Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Reading Order

Here is the reading order of all the Dresden-related novels, short stories, micro-fiction, and graphic novels (those that do not simply repeat the novels), all within the chronology of the Dresden-verse. Some issues with a couple graphic novels chronology , but this list is best.

“A Fistful of Warlocks”
Short Story in Brief Cases, 2017

A Restoration of Faith
Short story in Side Jobs, 2002

Welcome to the Jungle
Graphic novel, 2008

1. Storm Front
Novel, 2000

2. Fool Moon
Novel, 2001

Ghoul Goblin
Graphic novel, 2013

B Is for Bigfoot”
Short story in Brief Cases, 2012

3. Grave Peril
Novel, 2001

4. Summer Knight
Novel, 2002

5. Death Masks
Novel, 2003

“Vignette”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2002

6. Blood Rites
Novel, 2004

7. Dead Beat
Novel, 2005

“I Was a Teenage Bigfoot”
Short story in Brief Cases, 2011

War Cry
Graphic novel, 2014

“Something Borrowed”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2006

8. Proven Guilty
Novel, 2006

“AAAA Wizardry”
Short Story in Brief Cases, 2010

9. White Night
Novel, 2007

Down Town
Graphic novel, 2015

“It’s My Birthday, Too”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2007

Wild Card
Graphic Novel, 2016

“Heorot”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2007

“Mike”
Micro-fiction, 2020

10. Small Favor
Novel, 2008

Dog Men
Graphic novel, 2017

“Day Off” 
Short story in Side Jobs, 2008

“Backup” Thomas story
Short story in Side Jobs, 2008

“Warrior”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2009

“Curses” Chicago Cubs Story
Short story in Brief Cases, 2011

“Last Call” McAnally’s Pub Story
Short story in Side Jobs, 2009

11. Turn Coat
Novel, 2009

“Bigfoot on Campus”
Short story in Brief Cases, 2012

“Even Hand” Marcone Story
Short story in Brief Cases, 2010

“Love Hurts”
Short story in Side Jobs, 2010

12. Changes
Novel, 2010

“Aftermath” Karrin Story
Short story in Side Jobs, 2010

“Journal” (Takes place during Turn Coat, but has spoilers for Changes)
Micro-fiction, 2020

13. Ghost Story
Novel, 2011

“Bombshells” Molly Story
Short story in Brief Cases, 2013

“Goodbye” (concurrent with the ending of Changes)
Micro-fiction, 2020

14. Cold Days
Novel, 2012

“Cold Case” Molly Story
Short story in Brief Cases, 2016

15. Skin Game
Novel, 2014

“Jury Duty”
Short story in Brief Cases, 2015

“Day One” Butters Story
Short Story in Brief Cases, 2016

“Zoo Day” Maggie and Mouse Story
Novella in Brief Cases, 2018

“Job Placement”
Micro-fiction, 2020

“Everything the Light Touches”(Mister story)
Micro-fiction, 2020

16. Peace Talks
Novel, July 14, 2020. [Pre-order now!]
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17. Battle Ground [Pre-order now!]
Novel, September 29, 2020
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“Christmas Eve”
Short Story, 2018

“Monsters” Goodman Grey Story
Short Story in Parallel Worlds, 2019

18. Mirror, Mirror???
Novel, 2022?

19. Body Slam???
Novel, 2024?

20. ???
Novel, 2026? (Order of the Black Denarius book)

21. Ferrovax???
Novel, 2028?

*BIG APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY*

22. Hell’s Bells
Novel, 2030

23. Stars and Stones
Novel, 2032

24. Empty Night
Novel, 2034

*****

2 thoughts on “Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Reading Order

  1. Kim

    Thanks for this list! I wanted to read the series in chronological order but it’s hard to find lists that organize them and include the comics and short stories. The only issue is Dog Men. It’s after Wild Card, isn’t it? One of the things I’ve seen from it has Harry having a nightmare about Puck, the villain from Wild Card. Unless he’s started having prophetic dreams, Dog Men’s place in this list is wrong.

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