Hi guys! As promised in my review yesterday, I have another discussion post. It’s been over a month since my last discussion, and I want to start doing them again. They’re fun for me to write and I love hearing you guys’ opinions. 😀
Today’s topic: continuing series
Let’s face it — we all have huge TBR piles that grow more than they shrink. It’s just part of being a bookworm. 😛 Because of that, we (or is it just me?) try to add to it as minimally as possible. So that brings me to my question: what does it take for you to continue a series?
All of us read series. I don’t think I know of any bookworm that solely reads stand-alone books. But with our TBR piles being so massive, we don’t really have time to read all the books in a series. How do you decide whether or not you’ll continue a series? Do you only continue if you loved the first book? Do you keep going even if the first wasn’t that great, in hopes that the second book will be better? Or do you read the entire series regardless?
Personally, I only continue series if I really enjoyed the first book. If I didn’t like it, I won’t bother. If I was more neutral, I’d make a note to look for the sequel and maybe get around to it later. (By the way, does anyone add whole series to their TBR? I only ever add the first, even if I liked it. Then it looks like I’m making steady progress. 😛 ) Honestly, I don’t have time to read the sequels to less-than-stellar books. My TBR already has 243 books, and I’d rather keep knocking books off of that than continue with series I didn’t enjoy very much.
I’ve also heard of people…
- Reading a full series, because a) they genuinely like it (and I do the same thing), b) they hope it improves, or c) to say they’ve read it (which I don’t really understand).
- Reading the first book and either liking it or just wondering if it gets better, and reading the second book, but stopping during or after that.
- Reading the first book and not liking it enough or at all, and not continuing the series.
How often do you continue series? How do you decide if you will?
I’ve said my piece. What are your thoughts on this? I’d love to know! 🙂
I’m off to have some food and continue reading The Assassin’s Blade by SJM. I hope you enjoyed this discussion! 😀