The question this week from Booking Through Thursday is this…Series or Stand-alone?
I’ve always loved books that were part of a series…be it sequels, trilogies, quadrilogies, and on. Well, let me add one caveat to that. If I love a book, and I mean really love it, and not just like it, or feel satisfied with it? Then I want more…more of the story, of the characters, of the authors writing. Yup…I admit it…I’m greedy that way.
In looking at my favorite books…the ones I recommend all the time, the ones I read, and reread over and over again? The majority are part of a series…
Gabriel’s Inferno, Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
(and please, please, please SR… a book 3)
by E.L. James ( I would love more Fifty btw)
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon -There are 7 books so far and the 8th one is due out in early 2013
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning -Five books make up this series with spinoffs due this year and beyond
The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers -Four books in this one (I’m always hoping she’ll finish and publish Midnight Sun)
Supernova, Cataclysm, and coming this year, Nexus by C.L. Parker
Crushed Seraphim, and coming in November, Bittersweet Seraphim by Debra Anastasia
A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and a planned book 3 to complete the trilogy by Deborah Harkness
The Unidentified Redhead, Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton (Her web site is undergoing maintenance at the moment)
I’m just about to start reading The Winemaker’s Dinner by Dr. Ivan and Everly Drummond which is a planned trilogy
So yeah…I’m a series kind of girl…
The only drawback to series?!? The waiting…OMG! I hate to wish my life away but where books are concerned? Sometimes I do just that…
So peeps…what about you? What’s your preference? Are you a series or stand alone reader?