Is anyone besides me guilty of reading one book in a series and that’s it?Is anyone besides me guilty of reading one book in a series and that’s it? Sarah #questionnaire
No. I read mostly series and once I start I bing read the series.
Me unless I don’t like the first one
I’ve read only one. If it’s not good I don’t continue with the series.
Definitely. If the first one doesn’t leave me wanting to know more, I don’t invest my time in the rest.
Right?! There’s so many good books out there to invest our time in without wasting it on books we don’t care for.
Me. I did that with Matched. It was a good book too! Just wasn’t as in to reading at that time.
That’s like me right now, I have so many other books and other series I’m interested in
Absolutely. Sometimes I’m not curious enough to finish the series. Sometimes it’s a bad book. Sometimes the author has broken what should be one novel inot a series to sell more books.
Oh I hate when a writer breaks one regular size book in smaller books. You wind up paying 4 or 5 times what you would have paid if it was just one book.
I used to get Kindle freebies from Bookbub. They were always Book Ones & the idea was to suck you into buying the series. Generally they weren’t good enough to read the rest, because they were ‘same old same old’ YA dystopian books with the predictable love interest etc. Instead of telling a story, these books would try to stretch & pad it into a trilogy by trying to make the Obvious into the mysterious.
If the first book could not tell a satisfying story, I’m not about to waste money & time on any more of it.
I found a wonderful new author via Bookbub free book one of series. Went on to read the rest of her books. Ava Miles.
I try to stay away from series. I like moving on and reading something else. New book , new characters and so on
Me. If I don’t like the first book, I don’t read the serie
If the initial book grabbed me, then I’ll happily dive into the next. If it didn’t, however…not a chance.
Me. I love series. If I don’t enjoy the first, I don’t continue.
I’ve done it only because the book was new and the second hadn’t been written yet. Usually, when I read books I check out the entire series from the library and binge.
I read the first Outlander book, and decided that the show was the better way to go.
I read the first of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty books, I couldn’t read the rest, even though I had bought three at one time. It was really awful.
Thank you for reminding me I intended to give them away.
All the time. When I was younger, I’d buy the entire series at once and read all of the books back to back. Now, unless a series really grabs me, I’m not likely to even give it a second chance.
Lately I have been shying away from starting any new series. I have a huge tbr already and I don’t want to commit.
If I didn’t enjoy the first book I don’t continue on
It happens more often than not lately. I finish book one and just have no desire to find out what happens next. ?
Yes, and now if I know that I won’t read book 2 while I am still on book 1 I will just stop reading book 1.
No, if book 1 isn’t good there’s no reason to read the rest. ?
Sometimes, if it’s just OK or not very good. I will also bail on a series of it starts getting bad or repetitive.
Yes. I have more than once liked the first book, but the second failed to pass my 3 Chapters/100 Pages test. ?
Not if it’s a good book.
Did that with Dune. But depends on how the first one in the series engages me.
Only the 50 Shades of Grey series! ?
If the first in a series doesn’t get me involved in the town and secondary characters in a great way I don’t waste my time and money on the rest…. even if the first book was good. I go back for the story of the others
All the time. If I’m super impressed I’ll finish the series otherwise I drop it.
Wool series only read half of book 1
I think of it as sampling.
Nope. I am done with it if the first one didn’t capture my attention.