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.

maximum ride books in order

Maximum Ride series in order

Get ready for a supernatural story! Here you will find the Maximum Ride books in order, a young adult series by James Patterson (alone, no coauthors this time). Have you ever thought about having wings and being able to fly? well, the main characters in this story can! so you can fly the skies together with them.

We’ve got lots to tell you. Did you know there’s a movie adaptation of the first volume in the series? yes, there is, and we’ll take about this too so keep reading.

Maximum Ride books in order by James Patterson

You must read the Maximum series in order of publication, which equals to the chronological order. The reason for this is that there are some time skips in these novels (the main character, Max, is 15 in the first volume and ends up being 20 in the last book of the series), so you have to follow our recommendation to keep up with the events in the plot.

Here you have all the books in the Maximum series, you can get any of them by clicking on their covers:

Do you like manga? then we have great news for you, because the Maximum Ride series has a manga adaptation and there’s a set that collects the 9 volumes. You’ll find it below, together with a book set that contains the first four volumes in the series (not mangas this time but the original books):

Now that you know the order of the Maximum Ride books, don’t miss these recommendations

We’ve got 3 great recommendations for you, readers who have enjoyed the Maximum Ride series have also enjoyed the following books:

Also, James Patterson is one of the most prolific authors in the world. And he’s written lots of series addressed to a young adult audience. There’s the Witch and Wizard series for example, which mixes a dystopian setting with magic.

If you are more into superheroes, then you can take a look at the Daniel X books, which tells the story of a teenage boy who is in charge of defending planet Earth from alien creatures.

What is this story about?

maximum ride series in order

This is the story of Maximum ride, known as Max, a 14-year-old girl who is able to fly. She, together with some of her friends who happen to have the same flying ability, will fly the skies and have a great time.

But joy never lasts forever. One of her friends, Angel, will be kidnapped, and they will have to get him back. What seemed to be a desperate mission will turn out to be even more complicated, because the kidnappers will send some wolf-humanoid creatures to capture them, no matter if dead or alive.

A bit about the movie

As we anticipated, there was a movie adaptation of the first volume in the series. The film was released in 2016, directed by Jay Martin, and was starred by Allie Marie Evans(who you may know for her role as Natalie on HBO’s Euphoria).

Maximum Ride poster

The film did not perform well at theatres, therefore, no sequels were filmed. But we’ll dedicate an entire post to this movie, because we love to talk about film adaptations. For instance, recently we talked about why the Dark Tower 2 movie was not going to be filmed, any guesses?

A list with the Maximum Ride books series in order

This is a list with the Maximum Ride series in order, as said before, it is important that you read the books this way, otherwise, you’ll get completely lost:

Maximum Ride books in order

Maximum Ride – James Patterson


  •  Jimmy Patterson


  • The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride book 1)
  • School’s Out Forever (Maximum Ride book 2)
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride book 3)
  • The Final Warning (Maximum Ride book 4)
  • MAX (Maximum Ride book 5)
  • Fang (Maximum Ride book 6)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride book 7)
  • Nevermore (Maximum Ride book 8)
  • Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride book 9)

Are you one of those that don’t enjoy waiting for the next installment in the series? then we have great news for you. This series is finished, so you can enjoy them from beginning to end with no need to wait for the author to publish the next book. We know how it feels to wait for the next book in the series, that’s why we believe you’ll be grateful to know this before starting it.

The Maximum Ride books are around 450 pages long each, they are published by Jimmy Patterson publishing, which is a company own by the very same James Patterson. Most of his young adult series are published by this company

Before we end, leave a comment telling us how you discovered this series. Maybe you watched the film and want to know how the story continues?

James Patterson women's murders club in order

Women’s Murder Club series in order

We have collected all the Women’s Murder Club books in order, a story written by bestselling author James Patterson together with Maxine Paetro in which we will meet four friends that will solve crimes on their own. Isn’t it cool when friends have a hobby together?

This is quite a creative detective story, a group of women creating a club to solve murders, each of them being an expert in a particular area (one is a medical examiner, while another of the members is an attorney, etc), together they will be unstoppable.

