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John Grisham Books In Order [Complete List]

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Last Updated on December 25, 2022 by Mary Elle

I must admit, I’ve been hooked on John Grisham ever since his first novel, A Time To Kill, was published in 1989. He’s now written quite a few books, so this list of John Grisham books in order will help you keep track of them all.

If you’re not already familiar with John Grisham, then you’re in for a treat. Especially if you love legal thrillers. The majority of the books he has written have been legal thrillers. There are some other types of books mixed in as well, but legal thrillers are really what John Grisham is the most well-known for.

Who Is John Grisham?

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Are you familiar with John Grisham’s background?

I, personally, am fascinated by the lawyer-to-author story. I know John Grisham is not the only author that can probably claim this type of background. However, to start your career as a lawyer with absolutely no intention or desire to write novels, and then ultimately go on to write (as of this time) forty-seven consecutive #1 bestsellers which have been translated into almost 50 languages, is remarkable.

If that’s not enough of an accomplishment, some of his more recent books are being developed into HBO limited series, and of course, some of his earlier books were already adapted into movies.

John Grisham has said that he only decided to write the first book after witnessing a particular trial and that had he not been a lawyer witnessing that trial, he would have never written a single novel. So, in case you’ve read A Time To Kill and didn’t know this – it was inspired by a real actual court case.

So, here is that list of John Grisham books in order that you’ve been waiting for 🙂

John Grisham Books In Order – Standalone Novels

The vast majority of the books that John Grisham has written are standalone novels, meaning that the stories are not connected to each other in any way.

There are a few sets of books that are connected to each, and I’ve grouped them accordingly below.

John Grisham Books In Order – Camino Island

John Grisham Books In Order – Collections

John Grisham Books In Order – Jake Brigance

John Grisham Books In Order – Lacy Stoltz

John Grisham Books In Order – Non-Fiction

John Grisham Books In Order – Anthologies

John Grisham Books In Order – Novellas

John Grisham Books In Order – Theodore Boone

I absolutely love the fact that John Grisham has written a kid’s legal thriller series. This series features Theodore Boone, a 13-year boy who may know more about the law than the adult lawyers he knows.

These books are recommended reading material for kids 10+ years of age.

What Is Considered To Be John Grisham’s Best Novel?

The second book that was written by John Grisham, The Firm, is probably his most well-known novel. It was the first of his books to become a bestseller, and it also inspired a movie adaptation starring Tom Cruise.

John Grisham Books In Order – Conclusion

If you like legal thrillers and don’t have any idea what to read next, John Grisham is a great option. I would recommend starting with A Time To Kill, his first book and one that was inspired by a real court case. Then, if you want to keep going, I suggest reading The Firm next, his second book and the one that really launched his hugely successful career as an author.


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