Tell Me Something Tuesday | Long Running Series I Want to Try

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This weeks topic is:

What are some long running series that you would like to try?

Sometimes I wonder if an author isn’t shooting themselves in the foot by continuously churning out a single series and not starting anything new. If other readers are like me, it can sometimes be daunting to pick up a long-running series. If an author has two projects being published at once, and one of them is new, it can give the reader a taste of their writing and see if they want to invest in twelve or thirteen books. One thing I ran into was a spoiler in a later book blurb informing me how a love triangle spanning earlier books in the series ended up, and it dampened my enthusiasm to read it. Not because she picked who I didn’t want (I didn’t know either men well enough to know who I was rooting for yet,) but it ruined the element of surprise or hopefulness for me. It can also be hard when other readers who have the entire series under the belts just don’t understand why you aren’t wild about the series yet. Sometimes it’s simply because you haven’t spent as much time with the characters as they have, but that love is on its way! I will say that I read the Kate Daniels series last year, and I freaking loved every second of it! It does make me feel like I’m missing out, and there are series on my radar that I want to read. Today, I’m going to list four series where I have read only the first book. These are series openers that left me underwhelmed, but as my blogging buddies are huge fans of these series, I feel like I need to give at least one more book a go in each series before I decide whether or not I’m going to continue with it.

   

 

I’m curious to know if there are some long running series you’ve been meaning to try, and if there are any you think I should add to my list. Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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  1. Some long running series can be pretty intimidating at times. I read the first five books of the fever series and put them aside after that. Didn’t really suit me like I expected. I did have to read a few of the Kate Daniel’s series books, before I could really get fully into them though. Some of the more UF series, you need to read more than one book to grasp it. But there are so many good books to read, that can be hard for me to do. But Patricia Briggs has been on my list for years, so I would like to pick her up very soon.

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  2. I have a few long running series that I really want to get to but haven’t yet for some reason. I am like you with the Chloe Neil series. I read the first book that it was just ok and haven’t read further…but I do want to at some point. I love Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series are set in the same world. There is a novella that comes before Cry Wolf that is actually pretty important to understanding everything. I loved the first 5 books in the Fever series but didn’t care for book 6 so I haven’t read any further. I think I am just pretending that it stops after book 5.

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  3. I definitely get the same feelings about long-running series- intimidated and feeling like I should try before committing. Anthologies have served me well in the past to give me that taste. I discovered two favorite UF series through this- Patricia Briggs Alpha & Omega and Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi. I also agree that first impressions with the first book can be deceiving and more books need to be tried before a firm decision. Although, yes, some I have definitely not been a good match for. 🙂

    I actually just finished up a series I had on the list for a while- Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate and just before that Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling so its time I start another from the list and work my way through it. There are several I want to try. Maybe I’ll begin JD Robb’s In Death series. (Its above forty releases now, whew!).

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