The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ the Ramblings of a coffee addict. . Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
I just love this meme and the questions that come up. They generate so much discussion which is great.
This weeks question is: Do you go back and reread the previous book before starting the sequel? (Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer))
The answer to this question is ……… it depends. Partly on how much I have to read and how much time I have when the sequel is released. However the main issue is how long it is since I read the previous book.
I’ve just finished The Ivory Tomb by Melissa Caruso but didn’t reread the previous two as I only read them earlier this year and felt that they were still quite clear in my mind.
However, TAD Williams is releasing the final part of The Lost King of Osten Ard in November 2023. I read the first book in this quartet back in 2017 and really don’t think that I will enjoy the final part as much if I haven’t reread the earlier books.
I enjoy rereading books and for me it is no hardship to reread books that I have enjoyed. I often do binge-reread a complete series as there is something very satisfying about immersing yourself in a different world for 3 or books. It does really only apply to fantasy series though. I don’t often feel the need to reread contemporary books if there is a sequel
What about you? Do you reread before picking up a sequel or do you just dive straight in?