Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book-ish Confessions - Sequel Issues

I don't know whether it's because so many sequels have been disappointing me recently or what, but I find myself never wanting to pick up a sequel. I buy them, but I don't read them. I consider reading them and then I pick up a different book, some have been sitting on my shelf for almost a year!
Sometimes I'll finish the first and want the second right away and so I order it from amazon but even with two day shipping I end up starting a different book and then I just don't feel like reading the sequel, you know?
And in my opinion and experience, mainly when it comes to trilogies, a lot of the time the second books really drop the ball and then like if I really loved the first I'm afraid the second will suck and so I don't read it and then I still don't read it, and it sits on my shelf forever because I forget about it or I'm just not into it anymore and it sits forever unread and I feel shame!
Basically, I am having major issues with sequels.

Here are some of the sequels (usually the second or last in a TRILOGY) that I haven't gotten around to reading that I really want to -


Do you ever have this problem? (Please say yes.)

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  1. I'm with you on this one! Sequels so often disappoint so I hesitate before reading them.
    I work in a school library though and the students love sequels - they usually motivate me to pick them up just so we can chat about them.
    PS the Mara Dyer sequel is worth reading! :-)

    1. Thanks and I've heard a lot of good things about the second Mara Dyer book and I really need to just read it already!

  2. The second book syndrome is such a huge problem. I hate when a 2nd book makes me not care about the rest of the series, so I understand why it can be hard to pick up that book. But there are some amazing 2nd books out there, so it's worth trying.

  3. I agree, but I tend to be tempted by shining new first in a series books and so I put off reading the sequels when I really shouldn't! =)