I have recently noticed myself falling into a strange unconscious reading habit. The habit of avoiding books. Specifically the final books in a series.
Normally I am chomping-at-the-bit, desperately-waiting-for and highly-anticipating the end of a great series. Yet when the time comes and I have the book in my hands I freak out and avoid reading it.
Why?! Self diagnosis has decided that I am avoiding the "final book" because I am afraid of the series ending badly! I have imagined all of my happily ever afters (or not so happily ever afters) and I don't want the authors to go and mess things up for me. I am not a fan of being dissapointed (who is?) and with so many other great books on my plate I find it way to easy to just grab another novel and avoid those final books.
Here are a handful of "final books" that I have avoided recently:
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater: Seriously?? I was waiting on this one for ages and I love the other two books. Why have I not read this yet? The pre-ordered eBook has been waiting on my Nook for ages.
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld: Another pre-ordered Nook book waiting on me, AND I even had an eARC!? I love, love, LOVE this series and can't wait to know what happens... and yet I am avoiding. I am going to read it this weekend. No more waiting.
The Death Cure by James Dashner: Well I haven't been avoiding this one too long, the ARC just showed up in the mail this week. But still, I should have been up all night to find out what happens to Thomas and all of the gladers!
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa: Ok, I have had access to the eARC of this book for ages and yet it is still waiting. At this rate the book will be published before I stop avoiding the eARC. Who could resist reading more about Ash & Puck? Apparently me.
Are you ever afraid to end a great series?
Are there certain books you find yourself unconsciously avoiding?