r/books – Terms Used to Describe the Number of Books in a Series
Everyone seems to know that a three-book series is referred to as a “trilogy,” but what about four? I’ve been thinking about this for a while and have compiled a list of all the terms that could be used to describe the number of books in a series.
What is the most read book series?
The Harry Potter series, written by British author J.K. Rowling, is by far the best-selling novel series of all time, having sold at least 500 million copies, 150 million more than the next-best-selling series.
What is a five book series called?
A pentalogy (from Greek – penta-, “five,” and – -logia, “discourse”) is a literary or narrative work that is divided into five parts explicitly.
What is the order of the YOU book series?
A novel sequence is a collection of novels that share common themes, characters, or settings, but each has its own title and standalone storyline, allowing them to be read in any order. Fictional series typically share a common setting, story arc, cast of characters, or timeline.
What is the most read book in 2020?
Best Sellers in Books in 2020
- #1. A Promised Land. Barack Obama.
- #2. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family… Mary L.
- #3. Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens.
- #4. My First Learn to Write Workbook: Practice for…
- #5. Midnight Sun.
- #6. Untamed.
- #7. If Animals Kissed Good Night.
What is a 2 book series called?
TL;DR: Use diptych for one novel published in two halves, dilogy or duology for two completely different but still ordered novels, and series when ordering isn’t important; cycle, saga, and legendarium are less commonly used words for related collections.
What is a 7 book series called?
A heptalogy (from Greek hepta-, “seven,” and -logia, “discourse”), also known as a septology, is a literary or narrative work composed of seven separate works.
What is a Quintology?
[penta- G. logos, treatise, word] pentalogy. (pen-tal’-j), A rarely used term for a combination of five elements, such as five concurrent symptoms.
What book is You based on?
Caroline Kepnes’ thriller novel You was published in September 2014 and has been translated into 19 languages. It was adapted into a television series of the same name, with sequels Hidden Bodies and You Love Me following in 2016 and 2021, respectively.
What book is You season 3 based on?
The first two seasons of ‘You’ were based on Kepnes’ novel Hidden Bodies, and the third season will be based on the third book, which Kepnes says will be released’soonish.’
Will there be a 4th book in the You series?
Joe (played by Penn Badgley in the Lifetime TV adaptation) moves to the Pacific Northwest with a plan to become a family man in his own unique way in the third and fourth books in the psychological thriller series You, from author Caroline Kepnes and publisher Random House.
What do you call a 15 book series?
Pentadecology is a 15-book series, while Hexadecology is a 16-book series.
What is a 9 book series called?
An ennealogy is a set of nine numbers.
What is the next book in a series called?
A’sequel’ is a second book; a ‘prequel’ is a third book; and a ‘quartet’ (as in, The Earthsea Quartet) is four books.