Reader question: Is there a limit to book series?
This is something I struggle with answering. Sometimes things just need to come to an end and make way for something new.
I see book series that are upwards of 10 books with more planned. Part of me thinks, “Yay!!! More books to read about my favorite characters.” But another part of me thinks… “Maybe it’s time for a break.”
I may not be like most readers, but I have found once I have devoured past 6-7 books in a series, I am in desperate need of a break. That feeling flows naturally to my writing too. Once I have hit 6ish books I am ready to tackle something new. It’s the reason the Immortalis series has not moved past book 6. I have other ideas, but I am really focusing on the Chronicles and my side project, Pretty Little Werewolf, too. Incidentally, the Chronicles are planned to end at 6 books too. Just feels like a natural breaking point for me.
But, I want to know what you think. Is there a natural limit to book series? If so, what book number do you feel is enough?