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.

gears of war books in order

Gears of War book series in order

Are you missing the battlefield? then you’ll be glad to know that we have a list with the Gears of War books in order, the most epic way to revisit the world created in this popular video game franchise. The world of Sera awaits you once again, it’s time to know a bit more about those characters you loved so much.

We have great news for you, because there are more than one Gears of War book series, that is, you’ll have tons of fun reading. Delta Squad, Team Scorpio… and even a series about the rise of RAAM!

All the Gears of war books in order

Things get complicated when there’s more different collections in the same series, but don’t worry, Wottaread is here to the rescue. Here’s a compilation of all the Gears of War book series in order.

First of all, you should start with the original series, which is composed of 8 volumes. This story focuses on Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, and they will have to fight the Locust Horde once again.

The next one is no other than the Rise of RAAM, a graphic novel actually, in which we will learn how this ruthless alien rose to become the leader of the Locust Horde, becoming one of the most iconic villains of the franchise:

And last, you must read Hivebusters in which you will meet Team Scorpio, a suicide squad that is after the Swarm that attacked their home. It is time for some revenge.

Now that we told you the order of the Gears of War books don’t miss these series

If you want to focus on the Xbox exclusives there’s another jewel you should not miss, here you have a list with all the Halo books in chronological order. There’s no better time to start this series now that there’s going to be a movie adaptation of this popular franchise. But there are many more series that you will love, here are our 3 recommendations:

There are lots of military sci-fi games out there and, luckily, lots of books based on their superb universe, the Mass Effect novels are also a must-read for gamers.

While not set in space or on a fictional planet, we are well aware that every single fan of the Gears of War series knows about the work of Kojima as well. So you will be glad to know that there are also great Metal gear solid books.

What are these books about?

gears of war book series in order
Gears of War book series

The Gears of War books expand the lore and develop the characters from the video game a bit further. Each of the series focuses on some of the most popular figures in this franchise, the original series tells us about Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago (who don’t need a further introduction at this point), we’ll get in trouble with them, and we’ll slay some aliens.

The RAAM books are great if you are curious to discover how this iconic villain rose to become the leader of his horde. The only but about these graphic novels is that they are only available in Kindle format, which may bother those who love reading on paper.

A list of all the Gears of War books

The good thing about popular video game franchises is that they are incredibly tempting for editors to publish more books based on their characters and lore, because they know that fans of these titles are more than willing to read them. Because of this, we are confident that there will be new books taking place in the world of Sera, and we’ll keep this post updated so we can collect them all.

The following list shows the Gears of War series in order:

Gears of War books in order

Gears of War franchise

Ingredients

  • Del Rey

Instructions

  • Aspho Fields  (Gears of War book 1)
  • Jacinto’s Remnant  (Gears of War book 2)
  • Anvil Gate  (Gears of War book 3)
  • Coalition’s End (Gears of War book 4)
  • The Slab (Gears of War book 5)
  • Ascendance (Gears of War book 6)
  • Bloodlines (Gears of War book 7)
  • Ephyra Rising (Gears of War book 8)
  • Rise of RAAM #1
  • Rise of RAAM #2
  • Rise of RAAM #3
  • Rise of RAAM #4
  • Hivebusters #1
  • Hivebusters #2
  • Hivebusters #3
  • Hivebusters #4
  • Hivebusters #5

Also, it may be worth mentioning that these books are penned by several authors, and they are published by IDW.
Have you started reading the Gears of War books? then leave a comment telling us if you believe that they are able to transport you to the battlefront together with your beloved soldiers Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago.

Have you started reading this series? then leave a comment and tell us if you think they are a great way to revisit this amazing franchise

owl diaries books in order

Owl Diaries books list

We love to make kids enjoy reading, and that’s why we have a list with the Owl Diaries books in order. This story, both written and illustrated by Rebecca Elliott, is starred by animals and it’s all about friendship. Your children are going to love it, you’ll see.

Here we’ll tell you the reading level of this series, and we’ll recommend some other great stories for your kids as well. And, of course, we collected the best Owl Diaries book sets out there!

Owl Diaries books in order by Rebecca Elliott

Good news! there are lots of books in this series, 16 volumes so far! the main character in this story is an owl called Eva by the way, and the books are told from her perspective, in the form of a diary. Here’s our list with the Owl Diaries books:

There are many book sets of the Owl Diaries, but here are our 2 favorites. The first one collects the first 5 installments, while the second collects the complete collection!

