Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Reading Order

Here is the reading order of all the Dresden-related novels, short stories, 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, but this list is close.

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

A Restoration of Faith”Macanally’s bub
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

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

13. Ghost Story
Novel, 2011

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

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 Story
Novella in Brief Cases, 2018

16. Peace Talks
Novel, 2020. Completed. Waiting for publication date.

“Christmas Eve”
Short Story, 2018 (Takes place after Peace Talks)

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

17. Mirror, Mirror
Novel, 2022?

18. Body Slam???
Novel, 2024?

19. Ferrovax???
Novel, 2026?

20. ??? (order of the black denarius book)
Novel, 2028?

21. ???
Novel, 2030?

*Big Apocalyptic Trilogy*
Novels, 2032-36?

22. Hell’s Bells
Novel

23. Stars and Stones
Novel

24. Empty Night
Novel

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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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