How do you keep track of characters and the storyline? I have thought of a few ideas to keep myself organized and reminded, but I haven't tackled them yet. I would love to hear what you think of my ideas and how you get organized as well.
Adding extra detail to reviews-
The first thing I thought of was to list out the main characters and a quick, detailed reminder of the plot. It would be hard not to put a spoiler in this section, so it would have to be masked or hidden somehow. But then I could refer back to my original review and refresh myself with the characters and previous plot.
Only read series once they have been completed -
This is a tough one because, one, it is hard to wait, and two, some series can be extremely long. As I mentioned in a previous post, if I wait until I can binge the entire series, it can be so overwhelming. Knowing that I have 12 books to read at once is a bit intense and I would not want to binge that many knowing that there are so many others I want to read.
Re-reading the series -
Ugh, this one gets to me. I know that this is probably the easiest thing to do, but then I am taking away time from reviews and new books. This is probably not a bookish concern for non book bloggers, but for those of us reading to share the content with the world, it definitely is an issue. I started to re-read the series in a alternate format, going form book to audio or vice versus to get a different view and a new understanding. But this, once again, does take time and timing. I have gotten so excited for Winter by Marissa Meyer that I started to listen to the entire series as audiobook, I started way to early and now I am ahead of the game for finishing all the audiobooks before Winter is released.
So, there is no real good answer to how to remember everything in a series. I really love when authors give an explanation of what happened in the previous book and who characters are in the story. But, I know that this is also annoying when singeing a series. I want to know what is going on, but if I am already aware, it is redundant. It is a double edged sword.
I would love to hear how you remember where you are in all your series and what your tips are for being in the "middle" of so many series.
Current my series include:
The Perfectionist - Sara Shepard
Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
Talon - Julie Kagawa
Midnight Crossroad - Charlaine Harris
The Summer I Turner Pretty - Jenny Han
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
Firebird series - Claudia Grey
The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
The Winner's Trilogy - Marie Rutoski
A Darker Shade of Magic - VE Schwab
Kanin Chronicles - Amanda Hocking
The Hundred - Kass Morgan
The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rebel Belle - Rachel Hawkins
As you can see, I have a lot going on. This is only part of the series I have actually committed to. There are others that I have started and I am not sure if I don't want to continue or not. I am sure that someone who is not a book blogger and doesn't understand our deep love of books, doesn't even seen this as an issue. But hey,here I am, worrying about not remembering enough of the previous book in the series to start reading the new one. #bookishproblems