About a month ago I posted my Top Ten Tuesday – Series That I Would Like To Start. This post brought to my attention that I have read very few books that were part of a series during the first half of this year. This came as a big surprise to me because I love a good series! There is something comforting about picking up a book and being familiar with many of the characters. I love to see the character development and what kind of journey the author decides to take my favorite characters on next.
I decided I wasn’t going to let the second half of the year slip away and not dive into at least one (or hopefully two) new series. The series I decided to start with is the Detective Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect series to start with. I read and loved book one (The Girl in the Ice) and started reading book two (The Night Stalker) and am enjoying that one as well.
Along with committing to read one or two series this year I also decided to make a Book Series page. I scoured Goodreads and put together a list of all the series I have read or am in the process of reading. At this point most of these books have no book review for them because they were read pre-blog, but I did include the star rating I gave them on Goodreads as a guide to how much I enjoyed them. Going forward I will be able to attach my book reviews.
Q & A…
- Do you like reading book series?
Me: Needless to say, I clearly do.
- Do you have to start with book one or can you jump into a series at any point?
Me: I have to start at the beginning, if I jump in the middle of one I am wondering the whole time…what did I miss?
- Are you intimidated to start a series that has a lot of books?
Me: No, I’m not. I actually like it because I don’t have to wait a year for the next one.
- Do you have a favorite book series genre?
Me: After putting together my book series page I quickly realized that mystery is my favorite series genre.
- Do you prefer trilogies or a more lengthy series?
Me: I like both, but have a tendency to read more lengthy series.
- Do you binge book series?
Me: I have, but they do tend to all bleed together after awhile, so I prefer to break them up a bit.
How would you answer these questions? What are your likes and dislikes about book series?