Eleanor Frances Lattimore


Little Pear (read Dec. 2007)
Little Pear and His Friends (read Jan. 2008)
Little Pear and the Rabbits (read Feb. 2008)
More About Little Pear (read Apr. 2008)

Kenneth Oppel

1. Silverwing (read Dec. 2007)
2. Sunwing(read Jan. 2008)
3. Firewing (read Feb. 2008)
Prequel. Darkwing (read Feb. 2008)

Airborn series
1. Airborn(read May 2008)
2. Skybreaker (read June 2008)
3. Starclimber (read Aug. 2008)

Barnes & The Brains
1. A Bad Case of Ghosts (read May, 2010)
2. A Strange Case of Magic (read May, 2010)
3. A Crazy Case of Robots (read May, 2010)
4. An Incredible Case of Dinosaurs (read Jul, 2010)
5. A Weird Case of Super-Goo (read Jul. 2010)
6. A Creepy Case of Vampires (read Jul. 2010)

1. Peg and the Whale (read Sep. 2012)
2. Peg and the Yeti (read Jul. 2012)

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
1. This Dark Endeavour (read Aug. 2012)
2. Such Wicked Intent (read Oct. 2012)

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle

The Story of Doctor Dolittle (read Nov, 2007)
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (read Jul. 2008)
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
Doctor Dolittle's Circus
Doctor Dolittle's Zoo
Doctor Dolittle's Caravan
Doctor Dolittle's Garden
Doctor Dolittle in the Moon
Gub-Gub's Book
Doctor Dolittle's Return
Dr Dolittle and the Secret Lake
Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary
Dr Dolittle's Puddleby Adventures

Peter Robinson

Inspector Banks

1. Gallows View (read Nov. 2007)
2. A Dedicated Man
3. A Necessary End
4. The Hanging Valley
5. Past Reason Hated
6. Dry Bones That Dream aka Final Account
7. Wednesday's Child
8. Innocent Graves
9. Dead Right aka Blood at the Root
10. In a Dry Season
11. Cold Is the Grave
12. Aftermath
13. The Summer That Never Was aka Close to Home
14. Playing with Fire
15. Strange Affair
16. Piece of My Heart
17. Friend of the Devil (read Nov. 2007)
18. All the Colours of Darkness aka All the Colors of Darkness (US) (read Dec. 2008)
xx. The Price of Love (short story collection includes some Banks')
19. Bad Boy (read Oct. 2010)

Tess Gerritsen

Rizzoli & Isles

1. The Surgeon (read Nov. 2007)
2. The Apprentice(read Nov. 2007)
3.The Sinner (read Mar. 2008)
4. Body Double (read Mar. 2008)
5.Vanish (read Apr. 2008)
6.The Mephisto Club (read May. 2008)
7. The Keepsake(read Nov. 2008)
8. Ice Cold (read Aug. 2010)

Erin Hunter


Into the Wild (read Sept. 2007)
Fire and Ice (read Nov. 2007)
Forest of Secrets
Rising Storm
A Dangerous Path
The Darkest Hour

Warriors: The New Prophecy
1. Midnight (2005)
2. Moonrise (2005)
3. Dawn (2006)
4. Starlight (2006)
5. Twilight (2006)
6. Sunset (2007)

Warriors: Manga
1. The Lost Warrior (2007)
2. Warrior's Refuge (2007)
The Rise of Scourge (2008)
Warrior's Return (2008)

Warriors: Power of Three
1. The Sight (2007)
2. Dark River (2008)
3. Outcast (2008)

Warriors Super Edition
Firestar's Quest (2007)

Kathryn Lasky

Guardians of Ga'hoole

1. The Capture (read Sept. 2007)
2. The Journey (read Dec. 2007)
3. The Rescue
4. The Siege
5. The Shattering
6. The Burning
7. The Hatchling
8. The Outcast
9. The First Collier
10. The Coming of Hoole
11. To Be a King
12. Golden Tree
13. River of Wind
14. Exile
15. The War of the Ember
16. Lost Tales of Ga'Hoole

The Deadlies

1. Felix Takes the Stage (read Nov. 2011)
2. Spiders on the Case

George Selden

Chester Cricket series

The Cricket in Times Square (read Sept. 2007)
Tucker's Countryside
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Chester Cricket's New Home
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
The Old Meadow

