Terry Pratchett Books: What Reading Order Is Best?

First off, a bit of bad news. I’m sorry to say that Terry Pratchett died in March 2015.

The good news is, his discworld stories are amazing and you can enjoy them any time.

You have 2 choices when deciding on a reading order for discworld novels:

  1. By publishing date
  2. No order at all. Complete chaos

Reading them randomly actually kinda works because his stories are crazy, fun and chaotic and they are not part of a series, the characters are different in every book, but my preference is still to read Discworld novels by publishing date.

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Books By Publishing Date

  1. The Colour of Magic [1983]
  2. The Light Fantastic [1986]
  3. Equal Rites [1987]
  4. Mort [1987]
  5. Sourcery [1988]
  6. Wyrd Sisters [1988]
  7. Pyramids [1989]
  8. Guards! Guards! [1989]
  9. Eric [1990]
  10. Moving Pictures [1990]
  11. Reaper Man [1991]
  12. Witches Abroad [1991]
  13. Small Gods [1992]
  14. Lords and Ladies [1992]
  15. Men at Arms [1993]
  16. Soul Music [1994]
  17. Interesting Times [1994]
  18. Maskerade [1995]
  19. Feet of Clay [1996]
  20. Hogfather [1996]
  21. Jingo [1997]
  22. The Last Continent [1998]
  23. Carpe Jugulum [1998]
  24. The Fifth Elephant [1999]
  25. The Truth [2000]
  26. Thief of Time [2001]
  27. The Last Hero [2001]
  28. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents [2001]
  29. Night Watch [2002]
  30. The Wee Free Men [2003]
  31. Monstrous Regiment [2003]
  32. A Hat Full of Sky [2004]
  33. Going Postal [2004]
  34. Thud! [2005]
  35. Wintersmith [2006]
  36. Making Money [2007]
  37. Unseen Academicals [2009]
  38. I Shall Wear Midnight [2010]
  39. Snuff [2011]
  40. Raising Steam [2013]
  41. The Shepherd’s Crown [2015]

YOUR THOUGHTS?

Do you disagree? Are you a fan? Have you just begun reading the books? Which order is best?

Have your say in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Terry Pratchett Books: What Reading Order Is Best?

  1. I want to read the “Watch” novels in the order that they occur in Discworld ant when they were published. I am particularly interested in the one where Vimes is involved with the “Following Dark” but can’t remember which one it is. A little intro about each one like they put on the cover of the book would be greatly helpful. All of them are wonderful (I have read them several times) and I thank you for this info.

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