Can’t Get Enough of . . . is a new monthly feature here at The Book Nympho where we give you lists of books that are similar either by topic, genre, character types, etc. You can find new posts mid-month on Friday.
One of my reading goals this year is to catch up on many of my neglected series. My preferred method of reading is to binge through a series from start to finish. It’s what I used to do when I joined Shelfari and Goodreads almost five years ago and loved it.
During the last couple of years, I’ve strayed from my binge reading pattern, mostly due to NetGalley or author request commitments. While I enjoyed expanding my horizons, I really missed the pleasure I got from reading a series one after the other until I was done.
Unlike binge eating, I have zero guilt when I’m finished. I don’t feel bloated and sick, rather the opposite! That feeling of satisfaction I get from catching up is hard to describe. And, while I’m in the middle of a series binge where there’s a strong sense of setting and place, I feel like I’m transported to that town and the characters are my neighbors. When I’ve read that last sentence, there’s a bit of sadness but also satisfaction that my friends are in a good place (it’s rare for an author to leave you any other way!).
Here are some of the series I’ve binge read to date.
Southern Comfort by Lisa Clark O’Neill
It was wonderful! I’m now up to date and will read the new books as soon as they’re released. The characters are quite appealing and the stories are outstanding.
Fatal by Marie Force
This series is ideal for binge reading. The story timelines between books are short (typically 3-6 months) and though there aren’t any cliffhangers, there’s a strong cast of secondary characters with story continuity. The next book will release in September and it’s already on my reading plan.
Last Chance Rescue by Christy Reece
I’m just wrapping up this binge (one more book to go) and, fortunately, there’s a spinoff series. I love the concept, characters and high tension so I don’t really have to say goodbye and will be up to date with the new one.
Sons of Sin by Anna Campbell
It was only three books but the character connections made this a must to read back to back. It’s a really good historical romance series.
When You’re Gone by Taryn Elliott
This trilogy has one story arc and it is best read back to back. There’s a cliffhanger after book two (and it’s a humdinger) so be ready. I loved everything about the series.
The Barefoot Bay Brides Trilogy by Roxanne St. Claire
I was in contemporary romance heaven with this series and hated to see it end.
Delta Detectives by Stacy Green
There are four books in this series and I read them as soon as they were released, two back to back. I love this author’s writing and will read everything she releases.
Do you ever binge read?
Are there some series that work better binge reading more than others?
What are some series you’ve binge read?
I also love to talk about books. There’s nothing more exciting than to finish a great story and cover it A to Z with other people, exploring different perspectives and points of view. So, if you see something on my shelf you’d like to talk about, send me a message and we’ll talk!
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