I’ve been re-reading one of my favourite series of books over the last few months and it’s made me think about how I read a series.
As a reader of Fantasy books I often find myself reading a series rather than stand alone novels. Thinking about how I read a series has led me realise that I read them in different ways depending on various factors
With a series that’s new (to me) where the series tells one long story I usually read them all in one go (or at least as many as are available at the time)
If the series is individual stories with a common thread as a lot of Crime series are I often read one or two at a time before changing to something else and coming back later.
On a re-read I usually intersperse the books with others, maybe even reading 2 or 3 others between the books of the series. As I already know the story I don’t feel the need to run from one to the next.
Of course this only works if the series is already complete or a fair way through. I love the feel of getting the next book in an anticipated series but don’t enjoy the wait as much!
How do you read a series of books? Does it change on a re-read for you too?