Thoughts on Continuing a Series if I don't like the First Book
This week we're discussing what we do when we don't enjoy the first book in a series. Do you continue, hoping it gets better? Put it aside and try something else? As always, there is no right or wrong answer. And my answer is this: it depends on the series and how much I didn't enjoy that first book.
It really does depend on the book. Sometimes I might read a first book and not enjoy it much, but pick up the next book in the series to give it a chance. Particularly if I've heard that they get better, or it's the authors first book, or something along those lines. I don't want to write the author or series off immediately.
In some cases though, I won't pick up the next book. If I give a book a 1 or 2 star rating, I'm probably not going to go for its sequel. There are just so many books that I'm interested in reading that spending time on something I already haven't enjoyed doesn't make sense. It also sometimes depends on what about the first book bothered me. There are certain things I just don't want to read about again, while others might be going in a new direction I'm more interested in.
So really, it depends on the book and why I didn't like it to begin with. What determines if you continue a series after a not so great start? Discuss it with me in the comments!