I’m faced with one of those “reading dilemmas” that we often have to deal with when we follow the works of some authors. I’ve loved Elle Thorne’s stories, the same with Lia Davis’ works… and honestly the list could go on and on – and I’ve read many of them before I got involved deeply in book blogging.
But time restraints and discovering new to me authors has put me way behind on various series. Now I have a decision to make. Pick up the newest story and fill in the back list as I can. Or pick up where I left off and get caught up?
It sounds like it should be an easy decision, right? Yet I’m hesitating. I understand the value of current reviews to authors. I do. So in my book blogger mind I’m thinking grab the newest story and add what I’ve missed over time. As a reader, knowing that often series segue-way from one into the next with themes and occasionally cross over characters, I know I “should” just pick up where I left off. At this point, it’s a battle between the logical blogger and the emotional reader. I’ve a good idea of who will win out – I “could” compromise and grab the newest, and read the back list in between new releases.
So now I’m curious – How do YOU catch up on back lists or series?