Hey everyone! It’s time for another bookish discussion with me. I know I haven’t done one in long and I’m sorry about that, but here we go…
Today, I am talking about series, their lengths, the pros, the cons, etc. I’m just having a little discussion about what I like and what I don’t…
What are the maximum books in a series that I can read?
Well, 6. I think trilogies are the best but I can handle up to 6 novels in a book series. Above that, it seems like too much and I just feel like giving up. Especially if there is a lot of background setting to be done. I need action and thrill and I need it now. So, can’t have too many books in the series. It just seems as too much and is overbearing.
Although, there are always exceptions to that like the Throne of Glass series which has a total of 8 books and I love it. And then there is Harry Potter too, with 7 books although I’d say a grand total of 8, including the Cursed Child.
Personally, I don’t really like Duologies because while there are two books and well, they should be better than stand-alone in the regard that we get more time with the characters, it makes me feel as if we are ripped apart just as we start to get close. They just don’t do it for me.
Now, these, I can work with. There is enough time to get to know the characters and you are with them long enough that you don’t get too heartbroken. I mean, of course, there is the thing that you want more but don’t you always? I mean, when does that stop.
1. THERE’S MORE
You know, there’s that sad feeling when you end a book and have to part with the characters even though you really don’t want to… I like how in book series there is a long way to go before that happens!
You finish the first book,
It makes me happy and well, once you start to like some characters, you really do not feel like leaving them.
2. GETTING TO KNOW THE SETTING
In series, you have more time to get to know and understand the dynamics and backgrounds. you can take it all in one by one and you have time to adjust to it all. IT is not just thrown on you in one para but spread out in a comfortable manner.
You can enjoy the background while you get to know more about it! You don’t have to take in too much at once, so you can really enjoy and love it.
Book series tend to have long books with a lot of content that you need time to digest. Mostly, the series are fantasy and honestly speaking, if I had two books with the same number of pages but one was fantasy and the other romance, the romance one would be done in about half the time as the fantasy.
Adding that to the long, many books does make it a tad bit too time-consuming.
2. THE WAIT- AFTER A CLIFFHANGER END
Well, when you are reading a series and you need to wait an entire year for the next book to come out while you are left on a cliffhanger?
Not cool, baby. It makes you wanna die. So, well, I really like to wait for the entire series to be published before I start reading because the wait is too unbearable to endure. I’d rather wait to read it than have to wait after reading it and knowing the ckiffhanger and wanting to see what hapens next.
That’s all for today. Those are my views on various aspects of books series. Did you agree with me? Tell me in the comments below. What do you think are the maximum books a series should have? I’d be waiting to hear from you!
Peace out cuties ❤