J. K. Rowling Books: What Reading Order Is Best?

J. K Rowling is famous for her Harry Potter series of course, but you may not know she also has 3 books in an adult series using the pen name “Robert Galbriath”.

You have 2 choices for reading order for J.K. Rowlings Books:

  1. Read the Harry Potter series by publishing date. And, if you are a super fan you could read the related works too
  2. Or, skip all of them if they are not your thing and stick with her most recent work, starting with her Cormoran Strike Series

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) [Amazon]
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998) [Amazon]
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1999) [Amazon]
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) [Amazon]
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) [Amazon]
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005) [Amazon]
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) [Amazon]

Harry Potter Related Works:

This is a list of 4 books that J. K. Rowling has written that are mentioned in the stories in the Harry Potter’s series. She actually went ahead and wrote them and donates most of the proceeds to children’s charities.

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001) [Amazon]
    • Using pen name Newt Scamander
    • Mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  2. Quidditch Through the Ages (2001) [Amazon]
    • Using pen name Kennilworthy Whisp
    • Mentioned in several Harry Potter books
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) [Amazon]
    • Mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  4. Harry Potter prequel (2008) [Amazon]
    • 800 word untitled short story written for a charity event

J. K. Rowling’s Adult Fiction:

  1. The Casual Vacancy (2012) [Amazon]
  2. The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013) [Amazon]
    • Cormoran Strike Series #1
    • Using pen name Robert Galbraith
  3. The Silkworm (2014) [Amazon]
    • Cormoran Strike Series #1
    • Using pen name Robert Galbraith
  4. Career of Evil (2015) [Amazon]
    • Cormoran Strike Series #1
    • Using pen name Robert Galbraith

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of the order I have proposed?

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