Strikebackvideoathon Blog – Week 1 – 5 Sequels I Want To Read

Top 5 Wednesday (2)

Recently, the Booktube community decided to fight back against the new algorithm on youtube, and thus created the Strikebackvideoathon! It basically means that us booktubers are trying to upload one video a day to our channels, to protest against these new rules.

For more information on this, I’ll leave the link to ThatBookie’s video on the subject:

Now I can’t upload every day, so I’m posting Wednesday’ prompt answers on here and then answering everything else I want to answer in a long video on Friday’s, as that’s the only way I can really fit it all in!

So, without further ado, let’s get onto the first Wednesday prompt – 5 Sequels I Want To Read:

This is quite a hard one for me at the moment because last year I made a real effort to get through a load of sequels I hadn’t gotten round to. But, luckily, there are still a few I haven’t gotten round to, which I’m determined to get to this year.

  1. Skulduggery Pleasant, Dark Days. Anyone who watches my channel knows that I adore Derek Landy’s Skulduggery series – it’s a middle-grade series about a skeleton detective, and his human assistant, Valkyrie, as they face down terrifying monsters, such as The Faceless Ones, using magic. It’s a brilliant series, one that I thoroughly enjoy. I only read the first two as a kid, but recently picked up the series again, and the last book I read left things on a HUGE cliffhanger, one that had me nearly screaming with the desperate need to read the next one. Sadly, I couldn’t read it, as I had other books planned, so I had to wait. And I’m still waiting now, but this year, I am getting to Dark Days, and hopefully the next book afterwards while I’m at it!
  2. Discworld, Terry Pratchett. Yeah, I know that’s a huge number of books, there’s at least thirty of this series I have yet to read, but I really want to get to at least two more in this series this year. I’ve adored the Discworld for years, especially The Hogfather, but I want to explore more of this fantastical world. I want to explore more of Ank-Morpork, train with the Wizards of the Unseen University, help Death on his travels and befriend his granddaughter, Susan. And I can only do that if I read more of these wonderful books. So, I’m going to pick up a few this year, most probably The Colour Of Magic and it’s sequel The Light Fantastic. 
  3. A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket. I adored these books when I was a kid, but for some reason, I never went past book 6, so now I’m trying to get to the rest of them over the next few years. I just finished The Austere Academy, so I’m making reasonably good headway, but I’d still like to continue with this, and not get stuck again.
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Library Of Souls. I have a love/hate relationship with these books. I read the first one and adored it, thought it was brilliant, though I would have liked a little more detail in places. But then the film came out, and butchered the second half of the book entirely… and then I read the second book Hollow City and really lost my way. I couldn’t get past the Peculiar Animals, they were one step too far for my literal brain to process and deal with. I’m usually pretty good at suspending my belief, but the animals totally and utterly stopped me in my tracks, and so I sort of gave up on the series. But at the same time, I want to finish it. There’s only one book left, and I do want to know if they all live/how it all ends. It’s just getting past the Peculiar Animals, which is proving very hard to get over for me.
  5. Xandri Corelel, Tone Of Voice. If you haven’t heard of the new series, Xandri Corelel by Kaia Sønderby, then you really need to check it out. The series is a SciFi, based around Xandri, the last autistic person in the universe, and it’s brilliant. As someone with Asperger’s, I found her to be the most relatable character I have ever come across, and the rest of the book to be so beautifully diverse I couldn’t help but adore it, without even considering the brilliant storyline. I fell entirely for Xandri and her friends, and am now desperate to read more of her story. There’s a prequel I’m going to buy for my birthday to tide me over, but I really cannot wait for the sequel to come out, whenever that may be.

That is currently my top 5 sequels I want to get to! All of them apart from Tone Of Voice are currently in my possession, so I’m prioritising them this year, and I cannot wait to get to each of them, for various reasons.

Have any of you guys read these books? If so, tell me what you thought of them in the comments, I’d love to know what you thought of them!