Category Archives: Reading order

Some book seriess are really long and it gets difficult to know which is the proper order to read them. Sometimes there are prequels, other times the publishing dates makes are not in chronological order…  all this makes us confused, wondering what is the best order to read certain saga. As a result, we may even give up trying to start reading new series. It’s time to stop that, if you want to know the proper reading order just check here!

This category is pretty simple and straight forward.  If you want to know the best order to read a certain saga just stay tuned.

Harry Hole books in order

Harry Hole series in order

We collected all the Harry Hole books in order by Jo Nesbo, this incredibly popular series by author Jo Nesbo tells us about a Norwegian detective who is as brilliant as willing to self-destruct. This international bestseller has been translated into several languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The good news is, that there are many crimes to solve by this flawed detective, so you’ll have plenty of entertainment. let’s see how you should read these novels.

Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole books in order

Here you have the Harry Hole series in order of publication (which is how we recommend you read these novels). You can get any of these books by author Jo Nesbo by clicking on their cover:

There’s quite a lot, don’t you think? and there’s more to come! there’s going to be another book in the series. We already know its title, Killing Moon, and its release date (May 2023).

Also, if you want to start reading the novels by Jo Nesbo then this book set might be a great starting point:

It’s worth mentioning that the books included in the box set shown above are not the first 8 volumes in the series. In fact, this is just a compilation of Jo Nesbo’s books, which means that not all of them belong to the Harry Hole series. Despite this, it happens to be quite a cheap set, so it might serve you as a base to start collecting the books by this author.

Now that you know the order of the Harry Hole books don’t miss these series

There are never enough crimes to solve, don’t you think? we do! that’s why here are some series that have a similar tone to the Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo:

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One of our suggestions is Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, people who enjoy the Harry Hole novels usually enjoy these books as well so make sure you give them a chance. It also happens to be quite long and is composed of more than 10 volumes.

We also believe you’ll fancy the popular novels by author Lee Child, so here’s a list with the Jack Reacher books in order.

What is this series about?

Harry Hole series in order
Harry Hole series in order

The Harry Hole series by Jo Nestbo tells us about a young brilliant detective from Norway. He is a tortured man who has an interesting backstory (you’ll have to read the books to know about it). In summary, he’s just a mess, however, he has a talent for solving crimes.

Funnily, the first two novels in the series don’t take place in Norway but in Australia and Thailand respectively. However, in both cases, the crime to solve is related to a murder of a Norwegian citizen.

While the general opinion is that the first 2 books are not the most compelling, and knowing that all these novels are self-conclusive, it might be tempting to skip those. However, we strongly advise you to read the Harry Hole books in order of publication, therefore, not skipping The Bat and Cockroaches, this way you’ll see how the main character’s personality develops along the series.

The characters in the story are usually relatable, however, there’s a high chance they will end up dead in the next chapter so don’t get too attached to any of them. Additionally, the plot in the Harry Hole novels is usually complex and well built, Jo Nesbo has an innate ability to create intricate thrilling stories with plenty of mysteries that will gradually unravel.

List of the Harry Hole books in order by Jo Nesbo

Here’s a list of the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo in order of publication, as said before, it is not concluded and so far it’s composed of 13 volumes. However, since each of these books is self-conclusive, you don’t have to wait for the next installment to start reading it.

Harry Hole books in order

Harry Hole – Jo Nesbo

Ingredients

  • Vintage Crime

Instructions

  • The Bat (Harry Hole book 1)
  • Cockroaches (Harry Hole book 2)
  • The Redbreast (Harry Hole book 3)
  • Nemesis (Harry Hole book 4)
  • The Devil’s Star (Harry Hole book 5)
  • Redeemer (Harry Hole book 6)
  • The Snowman (Harry Hole book 7)
  • The Leopard (Harry Hole book 8)
  • Phantom (Harry Hole book 9)
  • Police (Harry Hole book 10)
  • The Thirst (Harry Hole book 11)
  • Knife (Harry Hole book 12)
  • Killing Moon (Harry Hole book 13)

We already included book 13 in the list. Also, we are positive that there are even more novels to come. Why are we so sure? Because this series happens to be a huge bestseller! people want to know more about detective Harry Hole, so it’s more than likely that there will be new releases soon.

Also, are you in search of more books to read? then don’t miss this list of books like Jack Reacher. We are confident you’ll have a blast reading any of these suggestions.

