Let’s chat about those series we just have to quit on. Why is that? Which series?
We chatted earlier about when to break up with a series or author, so now we’re chatting about which such series we have broken up with. I feel like this post applies to a long series, not like a trilogy that we only read the first book from. But an extended series we read quite a few and then gave it up. That’s what we’re chatting about here.
One such series for me is the Love At Stake series. I loved quite a few of them, but the series was just going and going and got a bit formulaic for me after a while.
Another series is the House of Night series. I stopped after like 8 or 9 books? I forget where exactly but I kind of lost interest. The ongoing battle and all the good characters dying, I just stopped.
Series with a lot of books are a major commitment. Especially if the books are still being published. Two I have up on are books I read the heck out of in my younger years.
Dirk Pitt: I loved these books. Til Dirk had twin 20 year old kids show up out of nowhere. Sure I get it, Dirk was getting old. But that’s no reason to change a formula that works. I still read the Oregon Files books by Clive Cussler. And sometimes the old characters make special guest appearances and I realize how much I’ve missed them.
Amelia Peabody: I really liked the first books – they were a fun romp. But the characters (again) aged. And I became bored. Especially when the focus changed to Ramses. Precocious children become irritating adults. Plus, how many secret tombs are left to be found?
How about you? Any series that you just can’t read anymore?