What Are Your Thoughts on Waiting Until a Series is Complete to Read?

What Are Your Thoughts on Waiting Until a Series is Complete to Read?

First off, I’m mostly referring to Young Adult series’ that have a specific number of books planned (usually three or four, sometimes five).

I’d love to hear your guys’ thoughts on this. I’ve had this on my mind lately because I’ve been trying to catch up on some of the YA series I follow and got to thinking about the YA series I enjoy the most — and wouldn’t you know it, it’s usually the ones I read back-to-back from start to finish.

But if you read everything right when it comes out obviously you can’t do that (unless you re-read the previous ones which I don’t always have time to do).

So I’m kind of considering changing up my YA reading strategy and waiting until a YA series is done if the author has a certain amount of books planned, and then just reading them back-to-back. I think I get more out of YA series when I read them like this.

But what are your guys’ thoughts on this?!? I’d love to know if any of you do this too or if you don’t always do it, if you find you get more out of a trilogy or series with a set end in sight whenever you do read them back-to-back.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. And yes, I know it kills not to be able to talk about each book with others in the book community right after they come out. That’s the one thing I would miss if I read more series’ like this. BUT I’m wondering if it might be worth it still. :)

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  1. Michael Wilson

    January 7, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I think I prefer reading all the books at once as sometimes you forget certain details of you have to wait a lengthy amount of time for the next book. I can also remember when the final two Harry Potter books came out I re-read the previous entries again in the series in the run up just in case though it is fun to wait for the sequels at the same time.


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