The covers are already anticipating how fun they are going to be, don’t you think? Do you have to read the Owl Diaries books in order? not necessarily, each of the installments is self conclusive, so you can just pick your favorite!

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There are many series starred by animals that also are of the same reading level as the Owl Diaries books. Here you have 3 great suggestions:

Okay, you got us, our latest recommendation is not starred by an animal, but by a cute girl who is half a vampire half a fairy. Kids love the Isadora Moon books, so make sure you don’t miss this series!

Also, what about a story starred by a cut and fun pig? sounds amazing, doesn’t it? then here you have a list with the order of the Mercy Watson books.

What is this series about?

owl diaries books list

The Owl Diaries books tell us about Eva, an owl who tells us about her daily life through her diary. The pages in this series have e full-color illustrations, and always tell cute stories with great lessons for kids as is the importance of friendship for example.

The books are quite short, around 80 pages each, so your kids will be able to finish them in a few sittings. But have no doubt that they will read them over and over again because the illustrations are gorgeous and are full of vivid colors that will draw their attention.

There have been rumors that there was going to be a movie adaptation of this series starring Demi Lovato as Eva being directed by Adam Sandler. However, this is either fake or just based on pure rumors.

A list of the Owl Diaries books in order

This series by Rebecca Elliott has been a huge success, Eva is a great main character and kids love her, at the same time your kids will learn great lessons reading her diary while having lots of fun. That’s why we are confident that there will be new releases in the close future because kids will be more than willing to read new installments tellings us about the new adventures of Eva the Owl. 

Here’s a list of the Owl Diaries books shown in the order in which they were published:

Owl Diaries books in order

Owl Diaries -Rebecca Elliott

Ingredients

  • Scholastic

Instructions

  • Eva’s Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries book 1)
  • Eva Sees a Ghost (Owl Diaries book 2)
  • A Woodland Wedding (Owl Diaries book 3)
  • Eva & the New Owl (Owl Diaries book 4)
  • Warm Hearts Day (Owl Diaries book 5)
  • Baxter is Missing (Owl Diaries book 6)
  • The Wildwood Bakery (Owl Diaries book 7)
  • Eva & The Lost Pony (Owl Diaries book 8)
  • Eva’s Big Sleepover (Owl Diaries book 9)
  • Eva and Baby Mo (Owl Diaries book 10)
  • Trip to the Pumpkin Farm (Owl Diaries book 11)
  • Eva’s Campfire Adventure (Owl Diaries book 12)
  • Eva in the Spotlight (Owl Diaries book 13)
  • Eva at the Beach: (Owl Diaries book 14)
  • Eva’s New Pet (Owl Diaries book 15)
  • Get Well, Eva (Owl Diaries book 16)

Published by Scholastic, the reading level of the Owl Diaries series is 5 to seven years old. It has a Lexile level of 560L. Also, your kids may be too young to read this series yet, but The Pendwerick series is a great read once they get a bit older.

Will you read the Owl Diaries books in order or will you just pick the one with the most appealing cover or title instead? tell us what makes you choose your next read!

hello neighbor books in order

Hello Neigbor series in order

Video Game fans out there! we finally have a list with all the Hello Neighbor books in order. This series is written by author Carly Anne West and happens to be a prequel to the popular survival horror stealth game developed by Dynamic Pixels. so if you want how it all started this is a must-read! 

Do you need to play the video game first to enjoy the book series? not at all, but we strongly encourage you to play it because it’s a masterpiece! Oh, in case you are wondering, the main character in the books is Nicky Roth as well.

Hello Neighbor book series in order

There are a total of 7 volumes in the series, and the best and only way to read the Hello Neighbor series is in order of publication. Here you have them all:

Aside from the individual novels, there’s also this book set, which collects the first 3 novels in the series:

Would you rather read the graphic novels? here’s the first volume.

Also, you might be wondering if you should be playing the video game before or after reading the books. Truth is, both formulas work. That is, the video game came first, but the books happen to be a prequel to it, in any case, no matter what you start first, you’ll definitely have a great experience.

Now that we told you the order of the Hello Neighbor books don’t miss these other series

This dark story is great for mature kids, it’s always easier to make children read when they are enjoying a story based on the characters they already love, don’t you think? here are some great recommendations:

As you can see, the Hello Neighbor series is not the only Video Game that has some books based on its universe. The same happens with the popular franchise developed by Scott Cawthon, and here’s our list collecting all the Five Nights at Freddy’s books in order.

