Literature trilogies

I’m thinking of making 2019 my year of reading trilogies after picking up the three massive volumes of Frank Moorhouse’s Edith trilogy second-hand. So I asked Twitter for some other trilogy recommendations and ended up with this impressive list.

I’ve linked here to either the series or the first book of the series on GoodReads. There are a couple of ring-ins on the list; some are non-fiction, and others have four books instead of three, so while they are not exactly trilogies, I slipped them in because they sounded great.

Margaret Atwood, Maddaddam trilogy

Pat Barker, Regeneration series

Octavia Butler, Lilith’s Brood

Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

Liu Cixin, Remembrance of Earth’s Past

Rachel Cusk, Outline

Roddy Doyle, Barrytown

Gerald Durrell, Corfu

Janet Frame, An Angel at My Table

Elena Ferrante, Neapolitan novels

John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

Kent Haruf, Plainsong

N.K. Jemisin, Broken Earth

Ann Leckie, Ancillary series

Agota Kristof, The Notebook Trilogy

Ursula Le Guin, Wizard of Earthsea

Olivia Manning, The Balkan trilogy

Hilary Mantel, Thomas Cromwell trilogy

Cormac McCarthy, The Border trilogy

China Mieville, New Crobuzon

Frank Moorhouse, The Edith trilogy

Mary O’Hara, Flicka series

Henry Handel Richardson, Fortunes of Richard Mahoney

Edward St Aubyn, Patrick Melrose novels

Jeff VanderMeer, Southern Reach trilogy

Marlene Jane Ward, Orphancorp

Eli Wiesel, Night trilogy

Ben H Winters, The Last Policeman

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