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Tuesday Talks #3 – If you do not enjoy the first book in a series do you still continue reading the series?

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Comments (4)
  1. I would not normally bother with a second book if the first in the series bored me. But I’m in two minds about The Iron Ship – there were bits in the book that really gripped me and I would’ve liked to know how things turned out for a couple of the characters, but it was a hard slog reading book 1 and I’m not sure I want to do it all again.

  2. I’d say – no
    unless I already own the second book for some weird reason (it was free/a gift or something like that)

  3. Evie says:

    Honestly, it depends on how much I didn’t like the first book. If I thought it was mildly enjoyable but had a lot of problems with it, I’ll generally pick up the sequel from the library. But if I couldn’t get into the first novel then I won’t pick up the subsequent novels.

  4. ROBERT LEE says:

    For some three decades, I have read mostly fictions – thrillers, especially historical thrillers. What I noticed is that nearly all the popular authors have book series. Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan, for example. The first book in a series is always the critical one, I think. BUT, most of the authors I follow, I never got to read their first book. It was always I saw a title, liked the description, had fun reading, and so I got the whole series.

    There is not one author though, whose series, especially those with 10 or more, could possibly publish books that are ALL truly good. Some would be average, a bummer, but because I enjoyed most others in a series, it means I would continue reading more.

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