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Which John Grisham Book Should You Read First?

The name John Grisham is synonymous with absorbing legal thrillers. He’s the author of over forty books, which have sold a collective 275 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 42 languages. With that many books in print, it may be a little difficult to know where to start reading John Grisham’s books. Because he tends to write standalone thrillers that can be read out of publication order, so we’ve created this handy guide with a few entry points into Grisham’s impressive backlist.

 

If you want to start at the very beginning…

If you want to start with a bestseller…

If you want to keep up on the latest John Grisham thriller…

If you’re in the mood for a true-crime read…



 

If you’re in the mood for something other than a legal thriller…

If you want a humorous read…

If you’re a young reader (or young at heart)…

Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. She loves dark mysteries and iced coffee, and can usually be found with a book in one hand and a pen in the other. Follow her @TirzahPrice.