Probably most books stand on their own. But a lot of them are part of a series. J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy comes immediately to mind, as well as Stephen R. Donaldson’s Gap series, Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series, and lots more.
- Do you read books that are part of a series?
- Do you collect all the books in the series before starting?
- What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book 1?
- As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?