If you read series, do you ever find a series “jumping the shark?” How do you feel about that?
And, do you keep reading anyway?
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for series. I’ve read all kinds of them from different genres. Series are awesome. Usually. Sometimes a series can start heading downhill. In order to keep me reading a series the author has to have the ability to write stories that make me want to keep reading. For example, Nora Roberts. All of the books I have read by her thus far, singles and series keep me going. I have intentions to start her In Death series that she writes as J.D. Robb. She’s on book 36 (I think), thats crazy, but she keeps things fresh. I will also say this, I’ve been reading lots of romance trilogies this year. And you can call a trilogy a series or not, its up to you I suppose – I have no clue if there’s some set definition stating exactly what a series is – but I love them. But then I’m also a newfound sucker for the genre.
I have yet to read a series that I find going downhill. All of the ones I have read so far this year have kept me very engaged. And while I have hear certain things about certain series going downhill over time, I’m not gonna sit here and say they’re bad when I’m not that far in.
As far as whether I’d keep reading. Well, I’m the type of person that I need to know what happens. I can’t not finish a story of any sort. So even if I’m no longer impressed with a series, I’ll keep going if only to satisfy my compulsions for knowing the outcome. It’s just the type of person I am. And hey, maybe it builds character, eh?
So how about you? Any favorite series or series to avoid?