Will you read the Harry Hole book series in order or will you skip to the one novel that captivates you the most? tell us how you are going to approach this popular serial killer series.

Devil's Night series in order

Devil’s Night series order

We have a list with the Devil’s Night series in order, the incredibly popular dark romance series written by author Penelope Douglas. The first couple you will meet is Erika and Michael, yes, you guessed it, each of the novels in the series focus on a different romance, however, all the characters are introduced in the previous books.

Do you hate cliffhangers? great! because there’s none in the series. Each of the novels are self-conclusive, so they can be read as a standalone (keep reading because there’s a big but here).

Devil’s Night book series in order by Penelope Douglas

Here you have a list with all the Devil’s Night books in order. You can get any of the novels in the series by clicking on their cover:

Dark covers, don’t you think? they look a little grim indeed. Also, they may look kind of misleading, because there are no paranormal events taking place in this series. Also, it might be worth mentioning that out of the 6 covers shown below two of 2 are not books but novellas (Conclave and Fire Night)

Now that you know the Devil’s Night series order don’t miss these novels

Are you craving for more romance stories like this? fear not, here are 3 great book suggestions:

If you love Penelope Douglas’ writing then your next read should be The Fall Away series, which is quite similar in structure to the Devil’s Night books. That is, each of the novels also focus on a different romance, however, their events are connected.

We also recommend you take a look at this post with the Briar U series in order, this is also a romance story (not dark, though) that centers on the characters of the same high school.

Also, do you like erotic novels? if so, don’t miss this post with books like The Crossfire series, you’ll love all the recommendations.

What is this story about?

devil's night series order
Devil’s Night series order

This story begins telling us about Erika (Rika), she sent 3 boys to prison a few years ago and she’s oblivious that they are waiting to take revenge. To make things worse, they happen to be the best friends of her ex boyfriend’s brother… disclaimer: this series has lots of sex scenes.

Three years ago, Erika “Rika”, did something bad and sent Michael’s three best friends to jail. Now they are out, and the four men want payback. Rika has left the safety of her relationship with Michael’s younger brother and their small town and transferred to a new college in the city where Michael lives. This puts her exactly where the four men want her, in their grasp.

Do you want to become a know-it-all of this series? if so, you shouldn’t miss the bonus content. Author Penelope Douglas provides a lot of interesting info such as a timeline, a family tree, deleted scenes, and even a map of Thunder Bay.

Also, while it’s true that these novels can be read as standalone, we recommend you read the Devil’s Night book series in chronological order, and that includes the 2 novellas. Each of these stories centers on a different romantic relationship, however, the events that take place in each have a heavy impact on the subsequent books, that’s why it is important that you read them the way we suggested you.

Fun coincidence (or maybe not as coincidental as we think) book 3 in the Devil’s Night series is 666 pages long. As you may know, that is the Number of the Beast, which in the Christian religion is widely considered the symbol of the Antichrist (the devil).

Also, here are some popular quotes from the first novel in the series, in case you are curious about the way it’s written:

devil's night series quotes
Devil’s Night series quotes

A list of the Devil’s Night series in order of publication

Here goes a list of the Devil’s Night series in order of publication:

As said before, there is a total of 4 Devil’s Night books and 2 novellas. The series is concluded, however, seeing how successful this series has been it is hard to imagine that there won’t be more books, maybe a spin-off series? who knows, so far author Penelope Douglas has not issued any news regarding this, but we’ll keep you posted. Would you like this series to have more books or are you satisfied by how the series already ends?

Also, did you notice that this series is self-published? yes! despite the fact that indie publishing makes it tougher to authors to get recognition and reach a wider audience this didn’t prevent author Penelope Douglas to become a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Congratulations to her!

Are you thrilled about authors who became successful despite not being backed by a big publishing company? the same happens with fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan, here you have a post with the Riyria Chronicles in order, his most popular series.

We hope you enjoy this dark romance! also, tell us if you are going to read Devil’s Night series in order of publication (as we suggested) or if you are going to read them your own way. Additionally, tell us which one is your favorite character!

riyria reading order

Michael J. Sullivan reading order – Riyria series

Want to know the Riyria reading order? don’t worry, if you want to know how to read Riyria by Michael J. Sullivan here you will find the answer. This is a high fantasy book series that started being written as an indie work, and now it’s published by Orbit publishing.

