This post will probably make me sound like a big grump, but when it comes to choosing books I try to avoid reading series as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of positive things about reading a series. If you love the characters, you get to revisit them over and over in new and exiting situations. In recent years, it has also been the ‘blockbuster’ series which have been made into seemingly endless movie adaptations.
I can definitely see why this would be so exciting for so many people, but I think it comes down to my laziness. When it comes to some of the longer and more complex series in particular, I just can’t muster up the energy to start reading when I know there are a bunch of books to catch up on. When books in a series are still being released, it can also be challenging to remember exactly what transpired in the last book.
There are, of course, a few exceptions to this. I loved Ellie Marney’s Every series and will forever adore Harry Potter. I’ve also recently come to love Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, which looks at investigations from a new perspective in every novel. I find that format very refreshing because there’s no need to read chronologically or remember previous events.
When I do read series, I have a terrible habit of reading and enjoying the first book then completely forgetting to finish the rest. Seriously, I’m the worst! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I ordered the rest of the series. It’s been two years and I still haven’t read them. On top of that, I can’t really remember what happened in the first book so I feel like I need to re-read if I’m going to finish this off (which I want to, because the feedback on this series is incredible). Are you a fan of series? Which ones are your favourites?