Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Question: How long should a book series last?

This post is about a question that came up at our last book club meeting: how long is too long for a book series to go on?

On the one hand, it seemed like most of us come away from reading series with 3 or 4 books in them wishing that they were longer. But on the other hand, after 8 or 9 books, most of us felt like a series was getting too long. In my own experience, if I'm on book 10 or 11 in a series, then chances are, I'm getting tired of it, but I've been reading it for so long that I just want to finish it! (Graphic novels are, however, the exception to this rule.) I think that my favorite series are probably between 3 and 8 books long (3 and below is usually too few, but 8 and above starts to feel like too many...)

Pictured below are three series I really love and which felt, to me, not too short or too long, but just right:

So, what do you guys think? How many books are in your favorite series? How long do you think is too long for a series to go on? Leave your comments below!

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