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.

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!

briar u series in order

Elle Kennedy’s Briar U in order

We are getting back to college because we got a list with the Briar U series in order, the spin-off of one of the most popular series by Elle Kennedy. The fun thing about these novels is that you already know their protagonists because they happen to be side characters in the Off-Campus books.

For instance, the first volume in the Briar U books is starred by no other than Summer! will she find love? let’s find out.

Briar U series in order by Elle Kennedy

This spin-off series is composed of 4 volumes, each of the novels in this tetralogy focusing on a different romance. Here you have all the Briar u books in order:

Needless to say, you should read the original novels before reading this spin-off. Because of this, make sure that you check out this post with the Off Campus series in order, it is a pentalogy focusing on 4 couples (the 5th volume in the series being a summary of what happened with them 3 years after being graduated)

Now that we told you the order of the Briar u series don’t miss these novels

You are itching for more steamy romance novels, aren’t you? of course you are, we already knew that! and that’s why we already have selected 3 great series that you should add to your TBR list:

At this point, we have no doubt that you will devour the Briar U book series in no time, and what if you need to read more of Elle Kennedy’s fascinating writing? then you can start with the DreamMakers series.

Do you love dangerous love? then you should read the Shatter Me series, a story of a girl who has the most powerful power: whoever touches her will die, will any man be able to love her knowing that he won’t even be able to feel her skin?

What are these books about?

Elle Kennedy Briar U order
Elle Kennedy Briar U in order

The Briar U book series tells us about 4 different steamy romance stories starred by side characters of the original series by Elle Kennedy. In the first novel, for example, the main character is Summer, while in the second one is Brenna Jennsen (who will be introduced in the first volume).

The Chase, book 1 in the series, tells us about the romance between Summer and Colin. They could be no more different, because he is into video games, hockey, and tattoos… and the worst thing is, that he is the best buddy of her brother.

You might be wondering if you have to read the Off Campus books before reading these novels, or even if it’s mandatory to read the Briar U series in order. Truth is, since each of these novels center on a different couple, there is no need to read them in a specific order, because they can be read as standalone. Having said this, since these characters make an appearance in the original series, we believe your reading will be more satisfactory if you read the Off Campus books first.

Also, here’s the most popular quote from the first book in the series. A quick way for you to know about the funny tone of the Briar U books:

Briar u book series
Briar u book series

A list of the Briar U book series in order

Here you have a list with all the Briar U books in order of publication (which is how we recommend you read this series). We hope it’s useful to you:

Briar U series in order

Briar U – Elle Kennedy

Ingredients

  • Bloom books

Instructions

  • The Chase (Briar U book 1)
  • The Risk (Briar U book 2)
  • The Play (Briar U book 3)
  • The Dare (Briar U book 4)

Here:

Short:

Will there be more books in the series? while there is no news about this, we believe that there’s a chance that there might be at least one more volume in the Briar U series. As you might already know, the Off Campus’ book 5 was a follow-up of all the 4 relationships narrated along the series, maybe the same will happen with these novels and we’ll have a new volume that tells us how did it go to our beloved characters? would you like it to be so? leave a comment and tell us.

Have you read the Lord of the Underworlds books? you’ll definitely love them, a steamy paranormal romance that tell us about greek guardians that were punished for failing their duty. Each of the volumes will center on a different character, telling us how he finds love.

We hope this post was very useful for you! will you read the Briar U series in order of publication (as we suggested) or will you read it otherwise? tell us which of the main characters of these spin-off novels is your favorite! maybe Summer?