Dorothy L. Sayers

Lord Peter Whimsey

Whose Body?
Clouds of Witness (read Feb. 2007)
Unnatural Death
Lord Peter Views the Body
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (read Feb. 2007)
Strong Poison
Five Red Herrings
Have His Carcase
Hangman's Holiday
Murder Must Advertise
The Nine Tailors
Gaudy Night
Busman's Honeymoon
In the Teeth of the Evidence
Striding Folly (short stories)
Thrones, Dominations (with Jill Paton Walsh)
A Presumption of Death (with Jill Paton Walsh)

Nancy Atherton

Aunt Dimity Mysteries

Aunt Dimity's Death (read Sept. 2007)
Aunt Dimity and the Duke
Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
Aunt Dimity Digs In
Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil
Aunt Dimity Detective
Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday
Aunt Dimity Snowbound
Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin
Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea
Aunt Dimity Goes West
Aunt Dimity, Vampire Hunter

Karin Slaughter

Grant County Mysteries

1. Blindsighted
2. Kisscut 
3. A Faint Cold Fear
4. Indelible 
5. Faithless 
6. Beyond Reach aka Skin Privilege 
Special Agent Will Trent Book 3. Undone should be read at this point
7. Broken 

Special Agent Will Trent

1. Triptych 
2. Fractured
3. Undone 
4. Broken 
5. Fallen
6. Criminal 
7. Unseen 
8. The Kept Woman

Martha Grimes

Richard Jury Mysteries

The Man With A Load Of Mischief
The Old Fox Deceiv'd
The Anodyne Necklace
The Dirty Duck

Jerusalem Inn

Deer Leap
Help The Poor Struggler
I Am The Only Running Footman
The Five Bells and Bladebone
The Old Silent
The Old Contemptibles

The Case Has Altered
The Horse You Came In On*
Rainbow's End
The Stargazey
The Lamorna Wink
The Blue Last
The Grave Maurice
The Winds of Change
The Old Wine Shades

This is another series I'm not too sure about, I know I've read several but they weren't in order so I'm going to have try some out and see where I am. The read ones I *think* I've read.

Terry Brooks


The Sword of Shannara*
The Elfstones of Shannara*
The Wishsong of Shannara*

First King of Shannara

The Heritage of Shannara
· The Scions of Shannara*
· The Druid of Shannara*
· The Elf Queen of Shannara*
· The Talismans of Shannara*

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara
· Ilse Witch
· Antrax
· Morgawr

High Druid of Shannara
· Jarka Ruus
· Tanequil
· Straken

Genesis of Shannara
Armageddon's Children
The Elves of Cintra

Piers Anthony


Spell for Chameleon, A
Source of Magic, The
Castle Roogna
Centaur Aisle
Ogre, Ogre
Night Mare
Dragon on a Pedestal
Crewel Lye
Golem in the Gears
Vale of the Vole
Heaven Cent

Man From Mundania
Isle of View
Question Quest
Color of Her Panties, The
Demons Don't Dream

Harpy Thyme (I may have read this and the next couple but I'm not sure where I am )
Geis of the Gargoyle (will have to check these out to find where I need to start again)
Roc and a Hard Place
Yon Ill Wind
Faun and Games
Zombie Lover
Xone of Contention
Dastard, The
Up in a Heaval
Swell Foop
Cube Route
Currant Events
Pet Peeve
Stork Naked
Air Apparent

Stephen King

The Dark Tower

1. The Gunslinger (read pre-blog)
2. The Drawing of the Three (read pre-blog )
3. The Waste Lands (read pre-blog)
4. Wizard and Glass
5. Wolves of Calla
6. Song of Susannah
7. The Dark Tower
8. The Wind Through the Keyhole

Jack Sawyer (with Peter Straub)
1. The Talisman
2. The Black House


The Stand Graphic Novel (by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa)
1. Captain Trips
2. American Nightmares
3. Soul Survivors
4. Hardcases
5. No Man's Land
6. The Night Has Come

Jan Karon

The Mitford Series

At Home in Mitford
A Light in the Window
These High Green Hills
Out to Canaan
A New Song
A Common Life
In This Mountain
Shepherds Abiding
Light From Heaven

Dorothy Simpson

Inspector Thanet

The Night She Died
Six Feet Under
Puppet for a Corpse (read in the 1980s)
Close Her Eyes* (read Jan. 2007)
Last Seen Alive* (read Jan. 2007)
Dead On Arrival* (read Jan. 2007)
Element of Doubt
Suspicious Death
Dead By Morning
Doomed to Die
Wake the Dead
No Laughing Matter
A Day for Dying
Once Too Often
Dead and Gone