We are confident that fans of the Hello Neighbor book series will also enjoy the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series, way less dark but real fun as well. And takes place in one of the most popular video games ever!

What is this series about?

Nicky Roth has just moved to the city of Raven Brooks with his parents. Being a newcomer in a new place is always tough, but Nicky will soon befriend his neighbour Aaron Petersons. Their friendship grows stronger every day, but he starts to notice something, people seem to be afraid of Aaron’s family.

There’s a secret to be unraveled, Nicky knows, and he will conduct his own investigation to find out the truth. But will he be able to accept the dark past of the Petersons?

You probably know about the video games this series is based on, but in case you don’t there are 4 of them. There will be a new release in april, 2022, Hello Neighbor 2, so make sure you read the complete series before the new video game gets released!

A list of all the Hello Neighbor books in order of publication

The following list is a compilation of all the Hello n¡Neighbor books. As said before, so far there are only seven volumes, but we believe there may be new releases in the close future. So stay tuned! 

Here’s a list of the Hello Neighbor series in order of publication:

Hello Neighbor books in order

Hello Neighbor – Carly Anne West

Ingredients

  • Scholastic

Instructions

  • Missing Pieces  (Hello Neighbor book 1)
  • Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor book 2)
  • Buried Secrets (Hello Neighbor book 3)
  • Bad Blood (Hello Neighbor book 4)
  • Grave Mistakes (Hello Neighbor book 5)
  • Puzzle Master (Hello Neighbor book 6)
  • Reset Day (Hello Neighbor book 7)

This series, published by Scholastic, is addressed to children over 10 years old. It has a Lexile Measure of 780L and, while not scary, it may not be appropriate for very sensitive kids.

Also, there are lots of other books that expand the lore of the most popular series. But, if we have to choose, then we believe the Halo book series and the Diablo novels should be a mandatory read to every gamer.

Are you going to start reading the Hello Neighbor books and then you’ll play the video game? or have you already played this popular stealth game and now you want to read its prequel? leave a comment and tell us!

lady hardcastle books in order

Lady Hardcastle mysteries in order

Get ready to solve some mysteries because we finally have a list with all the lady Hardcastle books in order by author T.E. Kinsey. This series tells the story of a widowed retired woman who moves to the country to live a relaxed life, but instead, she’ll end up solving crimes, can it get cooler than that?

If you enjoy thrillers with witty and humorous dialogues then this is your cup of tea, because this is exactly what you will find in this series. Did I mention that the Lady Hardcastle mystery books take place in Britain during early 1900? well, they do!

Lady Hardcastle books in order by  T.E. Kinsey

This series by T.E. Kinsey is composed of eight volumes, each of them telling a self conclusive story. However, we strongly encourage you to read the Lady Hardcastle mysteries in chronological order, because this way you’ll have a better understanding of the setting and the characters involved in these novels. Here you have them all:

These books are also available in Kindle and audiobook format.

Now that we told you the order of the Lady Hardcastle books don’t miss these series

There are never enough crimes to solve, don’t you think? you’ll have to wait a bit more until you accompany lady Hardcastle and her maid Florence to a new crime scene, so here are some similar series you can read meanwhile:

The previous suggestions have a similar tone to the lady Hardcastle books. Also, there’s the Darren Street series if you feel like reading a legal thriller 

If you’d rather read about a detective series, taking place in our times, then you should read the work of Joseph Finder, here’s a list with the Nick Heller novels in order.

What is this series about?

lady hardcastle mysteries in order

The streets of London are getting too chaotic for old Lady Hardcastle so she decides it is time to retire and move to the country, where she will be able to live a peaceful life together with her maid Florence.

However, her relaxed life will not last for long and it seems that fate has different plans for her, because a corpse has been found in the country and Lady Hardcastle suspects the police in charge of the investigation is not going in the proper direction. It is time for her to embark on her own investigation, Flo will accompany her, and her knowledge in martial arts will soon prove to be very useful.

This historical mystery series has a great combination of puzzle-solving, well-crafted characters, and charming dialogues. A powerful combination that will make you have a great experience. Also, here there is not the typical cliche in which the police play a dumb and clueless part, instead, it has a more interesting take.

A list with all Lady Hardcastle books in order of publication

At the beginning of this post, we suggested you read the series chronologically. The following list shows the Lady Hardcastle series in order of publication (which in this case equals the chronological order shown earlier).

