give me suggestions for a tenth one…
Characters I Wish Could Have Their Own Book (or Spin-Off):
Sloane from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Firstly, I loved this book. It’s probably the second best book I’ve read all year (the first being Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments). Right after I finished it, though, I started thinking about how cool it would to read a sequel or a companion novel told through Sloane’s POV. We don’t see much of Sloane in the book, but we do get to see how interesting and conflicted she is. I would love to know what happens with her after the book ends.
Little John from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle – This book is actually told through the 3rd person, but it obviously follows Robin Hood’s adventures, and the adventures of his Merry Men after they join the gang. I’ve always had a soft spot for Little John, and I’d like to see what could become of him after the band goes their separate ways.
Captain Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen – I know there are already books from his POV, but I haven’t read any yet. I really want to though!
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I know I’m not the only one who’d love to read about Neville’s adventures after Hogwarts. I feel like his story was only just starting to begin when Deathly Hallows ended.
Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Another HP character for this list (she’s also my favorite). I’d love to have a story told from Ginny’s POV during her 6th year at Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione were off hunting horcruxes but we know Ginny was fighting off Death Eaters with the remainder of Dumbledore’s Army. There’s so much potential for a companion novel here!
Bailey from Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares – This happens to be my favorite book from the entire Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I loved how the Sisterhood’s stories were resolved, but I think it would be wonderful to know what happens to the next generation. It would be kind of fitting with the original origin of the Sisterhood.
Haymitch Abernathy from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I would love to read a prequel to The Hunger Games when we get to discover all of Haymitch’s back story. A lot of it was shortly covered in Catching Fire, but I want more!!!
Lucien from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Another one of Morgan Matson’s characters for this list! She has awesome characters. Lucien is a very minor character, but he was so sweet and interesting! If you’ve read the book you know how his story is kind of just cut off, and I’d like to know what happens after his weekend with Amy and Roger.
Flynn Rider from Tangled – I can’t tell if I’d want to see a sequel with more of Flynn’s adventures or if I’d want to see one that involves his and Rapunzel’s (future) children. But I know there is plenty of potential for a Tangled sequel…Disney’s just making us wait =P (to be fair they did give us the Happily Ever After short)
Ok, which character would YOU like to see have his/her own sequel? Books, television, movies…which fictional character would you like to see more of?
17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Wish Could Have Their Own Book”
Ahh, I’d definitely watch a sequel to Tangled or a prequel about Flynn’s adventures prior to events of the movie. <3 Tangled so much xD
Have I recommended Captain Wentworth's Diary to you yet? You really should read it, it's fantastic ;)
I know, right? Tangled all day!
And I think I first heard about Captain Wentworth’s Diary from your blog! I added it to my TBR list and I really want to read it!
I love the idea of a Haymitch prequel, he’s one of my favorites and I’d like to read about his Hunger Games and the years before Katniss.
Me too! I loved the few glimpses we got of Haymitch’s past during Catching Fire. I wish we could have more.
I’d love to learn more about Flynn’s back story! I think you’ve picked some great characters.
Thanks! I love Flynn :)
I’ve actually read a book by Amanda Granger from Captain Wentworth’s point of view. Loved it. I tend to think that most stories are just what they should be so I rarely pine for more information on the characters. Here is my off-beat TTT-Anne
I agree with you there…I think that’s why it was hard for me to make this list. Sometimes I don’t think sequels are necessary, but other times I’d really love to know more!
I’d love to read more about Haymitch, too, and of course more Harry Potter (in any form) is always welcome!
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Glad to see there are others who like Haymitch!
OH HAYMITCH. I never even thought of him. o.O I easily could’ve done 10 Hunger Games characters, to be honest. I mean they ALL had games they won, right?! How…what was it like for them afterwards?? How did they become the person we know them as? There’s sooo many questions. THG is just such a big world!
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“There’s so many questions.” EXACTLY! I’m so curious!
Oh. I’ve never read any of those book but they seem great! It just shows that I haven’t read a lot of books just yet. :D
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Neville and Ginny, definitely!
Captain Wentworth is a fabulous choice! I’ve got a re-read of Persuasion planned for December 2015 (to celebrate Austen’s 240th birthday!), but now I don’t want to wait a whole year!
I chose Neville as well. I was thinking of his POV of the Hogwarts years, but a sequel might be even better!
Haymitch made my list too, for precisely the reasons you listed. :)
Glad we have some of the same characters on our lists!