Ngaio Marsh

Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mysteries

A Man Lay Dead (read Sept. 2007)
Enter a Murderer (read Oct. 2007)
The Nursing Home Murder
Death in Ecstasy
Vintage Murder
Artists in Crime
Death in a White Tie
Overture to Death
Death at the Bar
Death of a Peer aka Surfeit of Lampreys*
Death and the Dancing Footman
Colour Scheme
Died in the Wool
Final Curtain
A Wreath for Rivera aka Swing, Brother, Swing
Night at the Vulcan aka Opening Night
Spinsters in Jeopardy aka The Bride of Death
Scales of Justice* (read Jan, 2007)
Death of a Fool aka Off with His Head* (read Jan, 2007)

Singing in the Shrouds
False Scent
Hand in Glove
Dead Water
Killer Dolphin aka Death at the Dolphin
Clutch of Constables
When in Rome
Tied Up in Tinsel* (read in the 1980's, re-read Jan, 2007)
Black As He's Painted
Last Ditch
A Grave Mistake* (read Jan, 2007)
Photo Finish* (read Jan, 2007)

Light Thickens

Harry Kemelman

Rabbi Small Mysteries

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late* (read Dec. 2006)
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry* (read Dec. 2006)
Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home* (read Dec. 2006)

Monday the Rabbi Took Off
Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red
Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet
Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out
Conversations with Rabbi Small
Someday the Rabbi Will Leave
One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross
The Day the Rabbi Resigned
That Day the Rabbi Left Town

John Dunning

Cliff Janeway Mysteries

Booked to Die
The Bookman's Wake

The Bookman's Promise
The Sign of the Book
The Bookwoman's Last Fling

Garth Nix

Seventh Tower
1. The Fall
2. Castle
3. Aenir
4. Above The Veil
5. Into Battle
6. The Violet Keystone

Keys to the Kingdom
1. Mister Monday
2. Grim Tuesday
3. Drowned Wednesday
4. Sir Thursday
5. Lady Friday
6. Superior Saturday
7. Sunday

The Old Kingdom by Garth Nix
1. Sabriel
2. Lirael
3. Abhorsen
3.5 Across the Wall (contains novella "The Creature in the Case")
4. Clariel (prequel)
4.5 To Hold the Bridge (contains title novella)
5. Goldenhand (coming Oct '16)

Bruce Coville

The Unicorn Chronicles

Into the Land of Unicorns
Song of the Wanderer

Dark Whispers (published in 2008?)

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Arthur Trilogy

The Seeing Stone (read 2006)
At the Crossing-Places (read July, 2007)
King of the Middle March (read Aug, 2007)
Gatty's Tale ( I just found out about this book set in the same world!)

Vicki Blum


Wish Upon a Unicorn
The Shadow Unicorn

The Land Without Unicorns
The Promise of the Unicorn
A Gathering of Unicorns

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

1. Artemis Fowl (read 2005)
2. The Arctic Incident (read Dec. 2007)
3. The Eternity Code
4. The Opal Deception
5. The Lost Colony
6. The Time Paradox
7. The Atlantis Complex
8. The Last Guardian (tbp July 10, 2012)

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
1. Artemis Fowl (read Nov. 2009)
2. The Arctic Incident (read Nov. 2009)
3. tba

Orson Scott Card

Ender Universe

Ender's Game*
Speaker for the Dead*
Children of the Mind

First Meetings in the Enderverse (read June 2008)
War of Gifts
Ender in Exile

Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon* (read Feb. 2008)
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant
Shadows in Flight

Alvin Maker

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
The Crystal City

P.D. James

Inspector Adam Dalgliesh

Cover Her Face*
A Mind to Murder*
Unnatural Causes* (read 2007)
Shroud for a Nightingale*
The Black Tower * (read 2007)
Death of an Expert Witness
A Taste for Death
Devices and Desires
Original Sin
A Certain Justice
Death in Holy Orders
The Murder Room
The Lighthouse
The Private Patient (read Nov. 2009)

Madeleine L'Engle

Austin Family (Chronos)

Meet the Austins
The Moon by Night
The Young Unicorns
A Ring of Endless Light
Troubling a Star
A Severed Wasp

Murry & O'Keefe Family (Kairos)

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (read Jun 2014)
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus
An Acceptable Time

Katherine Kurtz

Chronicles of Deryni

1. Deryni Rising
2. Deryni Checkmate
3. High Deryni

Camber of Culdi
1. Camber of Culdi (1976)
2. Saint Camber (1978)
3. Camber the Heretic

King Kelson
1. The Bishop's Heir (1984)
2. The King's Justice (1985)
3. The Quest for Saint Camber (1986)
4. King Kelson's Bride

