Lately, I’ve been noticing that I am HORRIBLE at finishing series, and I started thinking about why. And I realized something – it’s all about the fact that my reading habits have changed dramatically since I started blogging a couple of years ago. I never used to know about all of the latest releases. I heard about books kind of randomly – often when I saw them at the library or when a friend mentioned them. Quite often, I wouldn’t start reading a series until it was already complete, so I would just read the entire series all at once.
Now, I usually know when all the newest books are coming out, so I’m constantly starting new series. Keeping track of all the series I’ve started is sometimes really difficult. And I’m not always as motivated to read new books in a series immediately because I feel like I have to refresh my memory on the previous books. I think I’ll get around to them soon, but … Of course, this doesn’t always happen, but it does happen way more often than I’d like.
Then there’s just the fact that I’ve kept myself so much more busy with review books. Often, I just don’t have time to get to books that I just want to read because I’ve booked myself solid with books that I have to read. For this same reason, I almost never read entire series in a row anymore. I don’t feel like I can take the time off from review books to read three or more pleasure books in a row. Now, for the record, in recent months I’ve started taking on a lot less review books, so I’m hoping to have more time to finish up some of those awesome series that I’ve been way behind on.
Here are just a few of the awesome series that I’ve fallen behind on …
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers (I just recently finished the second book in this series and plan to move to book #3 VERY soon)
Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman (I have the last book out from the library and am reading it soon)
Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Plus many more (including more self-pubbed series than I could possibly name!)
Help! I need to get motivated to finish these series!! Let me know in the comments which series you think I should focus on first!!
So, tell me, are you a series failure or do you always finish what you start? I want to know!