Thank goodness I was never required to read a whole series when I was in school; I'm not a person who likes books in a series.
(1) It's hard to maintain the quality throughout a series. Case in point: Wrinkle in Time is wonderful, but the other books in the Time Quintet series are so-so. Result: I never read past Wrinkle in Time.
(2) Books in a series are often long books. I don't like long books. Case in point: Pillars of the Earth is 806 pages. A Games of Thrones is 864 pages. One long book is enough.
(3) Entire books in a series, usually the middle books, can actually have very little plot. Case in point: Hunger Games, book two. What actually happened in book two?
(4) If order doesn't matter, is the series of books really a series? Case in point: Narnia. There are two ways of ordering these books. How can that be? Do these books really compose a series?
(5) I like books that surprise me. If I have read twenty-two books about the same character, will there really be anything in the story that surprises me?
Series I will not finish, though I loved reading one of the books:
Do you like books in a series?
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