Friday, June 13, 2014

the sucky series syndrome

OH MY GOD, THIS BOOK HAS A HUGE CLIFFHANGER. WHAT HAPPENS?! I NEED TO KNOW! This, my friends, is something I struggle with many times while I am reading a book in a series/trilogy. The only problem is the next book does not come out for another year... then once the year comes around, I forget I even read the book in the first place. Not only that, but I completely forget what I read in the previous book.

Anyone feel me? I call this my "sucky series syndrome". I am horrible at reading series and trilogies alike. I have finished a total of 1 series (Harry Potter), 2 sagas(Tiger Curse, Twilight), and 2 trilogies(Divergent, Wake). I currently have 9 unread series and 15 unread trilogies on my bookshelves.  (I'm also probably miscounted some unread series and trilogies, so that 9 and 15 are probably incorrect!) The sad thing is, the majority of the unread trilogies are trilogies that would be finished if I found the time to finish the last book.*drops head in shame*


What are some of the unread books, you wonder? Why, I'm glad you asked. We have Percy Jackson, The Maze Runner, Delirium, Unearthly, Starcrossed. Hopefully I will able to get to these books someday in my life time. 

One reason for my "SSS, sucky series syndrome, is I'm not a huge fan of them. For me, I tend to find the series to be unnecessarily long and dragged out. I am honestly in love with an author if they are amazing and talented enough to develop a world and characters in one book. How about you? Do you like series, trilogies, or even sagas? Do you have a lot of unread ones on your shelves?


  1. I have a ton of trilogies/series in my TBR pile - some are complete (Divergent, Mistborn, LOTR) and some aren't (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Chaos Walking).

    I buy paperbacks most of the time as I'm poor but having to wait for said paperback to come out is horrible especially if it's the last in a series or something and there's a year or more between them. Ugh! I seem to have the same problem as you in that I forget what happens in the previous book unless it happens to be AMAZING (ie Kingkiller Chronicles, and Gentleman Bastards).

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I like trilogies/series but I don't like having to wait a year or more for the next part in the story.

    1. yes! I hate waiting. I'm a very impatient person.


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