Heirs of Saint Camber
1. The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989)
2. King Javan's Year (1992)
3. The Bastard Prince

Deryni (2)
1. In the King's Service (2003)
2. The Childe Morgan

Margaret Weis

Sovereign Stone Trilogy with Tracy Hickman
Well of Darkness
Guardians of the Lost

Journey into the Void

Kathy Reichs

Temperance Brennan
1. Deja Dead (read pre-blogging)
2. Death Du Jour (read pre-blogging)
3. Deadly Decisions (read pre-blogging)
4. Fatal Voyage (read pre-blogging)
5. Grave Secrets (read May 2007)
6. Bare Bones (read June 2007)
7. Monday Mourning (read Aug. 2007)
8. Cross Bones (read Sept. 2007)
9. Break No Bones (read Sept. 2007)
10. Bones to Ashes (read Oct. 2007)
11. Devil Bones (read Feb. 2009)
12. 206 Bones (read Sept. 2009)
13. Spider Bones (read Oct. 2010)
14. Flash and Bones (read Sep. 2012)
15. Bones are Forever


Jane Langton

Hall Family Chronicles

The Diamond in the Window
The Swing in the Summerhouse
The Astonishing Stereoscope
The Fledgling*
The Fragile Flag
The Time Bike
The Mysterious Circus
The Dragon Tree (2008)

Homer Kelly Mysteries

The Transcendental Murder
Dark Nantucket Noon*
The Memorial Hall Murder
Natural Enemy
Emily Dickinson Is Dead
Good and Dead
Murder at the Gardner
The Dante Game
God in Concord
Divine Inspiration
The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
Dead as a Dodo
The Face on the Wall
The Thief of Venice
Murder at Monticello
The Escher Twist
The Deserter: Murder at Gettysburg

Mercedes Lackey

Fairy Tale

1. Firebird (read pre-blog)
2. The Black Swan (read pre-blog)

Bard's Tale

1. Castle of Deception (read pre-blog)
2. Fortress of Frost and Fire (read pre-blog)
3. Prison of Souls (read pre-blog)
4. The Chaos Gate by Josepha Sherman
5. Escape From Roksamur by Mark Shepherd
by Holly Lisle:
Thunder of the Captains (1996)
Wrath of the Princes (1997)
Curse of the Black Huron (1998

Elemental Masters

1. The Fire Rose
2. The Serpent's Shadow (read pre-blog)
3. The Gates of Sleep (read pre-blog)
4. Phoenix and Ashes (read pre-blog)
5. The Wizard of London
6. Reserved for the Cat
7. Unnatural Issue
8. Home From the Sea (tbp June, 2012)


After a lot of googling, everything I've read says it's best to read the books in the order they were published. So I've come up with this list that is chronological by publishing date but keeps trilogies together. If you are a fan and think I've made a grave error in order here somewhere please let me know.

Arrows of the Queen, 1987
Arrow's Flight, 1987
Arrow's Fall, 1988

Magic's Pawn, 1989
Magic's Promise, 1989
Magic's Price, 1990

The Oathbound 1989
Oathbreakers 1989
Oathblood 1989

By the Sword 1991

Winds of Fate, 1991
Winds of Change, 1992
Winds of Fury, 1993

Storm Warning, 1994
Storm Rising, 1995
Storm Breaking, 1996

The Black Gryphon 1994
The White Gryphon 1995
The Silver Gryphon 1996

Sword of Ice And Other Tales of Valdemar, 1997

Owlflight, 1997
Owlsight, 1998
Owlknight, 1999

Brightly Burning 2000

Exile's Honor, 2002
Exile's Valor, 2003
Take a Thief, 2004

Sun in Glory And Other Tales of Valdemar 2003
Crossroads And Other Tales of Valdemar, 2005

Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar, 2008

Foundation (2008)
Intrigues (2010)
Changes (2011)

Changing the World: All New Tales of Valdemar (edited by mercedes Lackey) (2009)
Finding the Way and other tales of Valdemar (2010)

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Shadow Children

1. Among the Hidden (1998)*
2. Among the Imposters (2001)*
3. Among the Betrayed (2002)
4. Among the Barons (2003)
5. Among the Brave (2004)
6. Among The Enemy (2005)
7. Among the Free (2006

Debi Gliori

Pure Dead

1. Pure Dead Magic (read July, 2007)
Pure Dead Wicked (read Sept. 2007)
3. Pure Dead Brilliant
4. Deep Trouble aka Pure Dead Trouble
5. Deep Water aka Pure Dead Batty
6. Deep Fear aka Pure Dead Frozen

