It’s been a year or two since you read the debut book that got you hooked on the story. Now the sequel’s out and you’re excited.
You dive into book 2 and think, “What’s even HAPPENING right now?!”
Let’s Discuss: When You Forget What Happens in the First Book
(^^^ These words have lost all meaning.)
What do you do when this happens? I think there are two main options: 1. Re-read book one or 2. Power through hoping you’ll get it eventually.
- How do you deal with completely forgetting the first book of a series?
- Has this happened to you with a particular book/series or in general?
- What books have you taken the time to actually re-read?
For me, it can be bad. I forget relationships, names, how the book ended and even main plot points for the first book.
You’d THINK that would push me toward re-reading the first book, but when I think about re-reading anything other than Harry Potter my gut reaction is “ain’t nobody got time for that.”
Which means I power through, resulting in 10-80 pages of me saying things like: “Wait, who’s that?” “Where are they even going?” “Who is this character and just…why?”
This usually only happens to me with specific fantasy books and then with books its taken more than a year for the sequel to come out. Our brains can only hold in so much info right?
Book nerd problems, amirite ya’ll??