James Patterson Women’s Murder Club books in order

You are very lucky if you end up being hooked to this series, because it’s very long, and it’s not even concluded. However, the novels that compose this series are self conclusive. We recommend you read the Women’s murder club books in chronological order, and here you have all the novels put together following that recommendation:

There’s also the bookshots, which are quick-paced novels that are 150 pages long, there are two volumes featuring the characters of this series. Notice that these novels, being that short, are way less developed than the original series. As a result, these may be a great choice if you want to read something and finish it in a few hours:

Now that you have all the Women’s Murder Club books in order don’t miss these series

Are you looking for some Murder Thrillers to read? we thought it might be a good idea to recommend you some series, so here you have 3 novels that are similar to The Women’s Murder Club series:

You might have read our first recommendation already, it is the first novel by John Grisham and also the first volume of the Jake Brigance series. A must-read if you enjoy law thrillers.

Maybe you are an expert in the genre? if so, leave a comment telling us about novels that fans of this series will enjoy.

What is this series about?

The Womens Murder Club book series in order
The Womens Murder Club book series in order

This story is set in the city of San Francisco, and centers on four women who will combine their abilities and expertise to solve crimes. One of them is a homicide inspector, another one a medical examiner, an assistant district attorney, and a reporter.

Each of the novels in the series is self-conflussive. However, we strongly recommend you read James Patterson Women’s Murders club in order of publication, this is because you’ll see how the main characters in the series evolve along the story.

They will all cooperate to solve the crimes and to track down the murderers. A fun and captivating story with an interesting take that you will really enjoy.

A list with the Women’s Murder Club books in order

The following list collects all the books in this series written by James Patterson together with Maxine Paetro, both novels, and bookshots.

Here you will find the Women’s Murder Club series in order, however, these novels are pretty easy to follow because they have a number in their title that tells us in which order that particular volume was published.

Women’s Murder Club books in order

Women's Murder Club – Jammes Patterson & Maxine Paetro


  • Grand Central Publishing


  • 1st to Die (Women’s Murder Club book 1)
  • 2nd Chance (Women’s Murder Club book 2)
  • 3rd Degree (Women’s Murder Club book 3)
  • 4th of July (Women’s Murder Club book 4)
  • The 5th Horseman (Women’s Murder Club book 5)
  • The 6th Target (Women’s Murder Club book 6)
  • 7th Heaven (Women’s Murder Club book 7)
  • 8th Confession (Women’s Murder Club book 8)
  • The 9th Judgment (Women’s Murder Club book 9)
  • 10th Anniversary (Women’s Murder Club book 10)
  • 11th Hour (Women’s Murder Club book 11)
  • 12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club book 12)
  • Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club book 13)
  • 14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club book 14)
  • 15th Affair (Women’s Murder Club book 15)
  • 16th Seduction (Women’s Murder Club book 16)
  • 17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club book 17)
  • The 18th Abduction (Women’s Murder Club book 18)
  • The 19th Christmas (Women’s Murder Club book 19)
  • The 20th Victim (Women’s Murder Club book 20)
  • 21st Birthday (Women’s Murder Club book 21)
  • The Trial (Book Shot 1)
  • The Medical Examiner (Book Shot 2)

The next volume in the series, 21st Birthday will be released in 2022, however, you can already preorder it.

On the other hand, James Patterson has written tons of novels. Therefore, if you enjoy his writing, you definitely should check out his work. He has written so many books that we dedicated an entire post to gather all his novels, here you have this list with all James Patterson’s standalone books in chronological order.

Hope you enjoy this series, have you read any of the Women’s Murder Club books yet? if so, tell us which of the 4 main characters is your favorite and who you resemble the most. Maybe you are like Lindsay Boxer? or you are more like Cindy Thomas?

jake brigance series in order

Jake Brigance books in order

It’s time to go to court, oh, but don’t worry, you are not suspected of a crime (not that we know at least), what we meant to say is that we have the Jake Brigance series in order, the popular trilogy written by American author John Grisham.

Did you know that this trilogy of novels by John Grisham had a movie adaptation in which Matthew McConaughey played the main role?

Jake Brigance series in order by John Grisham

This series is composed of three books, but don’t worry, they are quite long (the first and the second volumes are around 700 pages each, while the third is shorter). Here you have the Jake Brigance books in order of publication, which is how we recommend you to read these legal and political thrillers:

The second volume has almost 30 thousand reviews! while the third book in the series has 60k reviews, and they have both a 4.6 out 5 stars rating, so yes, people love these novels for sure!

Also, it may be interesting for you to know that the first volume in the series, A Time to Kill, was John Grisham’s debut novel (it was published in 1989).

Now that you know the order for the Kake Brigance series don’t miss these novels

We have three books that are similar to the Jake Brigance novels. Also, you can read the other novels written by John Grisham, they are excellent.

