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.

michael bennett series in order

Michael Bennett books in order

There are many crimes to solve in the USA, luckily, we have the Michael Bennett series in order, this NYPD officer really knows how to do his job. An so does author James Patterson, who brings to us another unputdownable story together with author Michael Ledwidge.

Police thrillers are really entertaining, and the books about detective Michael Bennett are full of suspense and epic moments. But don’t worry, there’s room for some laughs as well.

James Patterson’s Michael Bennett series in order

Each of the volumes of the series presents to us a different case that detective Michael Bennet will have to figure out. This means these books can be read as a standalone, however, we strongly encourage you to read the Michael Bennet books in order of publication, this way you’ll see how the main character of this series develops as the different events in the series affect his personality. Here you have all the books in the series:

You can also read the bookshots, these are fast-paced stories that are less than 150 pages long (and less than $5) which focus on getting to the climax as soon as possible. While not a must-read, fans of the series might enjoy reading a shorter story about Michael Bennet:

Now that we revealed the order of the Michael Bennett to you don’t miss these novels

We don’t have the slightest doubt that you will have an exceptional time reading the Michael Bennett books. They are so enthralling that you will devour them faster than you would have ever imagined. And that’s not all, you’ll be willing to read something similar once you have finished them, therefore, we decided to give you some recommendations. Here’s our selection:

Our first recommendation is one of the most popular series by James Patterson, yes, we are referring to his classic tale about one of the most popular homicide detectives of all time, we have a list with the Alex Cross books in order in case you want to start this series.

Also, there are the Michael Gannon books, which are written by Michael Ledwidge (coauthor as the Michael Bennett series), an action-packed thriller that takes place in the Bahamas and tells us about a diving instructor who was military in the past.

What is the series about?

michael bennett books in order

Detective Michael Bennett is entrusted with the most complicated and suspenseful cases. In the first volume of the series, Step on a Crack, he’ll be asked to be the lead police negotiator so to deal with a bunch of armed men that have taken several hostages.

Meanwhile, in the second volume of the series, he’ll get back to his role as a detective in order to find who’s the serial killer that is after the wealthiest and most arrogant personalities in the city of New York.

As said before, it’s not all action, suspense, and murder. There are also some funny moments in the story, also, Michael Bennett happens to be quite a likable character, we bet you’ll really care for him once you know him better.

A list with the Michael Bennet series in order

This series is quite long, therefore, this list with the Michael Bennett books in order will be quite handy to you, a fast check and you’ll know which one to read next, easy.

Michael Bennett series in order

Michael Bennet – James Patterson & James O. Born

Ingredients

  • Grand Central Publishing

Instructions

  • Step on a Crack (Michael Benett book 1)
  • Run for Your Life (Michael Benett book 2)
  • Worst Case (Michael Benett book 3)
  • Tick Tock (Michael Benett book 4)
  • I, Michael Bennett (Michael Benett book 5)
  • Gone (Michael Benett book 6)
  • Burn (Michael Benett book 7)
  • Alert (Michael Benett book 8)
  • Bullseye (Michael Benett book 9)
  • Haunted (Michael Benett book 10)
  • Ambush (Michael Benett book 11)
  • Blindside (Michael Benett book 12)
  • The Russian (Michael Benett book 13)
  • Chase (Michael Benett bookshot 1)
  • Manhunt (Michael Benett bookshot 2)

As you can see, we recommend you read the bookshots once you have read the original series. The reason for this is that these stories have lesser character development, and they leave some questions unanswered sometimes.

Can get enough of James Patterson? then you shouldn’t miss this post with the Women’s Murder Club books in order, a series about a group of incredibly well-prepared women who will work together in order to solve the cruelest crimes in their city.

There are lots of novels in the series, so tell us, will you follow our recommendation and you’ll read James Patterson’s Michael Bennett series in order of publication or you’d rather pick the volume that seems most thrilling to you? leave a comment telling us which of the books you’ll read first!

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

Ingredients

  •  Jimmy Patterson

Instructions

  • 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?

women's murder club books 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?

womens murder club 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.

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

Ingredients

  • Grand Central Publishing

Instructions

  • 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

Ingredients

  • Arrow Books

Instructions

  • 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

Ingredients

  • Puffin Books

Instructions

  • 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.