Saturday, 30 August 2014

When reading a book series...

There is nothing more that I love than my favourite book turning out to be a series. To know that the characters and the place I've fallen in love will continue through a few other books.

But I can't be the only one that manages to sometimes forget something from the previous book?
I don't remember this happening to me when I first began reading; I remember that I continued Vampire Academy as soon as I got the next book and everything that happened previously was fresh in my brain. It might be the fact that I'm older now (although I shouldn't have memory problems at 18) I found myself rereading the last chapter of Divergent just to refresh my memory when I finally began reading Insurgent. I couldn't for the life of me remember who Marcus was, I knew the main story and all the factions but apart from Tris and Four the other characters didn't seem to have made a massive impact on me. Which is super surprising seeing as it's one of my favourite books.

I don't know if I'm going crazy or not but this is happening more and more. I seem to forget some of the less important bits in books; which might not seem that shocking but compared to a few years ago when I could remember a random line in a book a few months after reading it.

Am I the only one that manages to forget something? Forget a character? What are your thoughts on this guys.


  1. Nope. I have a terrible memory! Even when I'm obsessed with a series, if it takes more than a year for thr next book to come out I'm like 'WHO IS THIS NEW CHARACTER?! Oh.. they've been in it since the beginning? My bad..'

    For instance, I recently read the last two in thr Sookie Stackhouse series after nearly 3 years away from it and I had no idea what was going kn really..

    That's why I like to binge read a whole series (at least that's what I tell myself)

  2. actually i am very disappointed with vampire diaries as a series. LJ Smith might be one of my top authors to follow, VD has been getting so weird i stopped reading it

  3. Nope I also have terrible memory when it comes to these things. Though ever since I started writing reviews, I've been better with remembering people!

  4. Nope! you are not the only one! If you asked me about a book I read at the start of this year, I would have probably forgot about 70%.of it. I more or less forget a book once I have read it. Unless it really sticks with me, It goes over my head. That's why I try not to wait to long between reviewing and reading :')

    Great discussion! and as I said before, you are not the only one! xx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  5. You're not alone.Sometimes it's really difficult to follow a series,since I don't remember half of the things from the first book.That's why I normally buy all the books from a finished series,rather than waiting for the sequel.

  6. I forget things from books all of the time! Especially if I have to wait months for the sequel to come out!
    Interesting Blog. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, which helps new bloggers with less than 200 followers (I wasn't sure how many followers you have) meet other bloggers. I posted information about the award, and how you participate over on my blog The Vivacious Hobo.

  7. oh, you are not the only one. sometimes im in the middle of the book when i finally menage to connect the character and what happened to it in the previous book (but i'm 10 years your senior so...)
    but i don't think is aging, i think its the avid reading thing. when you read 10-15 books a month some of the details tent to jumble together or be forgotten!
    Boyanna @The Bookmaidens

  8. Usually I'm very good at binge reading a book series! But recently I kept trying to read novels and random books that would pop up on my TBR pile!

  9. I stopped reading it after the 6th book I think? But after the second book I basically forced myself to read the rest.

  10. I'm so glad I am not the only person! :D

  11. Haha! YAY! I meet so many people that happen to remember and can quote so much from a book they read years ago! But thinking about it now they do usually read one book a month or something! :D

  12. It's hard to do that when the author is still writing the series :P

  13. I do think it might be the fact that I started to read more :D

  14. This happens to me all the time!! I'm about to start The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave 2) but I can't seem to remember exactly what happened in the first book!! I remember it being awesome and vaguely what it's about, but there were so many characters, I don't remember everything that happened. I always end up feeling rather ashamed. :/

    Great post, sorry I haven't stopped by in a while!

    Have a good weekend!

    Laura @ What's Hot?


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