But not only you will find the order of all the Riyria books. If you like to collect paper books, or maybe if you are a bookstagrammer, you will find a super cool Riyria Revelations box set here, so keep reading! Should you start with the the riyria chronicles? or is there a better approach? let’s find out!

Riyria reading order: In what order should I read these books by Michael J. Sullivan?

According to the author of this epic fantasy novels, Michael J. Sullivan, the best way to read the Riyria books is in publication order. So, let’s listen to the author’s words, shall we? Based on this, you should start with the Ryria Revelations, which is composed of 3 volumes:

In case you like to collect books, then this Riyria Revelations box set should be part of your collection. It has 4.9 out of 5 stars with more than 50 reviews. It contains the complete trilogy:

After this, you should start with the prequel. Here you have The Riyria Chronicles series in order (which s not finnished yet, the next volume in the series will be Drumindor, whose release date is yet unknown):

And last, but not least (not at all actually) you should finish by reading the The Legends of the First Empire, which takes place thousands of years before the other 2 series previously mentioned.

Would you rather want to read Michael J. Sullivan’s books in chronological order? easy! then just start with The Legends of the First Empire.

Now that you know the Riyria reading order, don’t miss these books

As you can see, there’s a lots of books to read in this series by Michael J Sullivan. But we know you are an avid reader and you will devour all the books in the Riyria series in no time. So here’s more fantasy for you to enjoy:

Do you know about Warhammer? this is a popular fantasy rpg table game that is played with plastic and metal miniatures. The lore of this game is incredibly thrilling and is full of great characters, here’s the Gotrek and Felix reading order, which happens to be one of the most popular stories set in this fictional universe. We are confident that fans of the Riyria Chronicles will enjoy these novels as well.

Let’s know more about this amazing series by Michael J. Sullivan

Currently, there are three series that take place in Elan, the fictional world where Riyria is set. These series are:

Riyria Revelations: this is the original series, the ones that started this epic fantasy series. This series is composed of the following books Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire and Heir of Novron.

Riyria Chronicles: a prequel to Riyria Revelations, occurring ten years in the past. Composed of The Crown Tower, The Rose and the Thorn, The Death of Dulgath and The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter.

Legends of the First Empire: a series also set in the world of Elan but taking place 3.000 years before the events of the original series. Composed of Age of Myth, Age of Swords, Age of War, Age of Legend, Age of Death and Age of Empyre.

Notice that Legends of the First Empire takes place a long time ago, as a result, not only all the characters are different, but also the cultures and technology.

A list with the Riyria reading order – Michael J. Sullivan books

The following list shows all the Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan in publication order. As said before, this is how we recommend you read this series.

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Riyria reading order

Riyria – Michael J. Sullivan

Ingredients

  • Orbit

Instructions

  • Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations book 1)
  • Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations book 2)
  • Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations book 3)
  • The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles book 1)
  • The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles book 2)
  • The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles book 3)
  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (The Riyria Chronicles book 4)
  • Age of Myth (The First Empire book 1)
  • Age of Swords (The First Empire book 2)
  • Age of War (The First Empire book 3)
  • Age of Legend  (The First Empire book 4)
  • Age of Death  (The First Empire book 5)
  • Age of Empyre (The First Empire book 6)

Will there be more novels in this series? yes, we already know that there is going to be a fourth book in the Riyria Chronicles (Drumindor). We will add it to the list as soon as it’s released.

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What is the best reading order for the Riyria series? chronological vs publication order

Michael J sullivan reading order Riyria
Michael J sullivan reading order Riyria

Some readers suggest reading the Riyria series in chronological order. While we believe that the most sattisfactional way to read this series is following the author’s advice and therefore reading the Riyria books in publication order we understand that some readers find joy in following the chronology of a story.

For those who want to give a try to this approach, you just have to read these three series oppositedly to their publication order, that is: first Legends of the First Empire, then Chronicles and lastly Revelations.

  1. Legends of the First Empire.
  2. The Riyria Chronicles.
  3. The Riyria Revelations.

In case you want to read Michael J. Sullivan’s books in chronological order then you should start with Age of Myth.

Do you happen to enjoy grim dark stories? if so, you shouldn’t miss the First Law series.

We are deeply curious, which reading order of the Riyria books are you going to follow? will you read them in publication order or chronologically? leave a comment and tell us how are you going to start reading this popular high fantasy series.

Miss Julia books in order

Miss Julia series in order

We finally have all the Miss Julia books in order, the incredibly popular bestselling series by American author Ann B. Ross. Are you ready to solve some cozy mysteries? because there are plenty of cases to solve!

