Tell Me Something Tuesday: Book Series: Favorites & Why We Continue Reading

Posted July 1, 2013 | 12 Comments

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This week’s question: To continue or not to continue…..let’s talk about series! What are some of your favorite series that you continue to read? What would cause you to not continue a series?

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There are so many series that I have started, it’s ridiculous. I have a lot that I love, but haven’t made progress with in years. I know there are some that I wanted to continue, but forgot all about them. There are just so many books with so little time! However, there are the series that I can’t forget about and I make time for.

Some of my favorites are:

Some that I love, but have neglected:

The number one thing that will get me to continue a series is the characters. If I want to spend more time with them, then I have to love them. Or at least like them a whole lot. I can read two different books with the same storyline, but if one has characters that suck, then I wouldn’t continue. Of course, there are other factors that play in to it. Is the story itself interesting? Do I like the author’s writing style? You know, all the important stuff.

As for not wanting to continue a series, again, the characters. I hate annoying characters. Also, if the book is full of inconsistencies, then I’ll quit no matter how much I like the characters.

A couple of series I quit:

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What about you?

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12 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Book Series: Favorites & Why We Continue Reading

  1. I am SO weird about series. I will rarely continue a series if it ends in any kind of cliffhanger. I quit most series after the first book. I prefer for each book in a series to have a self-contained story with a resolution like Harry Potter or Game of Thrones which are two of my favorites. Currently two of the series I have continued are Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden & Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy. Great discussion topic!
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  2. I’ve been getting really bad with series where by the time the next book comes out I’m over it. I am way behind on a bunch of them even though I plan to continue eventually. Like Stephanie Plum I read 3 so far and there are like a billion so who knows when I will get through them all. I have quit quite a few just because I don’t like where they went like Hex Hall, Nightshade, Anita Blake, Fallen, and Morganville Vampires.

  3. I will drop everything to read some of the series i read but there are others that i will catch up on when i can and others that i have read and just forgotten about over the years. there are some i tried reading that i will not continue with. I struggled to get through the first one in the series… I tried reading the second but again struggled. I gave up and just let them go. I can’t stand to finish them off. they’re the type that i would rather just watch it if it ever became a movie or something i think.
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  4. Wow, when you mentioned Stephanie Plum, I remembered that I’d gotten all of the way up to 6 or 7 before quitting that one. I wanted her to pick Ranger and she kept going back and forth so I had it. Sue Grafton was another one. The books were all getting to be the same so I quit at O – hehe.

    I still have to get into Weird Sisters, but I love the Sentinels of New Orleans and I have all of Kevin Hearne’s books (so sue me if I haven’t read any of them, I want to be prepared). Hey, you have all of Misty Provencher’s Cornerstone books, right?
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  5. I’ve started a ton of series as well…and there are very few that I keep up with despite really enjoying a lot. If a first book is okay but not great I’ll try the second one, if it still doesn’t pick up I usually bail. If the first book is terrible I never give the series a second glance unless I get morbidly curious (Twilight).
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  6. There are so many series that it gets hard to keep up. If I finished reading all the series that I’m in the middle of that would pretty much be my reading schedule filled up for the rest of the year! Stephanie Plumb was one that I loved but by about book 10 I had enough and jumped ship.
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