#T5W: Second Book Is Best (Rarely?)


Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week we’re talking about series where the second book is the best installment. And… I’m gonna have to shake things up a little, because this statement just isn’t true of me. Apparently. I could only come up with three answers for this. That’s it. The rest of my answers would’ve been lying or bending the rules to make it work.

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Why You Absolutely Should Read Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler


I’ve recently finished Lilith’s Brood (still known in some circles as The Xenogenesis Trilogy) by Octavia Butler. It’s become an instant new favorite, and I really want everyone to read it. I thought of doing a full series review, but I realized that, due to my love of it, it would just be me gushing. I’d be hard-pressed to be critical, since there’s so little that is wrong with it in my mind. So instead I’m going to indulge myself and talk about all the reasons it’s great and should be read by everyone.

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Series I Need To Finish


My relationship with book series is interesting, to say the least. A series has to be something I consider special to keep me reading book after book set in the same world about the same general storyline. Even then, because I’m a mood reader, keeping up with series and returning to them in a timely fashion can be a challenge for me. With that in mind, I’m trying to improve and finish some things. So let’s talk about all the series I’m in the middle of.

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