Colleen Gleason

Gardella Vampire Chronicles

1. The Rest Falls Away (read Sept, 2007)
2. Rises the Night (read Sept, 2007)
3. The Bleeding Dusk (read July 2008)
4. When Twilight Burns (read Nov. 2008)
5. As Shadows Fade

Libba Bray

Gemma Doyle

A Great and Terrible Beauty (read July 24, 2007)
Rebel Angels (read Aug 29, 2007)
The Sweet Far Thing (will be published on Dec, 2007)

Enid Blyton

Famous Five

1. Five On a Treasure Island*
2. Five Go Adventuring Again*
3. Five Run Away Together aka Five Run Away to Danger
4. Five Go to Smuggler's Top
5. Five Go Off in a Caravan
6. Five On Kirrin Island Again
7. Five Go Off to Camp aka Five on the Track of a Spook Train
8. Five Get Into Trouble aka Five Caught in a Treacherous Plot
9. Five Fall Into Adventure
10. Five On a Hike Together
11. Five Have a Wonderful Time
12. Five Go Down to the Sea
13. Five Go to Mystery Moor
14. Five Have Plenty of Fun
15. Five On a Secret Trail
16. Five Go to Billycock Hill
17. Five Get Into a Fix
18. Five On Finniston Farm
19. Five Go to Demon's Rocks
20. Five Have a Mystery to Solve
21. Five Are Together Again

Secret Seven

1. The Secret Seven* (read Aug. 2, 2007)
Secret Seven Adventure* (read Aug. 26, 2007)
3. Well Done Secret Seven
4. Secret Seven On the Trail* (read Nov, 2007)
5. Go Ahead Secret Seven
6. Good Work Secret Seven
7. Secret Seven Win Through
8. Three Cheers Secret Seven
9. Secret Seven Mystery* (read Sept, 2007)
10. Puzzle for the Secret Seven
11. Secret Seven Fireworks
12. Good Old Secret Seven
13. Shock for the Secret Seven
14. Look Out Secret Seven
15. Fun for the Secret Seven*

I probably read most (if not all!) of these as a child but I have no idea which ones. I'll consider these read but will be re-reading them.

John Bellairs

Lewis Barnavelt

1. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
2. The Figure in the Shadows
3. The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring

4. The Ghost in the Mirror
5. The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder
6. The Doom of the Haunted Opera
by Brad Strickland:
7. The Specter from the Magician's Museum
8. The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge
9. The Tower At the End of the World
10. The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost
12. The House Where Nobody Lived

Anthony Monday

1. The Dark Secret of Weatherend
2. The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
3. The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb
4. The Mansion in the Mist

Johnny Dixon

1. The Curse of the Blue Figurine
2. The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
3. The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull

4. The Eyes of the Killer Robot
5. The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost*
6. The Trolley to Yesterday
7. The Secret of the Underground Room
8. The Chessmen of Doom
9. The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie
by Brad Strickland
10. The Hand of the Necromancer
11. The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder
12. The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost

L. Frank Baum


1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz* (read Jan 2007)
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz aka The Land of Oz*
3. Ozma of Oz*
4. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz*
5. The Road to Oz*
6. The Emerald City of Oz*
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz*
8. Tik-Tok of Oz*
9. The Scarecrow of Oz*
10. Rinkitink in Oz*
11. The Lost Princess of Oz*
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz*
13. The Magic of Oz*
14. Glinda of Oz*
15. Little Wizard Stories of Oz*

Robert Barnard

Perry Trethowan

Sheer Torture aka Death by Sheer Torture* (read Mar. 2007)
Death and the Princess
The Missing Bronte aka The Case of the Missing Bronte
Death in Purple Prose aka The Cherry Blossom Corpse


Tales From Dimwood Forest

1. Poppy (read 1995, re-read Nov. 2007)
2. Poppy and Rye (read 1998, re-read Dec. 2007)
3. Ragweed

4. Ereth's Birthday* (read Oct. 2007)
5. Poppy's Return

Janet Asimov


Norby, the Mixed-up Robot*
Norby's Other Secret*

Norby and the Invaders
Norby and the Lost Princess
Norby and the Queen's Necklace
Norby Finds a Villain
Norby Through Time and Space
Robot for Hire
Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure
Norby Down to Earth
Norby and the Oldest Dragon
Norby and the Court Jester
Norby and the Terrified Taxi