Top 7 Adult SFF Trilogies to Finish in 2020

Top 7 Adult SFF Trilogies to Finish in 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

One of the sure signs of a bookworm is the unconquerable TBR and today I’m going to share some more books that are on mine. I recently talked about the middle grade books on my TBR and I had a lot of fun with it because sharing my TBR helps me stay accountable. So, I decided to extend that to others as well and in this post, I’ll be listing the adult SFF books on my TBR that I want to finish in 2020. I’ve divided the list into 3 parts – series that are concluding in 2020, series that I need to complete in 2020 and finished series that I haven’t started but want to read in 2020. If you want to get into this genre or you’re looking for more recommendations, I hope you will find this list helpful!

Current Adult SFF Trilogies on My 2020 TBR

2020 Adult SFF Trilogies on My TBR

The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Genre: Fantasy

Release date: 30th June, 2020 (US)

Why I’m excited for it: I read The City of Brass back when it came out but didn’t want to read The Kingdom of Copper because all the reader reactions scared me. However, the last book is coming out soon so I want to re-read the first and finish the series this year. The world-building and political maneuvering are top notch and I can’t wait for the ending to break my heart.

The Burning God by R. F. Kuang

Genre: Fantasy

Release date: 17th November, 2020 (US)

Why I’m excited for it: This is one of my favourite series of all time and I’m honestly counting down the days to the final book. I re-read The Poppy War last year before finishing up The Dragon Republic. I might just do another re-read in preparation of the third book because why not?

Unread Adult SFF Trilogies on My 2020 TBR

Unread Adult SFF series on My 2020 TBR

The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

Genre: Science fiction

Release date: 11th August, 2015 (English edition)

Why I’m excited for it: I started reading The Three-Body Problem on a whim and a friend’s positive review last year. I was completely blown away not only by the sweeping storyline but also how the author has woven physics concepts to create a complex plot. The series really appeals to the analytical side of my brain and I hope I can finish the other 2 books soon.

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Genre: Fantasy

Release date: 15th March, 2007

Why I’m excited for it: This is the second book in an old and beloved fantasy series, The First Law trilogy. After being granted access to the ARC of A Little Hatred, which comes after this series and three companion novellas plus a short story collection, I decided to give this a read. I liked the first one well enough and hope to finish off at least the first trilogy in this epic series in 2020.

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Genre: Science fiction

Release date: 31st January, 2017

Why I’m excited for it: The first book, Binti, was chosen as the November 2019 BOTM for Stars and Sorcery Book Club. After finishing the first book, I immediately bought the other 2 in the series because I liked it so much. This is a series of novellas, so they can be finished in one sitting, and I would prefer to complete it over a quiet weekend.

Backlist Adult SFF Trilogies on My 2020 TBR

Backlist SFF series on My TBR

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

Genre: Fantasy

Release date: 25th February, 2010

Why I’m excited for it: I am ashamed to call myself an SFF fan without having finished a single series by N. K. Jemisin yet. I really want to rectify that this year and I decided to go with this series. I believe authors only get better with time, so I will be picking up this series before The Broken Earth trilogy.

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

Genre: Science fiction

Release date: 14th June, 2016

Why I’m excited for it: I read Yoon Ha Lee’s middle grade book, Dragon Pearl, last year and loved it. This series seems a lot more complicated and math-heavy but if my experience of reading The Three-Body Problem is anything to go by, I’m going to be weak in the knees after reading this one too. I love military fantasy but haven’t read any sci-fi, so I’m really excited about trying this out!

Do you have any adult SFF on your 2020 TBR? What are you reading during these stressful times? Do you have any other recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments section down below. Hope you are having a magical week, readers from Earth!

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  1. I’m so excited to read both “The Empire of Gold” and “The Burning God”!!! The “Binti” trilogy is amazing! And, Yoon Ha Lee’s series now has 4 books! I’ll get to the rest of the books (also in my TBR pile), eventually!!!

    1. You’re always welcome to scream with me after you’ve read them. 😅 I had no idea there were 4 books, thank you so much for letting me know. 😊 I hope you love them all! ♥️

  2. Binti is amazing and you should finish it !!! Ofcourse we’ll be clamoring to read The Burning God as soon as it’s out 😜😜
    But would you wanna buddy read Ninefox Gambit with me? I really wanna read it but it might be easier for me if I have someone more sci-fi knowledgeable like you for company 😊😊

          1. We should do a couple of chapters a day. Or you can msg me every day at the end till where you finished, and I can catch up to the same point 😊😊😊

  3. I’m so excited for The Burning God! I have one book left in the Binti series, I really need to just sit down and knock that out. The First Law Series is on my list to check out as well.

    1. To be completely honest, I get hit by how much I’m anticipating The Burning God on a semi-regular basis randomly. What an absolute gem of a series I keep thinking about! I hope you get to read the others soon. I’ve heard good things. ♥️

  4. Nandini, every time I visit your blog my heart is filled with so much love for your design. I don’t tell you enough, but I love it.

    I literally have all of these series on my TBR, which honestly is ridiculous. I even own a few! WHY AM I LIKE THIS!?!?! Happy reading, love!

    1. Ah, thank you so much, Kal! That makes me so happy. 💖 Haha, glad to know I have company. 🙈 Maybe we can try buddy reading them at some point.

      I think you also wanted to read Kingdom of Copper? I think I’ll be getting to that in May or perhaps June, if you can make it. I’ll let you know! 😊

        1. I’ll send a DM on Twitter when I pick it up. I’m a huge mood reader so I’m horrible at following through with plans but I’ll try my best. ♥️ So excited to buddy read with you! 😍

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