Lady Hardcastle books in order

Lady Hardcastle – T.E. Kinsley

Ingredients

  • Thomas & Mercer

Instructions

  • A Quiet Life in the Country (Lady Hardcastle book 1)
  • In the Market for Murder (Lady Hardcastle book 2)
  • Death Around the Bed (Lady Hardcastle book 3)
  • A Picture of Murder (Lady Hardcastle book 4)
  • The Burning Issue of the Day (Lady Hardcastle book 5)
  • Death Beside the Seaside (Lady Hardcastle book 6)
  • The Fatal Flying Affair (Lady Hardcastle book 7)
  • Rotten to the Core (Lady Hardcastle book 8)

This cozy mystery series is published by Thomas & Mercer, while we can’t tell for sure, we believe that there will be more Lady Hardcastle novels in the near future (the last volume was published in 2022). 

When it comes to solving mysteries it is mandatory that we mention the work of Arthur Conan Doyle because it turned out to become a huge influence in the genre. And you are lucky because here you can find the Sherlock Holmes stories in order, you’ll love them!

Have you already decided how you will read this series? will you follow our advice and you will read the Lady Hardcastle mysteries in order of publication or will you just read the book whose blurb captivates you the most? we are thrilled to know! so leave a comment and tell us.

darren street series in order

Scott Pratt’s Darren Street books in order

Get ready for a cool legal thriller trilogy, we have a list with the Darren Street series in order. Written by Air Forces veteran Scott Pratt, this is a page-turning series with very intriguing plot lines and realistic characters.

You will root with this criminal defense attorney turned into a rogue in no time, so let’s start!

Darren Street series in order by Scott Pratt

This series is composed of 3 novels, author Scott Pratt passed away in 2018 so it’s unlikely that there will be more books in the series unless his work is commissioned to another author. Here are all the Darren Street books in order:

You can also get this series in audiobook, in case you are more into that format. Also, it might be worth mentioning that these novels can’t be read as a standalone, because events taking place in the previous novels have a heavy impact on the plot and there are a lot of references to them.

Now that we told you the order of the Darren Street series don’t miss these books

There are many superb legal thrillers out there, and we’d like to help you to discover them all, and here’s a good start for that purpose. We made a shortlist with 3 series that you should read once you have finished Scott Pratt’s Darren Street books:

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Our first recommendation is no other than the first volume of one of the most popular works by Scott Pratt, the Joe Dillard series, a great story following another defense attorney.

If you visit our blog regularly, you may already know some of the books we just suggested because we mentioned them quite recently. This is the case of The Nick Heller series by Joseph Finder, a story full of twists following a private detective.

Also, what if your kids are interested in what you are reading? Maybe Scott Pratt’s Darren Street series might be too much for them, but here’s a list with the Theodore Boone series in order, these books are written by John Grisham and center on a boy who wants to become a lawyer.

What are these books about?

scott pratt darren street books in order

This series follows Darren Street, a brilliant criminal defense attorney who ended with corruption in the district attorney’s office. But this clean-up came with a high price for him, because there’s someone who is after him, and, as a consequence, Darren is accused of a murder he has not committed.

The 3 books in the series are a Wall Street Journal bestseller, and they have been translated into many different languages.

Author Scott Pratt died in a diving accident in 2018, his son, Dylan Pratt, announced he would be finishing the projects his dad was working on. He didn’t mention any unfinished works related to this series by the way.

A list with the Darren Street series in order of publication

We recommend you read the Darren Street books in order of publication, we listed them this way at the beginning of this post, however, here goes this list including all the novels in the series in case there are new novels in the future.

Darren Street series in order

Darren Street-Scott Pratt

Ingredients

  • Thomas & Mercer

Instructions

  • Justice Redeemed (Darren Street book 1)
  • Justice Burning (Darren Street book 2)
  • Justice Lost (Darren Street book 3)

You will be captivated by this series if you enjoy legal thrillers with lots of mystery and suspense. Also, these books have also been praised for the realism of their characters and the unexpected plot twists.

Do you enjoy video games? then don’t miss this post with the Diablo books in chronological order, yes, there are many volumes based on this popular franchise owned by Blizzard!

Have you started reading the Darrent Street series? If so, leave a comment telling us what aspect of these novels you enjoyed the most: was it the plot? its characters? tell us! we are more than intrigued!