Do you have children? as you know, they like to imitate their parents, so if they see you reading a novel they might want to copy you by getting a book and sitting next to you reading a book as well. This is great, because it means that your kids will be reading, which is always a good thing, however, what if they want to read something by the same author that you are reading? in this case, a novel by John Grisham.

You might think your kids are not old enough to understand the novels by this author, but that is not true, because this famous novelist has also written a law thriller for children! take a look at this post in which you will find the Theodore Boone series order, which talks about a kid who wants to become a lawyer.

What is this trilogy about?

jake brigance books in order

This series narrates the story of a young lawyer known as Jake Brigance who happens to get rather complicated and controversial court cases.

In A Time to Kill, a man, Carl Lee Hailey, shoots the two men who have raped his d 10-year-old daughter, the people from his city call for his acquittal. But some extremists see the story differently, for them, a black man who has killed two white men must be found guilty at trial, and if that’s not the case they`ll be more than willing to taking the law into their own hands…

Jake Brigance will not only have to defend Carl Hailey, but he’ll also have to make sure he doesn’t get killed for defending Carl Hailey at trial.

In a way, the plot of the first volume in the series reminds us to Harper Lee’s popular novel: to Kill a Mockingbird. The story is totally different of course, in fact, John Grisham stated that these books were inspired by his own experiences when he was a young lawyer.

A list with the Jake Brigance series order

You will find a list with all the Jake Brigance books in order, so you can make sure you are reading this trilogy properly.

Jake Brigance series in order

Jake Brigance – John Grisham


  • Arrow Books


  • A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance book 1)
  • Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance book 2)
  • A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance book 3)

There is quite an anecdote with this series. The first novel in the Jake Brigance series (which as we said before was John Grisham’s first book) was rejected by 28 publishers, and it was finally published by Wynwood Press (which is a small publishing company). However, the second book in the series (and the second novel Grisham published) was on the NY Times Bes seller list for 47 weeks! and after this, all the subsequent novels by John Grisham were an absolute success, crazy, don’t you think?

Do you like detective stories? then don’t miss the NYPD Red series, a story about two detectives who get in trouble quite easily.

Before you leave answer this question, did you watch the movie adaptation of this series? do you think they do justice to the Jake Brigance books? comment and give us your opinion!

theodore boone series order

John Grisham’s Theodore Boone books in order

Our children usually want to read the same as their parents, in this post you will find the Theodore Boone series in order, so your kids will also be able to enjoy John Grisham’s legal thrillers as much as you do. This is the story of a teenage boy who knows a lot about laws thanks to his fondness for reading law books.

These books, being addressed to a younger audience, are lighter and easier to read than what you’ll be used to in Grisham’s writing. John Grisham’s Theodore Boone books are a great opportunity for you to introduce your kids to legal thrillers, so they can discover the superb novels written by this American author.

Theodore Boone series in order by John Grisham

In each of these volumes, young Theo Boone will have to solve a different legal mystery. This means that these novels can be read as a standalone and therefore it’s not mandatory that you read the Theodore Boone books in order. That being said, we believe you will enjoy them way more if you read them in publication order. You’ll find all the books in the series following this recommendation.

In addition, there is the following book box set that collects the first six volumes in the series. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, having more than 1,000 reviews already, a great choice if you have young avid readers at your home.

Now that you have the Theodore Boone series in order take a look at these recommendations

To be honest, there are not many books about children who want to become a trial lawyer for some reason. However, we collected 3 books that have a similar tone to the Theodore Boone books, hope they captivate you:

One of our book suggestions, the Ali Cross series, tells the story of a girl who wants to become as great as a detective as her father is. Who’s her father you ask? you probably have heard of the Alex Cross books, one of the most popular series written by prolific author James Patterson.

In a similar way, leave a comment with your suggestions if you know any series that you believe would be a great read for those who have enjoyed John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series.

A summary of the series

john grisham theodore boone books in order

The Theodore Boone books tell the story of a teenager who wants to become a trial lawyer. Not only he knows a lot about the law, but he also knows every judge and policeman in the town of Strattenburg (a fictional place that is located in Pennsylvania, USA).

Theo’s desire to become a lawyer will be fulfilled before he ever dreamed of it. There is a murderer that is about to go free, but Theo knows he is guilty of all his charges and he is more than willing to do some justice to the world.

As said before, each of the volumes in this series narrates a different law case in which Theo will get involved.