We collected the complete Miss Julia series, and we will tell you what is the best order to read these novels. And that’s far from all the useful info that you will find in this post because we also have some great book suggestions for you as well.

Miss Julia books in order by Ann B. Ross

We recommend you read the Miss Julia series in order of publication, there is a total of 22 volumes, and it’s concluded. Here you have all the books, if you want to get any of them you just have to click on their cover:

The first novel in the series is way over 1k reviews on Amazon! how crazy is that, it also has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars which means that everybody loves these books by Ann B. Ross. You’ll see that you’ll soon be also a fan of this fast-paced story.

Also, don’t be overwhelmed by the number of books in the series, because they happen to be quite short. The first volume of the series is less than 300 pages long, which means you will read it in a few takes!

Now that have all the Miss Julia books in order don’t miss these series

Are you an avid reader and you are in need of more similar stories to the Miss Julia series? here you have 3 great recommendations that we are confident you will enjoy:

Once you have finished checking out the order of the Miss Julia books you can also take a look at the Lady Hardcastle series, a story about a widowed old woman who moves to the country so she can find a more relaxing environment and ends up solving mysteries.

Our second recommendation, the An Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, is written by bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Does that name ring a bell to you? it might be because one of her series serves as inspiration for the True Blood tv series, here’s a list of the Sookie Stackhouse novels in order in case you want to read them.

What is this series about?

Miss Julia series in order
Miss Julia series order

The Miss Julia series tells us about a widowed woman of the same name, her life will change drastically the day that Hazel Marie Pucked shows up at her door with a 9-year-old kid, a child that comes with a harsh revelation: the boy is the bastard son of her, Miss Julia’s, late husband.

As happens with lots of these mystery series, each of the novels is self-conclusive. Therefore, it is not mandatory to read the Miss Julia series in order. However, we do recommend that you start with Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, because in this you’ll get an introduction to the characters and the setting. If you decide to read them at your own will then we advise you not to read the back covers of these books, because they may spoil the ending of the previous one in the series. Be careful so as to not ruin the fun!

In case you were wondering, Miss Julia is not based on any person Ann B. Ross knows, but the character is rather a combination of mannerisms of people she has known throughout her life.

This story takes place in the south of the United States, during the 1950s. One of the most appealing aspects of this series is the quirky humor of the main character, the rest of the cast is well built as are the dialogues, which are rich and entertaining.

List of Miss Julia books in order

What a greater way of ending this post than by providing you a list of the Miss Julia series in order of publication? here’s a list of all the books in this series by Ann B. Ross:

Miss Julia books in order

Miss Julia – Ann B. Ross

Ingredients

  • William Morrow

Instructions

  • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind  (Miss Julia book 1)
  • Miss Julia Takes Over  (Miss Julia book 2)
  • Miss Julia Throws a Wedding  (Miss Julia book 3)
  • Miss Julia Hits the Road  (Miss Julia book 4)
  • Miss Julia Meets Her Match  (Miss Julia book 5)
  • Miss Julia’s School of Beauty  (Miss Julia book 6)
  • Miss Julia Stands Her Ground  (Miss Julia book 7)
  • Miss Julia Strikes Back  (Miss Julia book 8)
  • Miss Julia Paints the Town  (Miss Julia book 9)
  • Miss Julia Delivers the Goods  (Miss Julia book 10)
  • Miss Julia Renews Her Vows  (Miss Julia book 11)
  • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle  (Miss Julia book 12)
  • Miss Julia to the Rescue  (Miss Julia book 13)
  • Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble  (Miss Julia book 14)
  • Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover  (Miss Julia book 15)
  • Miss Julia Lays Down the Law  (Miss Julia book 16)
  • Miss Julia Inherits a Mess  (Miss Julia book 17)
  • Miss Julia Weathers the Storm  (Miss Julia book 18)
  • Miss Julia Raises the Roof  (Miss Julia book 19)
  • Miss Julia Takes the Wheel  (Miss Julia book 20)
  • Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two  (Miss Julia book 21)
  • Miss Julia Happily Ever After  (Miss Julia book 22)

As said before, the Miss Julia series is concluded. In case you are curious, the first novel in the series was published in 2001, while the last one was released 20 years later. More than 20 decades dedicated to this series! while it’s more than impressive, this series is far from being the most extensive, just take a look at this post with the longest kids book series, some of them have been running for several decades.

