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Today’s Top 10: Books I Wish “didn’t”
Had Have An Epilogue
In most cases, I don’t like the epilogues in books. I prefer that once the story is over, I can imagine a happy ending for the characters and usually don’t care to see them a year later, where she is pregnant with twins and he is the caring father to be… or it’s 5 years later and they have 2.5 kids and…whatever! However, I’ve never adjusted my review due to an epilogue either being good or bad.
- Meant to Be by Emily Giffin. The epilogue is 20 years later, but the Author’s Note is worth reading.
2. Part of Your Wold by Abby Jimenez. Epilogue is 7 months later.
3. Adult Assembly Required. Epilogue is only one page, but not needed IMO.
4. It Started with a Kiss by Lisa Hobman. Epilogue is 5 years later.
5. Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Epilogue is six months later.
6. By the Book by Jasmine Guillrory. Epilogue is one year later.
7. Flirting With Fifty by Jane Porter. Epilogue is one year later.
8. The Spanish Garden by Cherry Radford. Epilogue is 3 years later.
9. Summer at the Cape by Rae Anne Thayne. Epilogue is 4 years later.
10. Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting. Epilogue is 4 months later.
When is an epilogue useful? For me, I like to see an epilogue in a book when it’s a series, and we get a sneak peak at the characters in the next book. Also, sometimes in historical books, I like to see an epilogue where they talk about the impact of the story in later years.
What do you think of Epilogues? Do you find them useful? Have you read any of these books? Comment below!