A list with the Theodore Boone series in order by John Grisham

This series is composed of 7 books. So far there is no news that John Grisham will release a new volume. This is a list with all the Theodore Boone books in order, we will update it as soon as there are new releases:

Theodore Boone series order

Theodore Boone – John Grisham


  • Puffin Books


  • Kid Lawyer  (Theodore Boone book 1)
  • The Abduction  (Theodore Boone book 2)
  • The Accused  (Theodore Boone book 3)
  • The Activist  (Theodore Boone book 4)
  • The Fugitive  (Theodore Boone book 5)
  • The Scandal  (Theodore Boone book 6)
  • The Accomplice  (Theodore Boone book 7)

According to the publisher, Puffin Books publishing, the books are addressed to children between 8 to 12 years old. However, we believe that an 8-year-old might be far from being the perfect audience for this series. So we recommend these books to be read to +10-year-olds.

The Theodore Boone books are actually quite short, being less than 300 pages long each. A quick read for kids to start enjoying legal thrillers.

Also, have you heard of the Nathan Hale books? these are great graphic novels with which your kids will have lots of fun while at the same time they will learn about some interesting events taking place in American History.

Have you read any of the Theodore books? then tell us if you get involved in the cases when you read this series and leave a comment in case you were able to guess how the book was going to end.

pendragon series in order

Pendragon books in order

A long time has passed since we dwelled in the fantasy genre, this is why we have the Pendragon series in order, so you can enjoy this amazing epic story written by American author D.J. Mchale. This tale is starred by Bobby, a 14-year-old boy who will embark on the most unusual yet intriguing adventure with two of his friends.

You will find a lot of info in this post, we have prepared a list with all the Pendragon books in order, we have some book recommendations as well, and we’ll talk a bit about the series as well.

Pendragon series in order by D.J. Mchale

All the volumes in this series are connected and must be read chronologically, each of them taking place in a different land of the universe of Halla. Because of this, we recommend you read the Pendragon books in order of publication, this way you will not miss any detail in this fantasy action-adventure. Here you have all the books in the series:

Maybe you want to get them all? then there is no better option than this superb book set. You can get the complete collection with it since it collects the 10 books in the series. The box is just gorgeous. Because of this, the set has a rating of 4.9 stars out of five.

Now that you know the order for the Pendragon series don’t miss these recommendations

Are you one of those that never gets enough epic fantasy? glad to hear that, because we have 3 great book recommendations for you. Hope you find these 3 suggestions interesting:

In The Sword’s Choice, each volume takes place in a different kingdom of this fictional world. Therefore, it is similar to the Pendragon books by D.J. Mchale, in which each of these volumes takes place in a different land of Halla.

Speaking of fantasy, have you read the Dark Tower books? these are considered one of the best works by the master of terror, Stephen King, and it’s an amazing tale that all fantasy lovers should read.

What are these books about?

Pendragon books in order

This is the story of Bobby Pendragon, a 14-year-old who lives in Stony Brook (a fictional place that is supposedly located in Massachusetts). He is a regular guy, or that’s whats he thinks at least because he is actually chosen to the most crucial task of all: to save the world itself.

Bobby will travel to another dimension, Denduron, in which he will have to fight the powers of evil, lead by a shapeshifter demon known as Saint Dane.

The Pendragon series is composed of 10 books, each of which will take place in a different territory in which Bobby, together with his friends and new allies, will have to help these lands to be released from the dark arts of this evil demon and his henchmen.

A list with the Pendragon series in order

We thought it would be great for you to have a list with all the Pendragon books in order. This way you can get a snapshot and check if which book you should read next.

Pendragon series in order

Pendragon – D.J. Mchale


  • Aladdin


  • The Merchant of the Death (Pendragon book 1)
  • The Lost City of Faar  (Pendragon book 2)
  • The Never War  (Pendragon book 3)
  • The Reality Bug  (Pendragon book 4)
  • and Black Water  (Pendragon book 5)
  • The Rivers of Zadaa  (Pendragon book 6)
  • The Quillan Games (Pendragon book 7)
  • The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon book 8)
  • Raven Rise (Pendragon book 9)
  • The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon book 10)

This series is concluded, so you can read this story by D.J. Mchale from beginning to end. So far, there is no news of any prequels or sequels. These books are published by Aladdin, which belongs to Simon and Schuster publishing.

Do you like video games and Oreos? then don’t miss this post with the Last Kids on Earth series in order, a story about a boy who lives in a fully weaponed treehouse in which he defeats all the monsters and zombies of his town.

There are lots of stories of boys who are chosen to save the world, the tale narrated in the Pendragon books is particularly interesting, but we are curious about your thoughts, which is your favorite chosen one? leave and comment telling us! you can make a list if you have more than one.