Do you fancy detective stories starred by a smart and resolute woman? if that’s the case, don’t miss the DI Kim Stone series, you will love it!

We hope this reading guide was useful to you, we are deeply curious, will you read the Miss Julia books in order of not? remember that we recommend that you at least start with Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind so you can get to know the characters of this story!

wahammer 40k books in order

Warhammer 40k reading order

The lore created by GW is incredibly complex and fascinating, we got a list with the Warhammer 40k books in order so you can delve into this enthralling universe. There are many volumes and books that cover the different armies and yes, the  Big Four Chapters get most of the love, but we’ll try to cover as many armies, races, and events as possible.

In what order you should read the Warhammer 40k novels? oh, boy, that’s a complicated question. And we got the answer, but, what did it cost? everything… from lots of heresy to bribing a bunch of gretchins, and even having to listen to a Shas’el lecturing us about the Tau’va for several hours… 

List with the Warhammer 40k books in order

First of all you should know that these are subseries that are self contained, that is, each of them focus on a different event. Because of this, you can actually skip any of the series we suggested and focus on the ones that center on the factions or characters you are most interested about.

Here’s the Warhammer 40k reading order, make note that you don’t actually have to follow this guide since, as said before, the stories in each of these subseries are not connected at all and focus on different events.

The Eisenhorn series is generally considered as the best introduction to the Warhammer 40k novels since it’s quite easy to get into it. With this sort of detective story you’ll get into the Imperium. Here’s how to start with the Warhammer 40k novels:

There’s way more WH 40k books, plenty more in fact,so many that It would be quite impractical to collect them all. That’s why we decided to make a more exclusive selection of the series that we believe you should not miss.

Now that we told you the order of the Warhammer 40k books don’t miss these series

There are many scifi novels that you should not miss, the following novels are a must if you enjoy the military genre:

Quick note, we are not including the Horus Heresy book series in this list because not only do we have an entire post dedicated to it but they also happen to take place before WH 40k. More specifically, they are set in the 30k. So, yes, they are a sort of prequel, and, while they are no mandatory to either understand or  start reading the Warhammer 40k novels they happen to be one of the major events so you should give them a try as well.

Our first recommendation is an acclaimed work, you’ll really enjoy this story if you love military fiction set in a Star Wars alike universe, here’s a list of  the Galaxy’s Edge books in order.

Would you rather read a story that mixes humor with scifi? then here a list with Dennis E Taylor’s Bobiverse books in order, so much fun!

Warhammer 40k books in chronological order: this is why you can’t read them that way

warhammer 40k reading order
Warhammer 40k reading order

It would be amazing, and way easier, to tell you that there’s a list in which you could find all the Warhammer 40 k books in chronological order. But, sadly, that’s not how it works (party because most of the 40k stories are not set on a specific date). 

Let’s put it this way, there’s actually no main plot in this series, instead, there’s a lot of stories that revolve around a certain event or an important character (an emperor, a primarch, a Warlord,etc). Therefore, while all the WH 40k novels share the setting, they are not actually connected (except the ones that belong to the same subseries, of course).

While it may be frustrating for some, we believe it’s better to forget about any attempt to follow the chronology of events narrated in these stories and just try to have fun. Speaking of having joy, here’s our list with the best warhammer fantasy books to start with.

What are these novels about?

warhammer 40k book order
Warhammer 40k book order

Warhammer 40k is a popular military table top wargame created by Games Workshop played with miniature figures. There are different factions and armies.

The setting of this game is a hostile universe in which there’s no hope, only war and heresy. It is full of different races and creatures who are more than willing to kill and extinguish each other. One of the most captivating aspects of this wargame is its well developed lore. Behind each of the armies that are part of this game there’s a rulebook that stipulates every single detail of them (how much they move, their weapons, and a long and extensive etc).

Aside from that, there are certain miniatures that happen to be the leaders of these armies (primarchs, warlords or so on). The background of these prominent characters is incredibly well built, and so is the universe in which all these fictional battles take place, that’s why fans are more than willing to read any Warhammer novel based on their favorite factions.

There’s no denial that the Space Marines faction is the most popular, the ultramarines usually being the most prominent Chapter. However, there’s room for other armies to have their place in this military scifi literature.

There you have it, now that you have a list with the Warhammer 40k books in order you can start reading this amazing scifi military series. What’s your favorite faction? leave a comment and tell us!

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