Welcome to Monday Potpourri, my place to celebrate Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
• Do you read books that are part of a series?
• Do you collect all the books in the series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book One? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?
I do enjoy books in a series. Some of my favorites are mysteries, like Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series; or the V. I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky.
I started reading the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, and recently read the first one because it was released as a movie. One for the Money was a fun read. (Click title for review).
So…I don’t read them in order, necessarily, since I often discover a more current book in the series and grab that one first.
I still haven’t read all of the Plum books: I read Eleven on Top first, followed by Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, and then looped back to number one.
This week I read Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson, and I definitely didn’t read that series in order. (Click title for my review).
The other books in this series featuring a detective named Jackson Brodie are Case Histories, One Good Turn, and When Will There Be Good News?
Once I’ve begun a series out of order, I don’t go back and reread the earlier ones. If I’ve missed one, however, I will go back.
I don’t wait for the whole collection before reading. I just plunge in…and grab the others when I can.
I’m very happy that I’m now reviewing books, because I can check back on those previous books for details I may have forgotten.
What about you? Do you enjoy a good series? Which ones do you collect?