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100 Must-Read Books from Our Favorite Trilogies and Series

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Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

I had fully intended to do  list of 100 completed trilogies or series, but that was a task that proved a bit complicated. Some of the best book series out there are not and may never be “complete.” And can you imagine how far down you’d have to scroll for 300+ books? It’d be a bit unmanageable.

Instead, I went with titles from trilogies and completed series that added up to 100 individual books. That’s the equivalent of about 30 box sets or really sweet ebook bundles. And when you think of it that way, it’s like a super convenient gift guide. Who doesn’t appreciate one of those?

The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin 

The Passage

The Twelve 

City of Mirrors



The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman

The Magicians

The Magician King

The Magician’s Land 



All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness 

A Discovery of Witches

Shadow of Night 

The Book of Life 



Brilliance Trilogy by Marcus Sakey


A Better World

Written in Fire



Ibis Trilogy by Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies 

River of Smoke 

Flood of Fire 



The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart 

No Longer at Ease

Arrow of God 




The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman 






The EarthEnd Saga by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

A Vision of Fire

A Dream of Ice

The Sound of Seas



Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer






Destiny Trilogy by Beverly Jenkins

Destiny’s Surrender

Destiny’s Embrace

Destiny’s Captive




The Seeds of America Trilogy by Laurie Halse Anderson 






The Famished Road Trilogy by Ben Okri

The Famished Road

Songs of Enchantment

Infinite Riches




The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

It’s Not Summer Without You

We’ll Always Have Summer



Off the Grid Trilogy by Alyssa Cole 

Radio Silence

Signal Boost

Mixed Signals



The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 







Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi 

Shatter Me

Unravel Me

Ignite Me



Last Werewolf Trilogy by Glen Duncan 

The Last Werewolf

Tallula Rising

By Blood We Live




The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel 







The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing

Independent Study

Graduation Day




Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Hollow City

Library of Souls



Latin American Trilogy by Louise de Bernières

The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts

Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord

The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman




The Patternist Series by Octavia Butler

Wild Seed

Mind of My Mind

Clay’s Ark



Maddaddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood 

The Year of the Flood

Oryx & Crake





The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz 

Palace Walk

Palace of Desire

Sugar Street





The House of Earth by Pearl S. Buck 

The Good Earth


A House Divided




The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend

The Story of a New Name

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

The Story of the Lost Child




Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Cixin Liu

The Three Body Problem

The Dark Forest

Death’s End





The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini






Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu






Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy by Nora Roberts 

Jewels of the Sun

Tears of the Moon

Heart of the Sea




The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry

The Giver

Gathering Blue

The Messenger