Thoughtful Thursday: Is It Ever Enough?!?

Is there a magic number for the number of books in a series for you? Will you only read series with four or less books in a completed series? Do you prefer long series (10+ books)? Does the number of books in a series matter?

I really prefer a series to have 2-3 books at most IF the series is focusing on the same couple, because in most cases a story really doesn’t need to go beyond that in order to be fully told. Of course there are always exceptions. Case in point would be The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon,  and The Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Another exception would be if the POV changes, which happened in The Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens. Personally, I would not be opposed to another book in the Gabriel Inferno series by Sylvain Reynard, but I digress…

If a series focuses on different couples then that’s a whole ‘nother matter. A few authors that I’d be ecstatic over continuing on and on and on would be Christina Lee (Between Breaths), Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus), Samantha Young (On Dublin Street), and K. Bromberg (Driven).

So, what about you?

Tamie Xo

5 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday: Is It Ever Enough?!?

  1. edwardsvamptramp69 says:

    No magic number for me. As long as I’m enjoying it, they can keep on writing them. For instance, the Black Dagger Brotherhood is on book # 12.or 13? (granted, each one is based on another person, but the same characters are always in them). She could continue to write til the end of time and I would still read them. *swoon*


  2. Stefter says:

    I have to admit that if a series that is new to me already has a shit ton of books I am reluctant to start it. It makes me feel like it’s a lifetime commitment. If it’s a series I’m already enjoying I will read every new book released (case in point: BDB)


  3. Nickie Adler says:

    For me 4 is the tops, exception is the Crossfire Series. If it’s different characters then I don’t care how the series is.


  4. Mary C John says:

    I find that is a series focuses on the same couple if goes past four I feel like I’m never going to finish and start something new.


  5. I prefer series that move on from the initial couple, and focus on a new couple, somehow related to the original couple. It’s also nice when the original couple is reintroduced somewhere along in the series. 🙂


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