I admit it, I have horrible book memory. I read A LOT. So a couple of books later, it's really hard for me to remember what happened. Even if I remember the basic plot, most of the time I can't even remember the names of the main characters. I wish I had a better memory, and maybe if I read less I would remember books better. The ones I really remember are the ones I read multiple times. Obviously that makes sense, but I really hate that I have such a sucky memory when it comes to reading. This makes it hard with so many series because when the new book comes out, most of the time I have to reread, which is very time consuming, or I just power through and hope enough comes back so that I can enjoy the book.
I really wish that author would include a remember when section in the beginning of each new book in a series, recapping what happened. Or do a better job of explaining things in the new book, reminding us of who people are, what the major plot points are, etc. They could easily weave it into the book, but it seems like hardly any authors do this. Do they really think we remember the details of books a year later? How realistic is that?
How is your book memory? Do you reread? Do you reread the last couple of chapters? Do you take notes? Use recaptains? (I do if the website has the book).
Posted by: Pam