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Can anyone recommend a series or trilogy that is hard to put down?

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CakeBeTheFoodOfLove Sat 13-Jan-18 09:20:02

I've read a few like the Ken Follett trilogies, Harry Potter, twilight, LOTR and Outlander but I really want an amazing series to get stuck into. The kind where you can't wait to pick up the next book. I'm not really into detective/thrillers but other than that I'm easy!

(I started the Demon cycle series but my interest is waning on the 2nd book.....)

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dementedma Sat 13-Jan-18 09:25:30

CJ Sansom's Shardlake books are brilliant. If you liked Ken Follets ones you might like these.
Also Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.
Game of Thrones?

AnnaMagdalenaGluck Sat 13-Jan-18 09:31:56


extinctspecies Sat 13-Jan-18 09:32:49

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels.

dirtywindows Sat 13-Jan-18 11:46:46

I second the Neopolitan series

StopCallingMeShirley Sat 13-Jan-18 11:53:26

Robin Hobb. Start with the Assassin's Apprentice.

HotelEuphoria Sat 13-Jan-18 11:58:44

I loved the Hunger Games books, the films not so much, but the books were gripping.

Also loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.

StorminaBcup Sat 13-Jan-18 12:00:39

Was also going to suggest The Girl with the dragon tattoo series. I’m not an avid reader but I found these really held my attention.

LittleKiwi Sat 13-Jan-18 12:00:44

Following with interest!

FartsMeanHearts Sat 13-Jan-18 12:01:37

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

KTD27 Sat 13-Jan-18 12:15:34

Robin hobb!!! Amazing amazing. Assassin series is fabulous.

LockedOutOfMN Sat 13-Jan-18 12:22:48

A friend loaned me a Ken Follett book and I read it on a flight at Christmas. It was fantastic. I was even more excited to discover it's part of a trilogy. The first book is called Fall Of Giants (about WW1) and the second is Winter Of The World (about WW2), I'm thinking of ordering it as a present to myself when the January paycheck comes through. I don't know what the third book is called and I can't remember the title of the trilogy (sorry!) But I strongly recommend Fall Of Giants. Author is Ken Follett.

Happy reading, whatever you choose, OP.

ViSovari Sat 13-Jan-18 12:22:57

I second the robin Hobbs trilogies, all three trilogies about fitz, the live ship traders trilogy and the rainwild chronicles. They’re all amazing and I cried my eyes out after the last book in the series.

If you like darker fantasy stuff then the night angel trilogy is good! I’d basically recommend anything by Brandon Sanderson and Brent weeks. Also mark Lawrence as well, he has some great trilogies.

Just read a trilogy by an author called N K Jemisin - the broken earth trilogy, which was fantastic!

For longer series or trilogies not yet complete I’d recommend:
Pathrick rothfuss - the king killer chronicle
The stormlight archive
The light bringer series
The gentlemen bastards sequence

Oh and books by Trudi Canavan, she has quite a few trilogies and companion trilogies too that I enjoyed.

Finally- his dark materials by Phillip Pullman. Favourite series ever!

LockedOutOfMN Sat 13-Jan-18 12:24:25

Sorry, OP, I didn't see that you'd already read Ken Follett.

I agree with the previous posters who've recommended Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Not my usual thing but I was absolutely gripped.

I also like the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child and Inspector Rebus books by Ian Rankin.

JaimesGoldenHand Sat 13-Jan-18 12:26:53

Robert Harris' Imperium trilogy if you're interested in Ancient Rome.

Pretty much any Bernard Cornwell but I especially enjoyed his Arthur trilogy and his Uhtred/Alfred series (ongoing).

CramptonHodnet Sat 13-Jan-18 12:28:52

Seconding the Shardlake series by C J Sansom. Really enjoyed those.

I also liked the Cazalet series by Elizabeth Jane Howard.

Ylvamoon Sat 13-Jan-18 12:35:22

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
It's all about Supernatural beings, like vampires and witches and forbidden love...

AllStar14 Sat 13-Jan-18 12:43:23

The millennium trilogy

PuppyMonkey Sat 13-Jan-18 12:44:49

I'm really enjoy the GoT books, finding them hard to put down.

glenthebattleostrich Sat 13-Jan-18 12:45:12

Kelley Armstrong has written some good supernatural series

holyshitdude Sat 13-Jan-18 12:46:00

Stephen leathers jack nightingale series, it supernatural, not my usual type of books but gave it a go and found I couldn't put it down.

CakeBeTheFoodOfLove Sat 13-Jan-18 13:03:32

These are absolutely brilliant suggestions, thank you so much everyone!

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SlowlyShrinking Sat 13-Jan-18 13:10:55

The Dark Eden trilogy by Chris Beckett

VioletCharlotte Sat 13-Jan-18 13:18:04

If you like crime books, give the L.J Ross series a try. There's 7 books in the series, I've enjoyed every one.

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 13-Jan-18 13:49:10

the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. it's brilliant in parts, a bit rubbish sometimes and gets a bit out of hand around book 5 but overall I loved it. contemplating a third read...

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