Ranking Every John Grisham Book

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Note: This has been updated since its initial publication in 2013 to include the latest releases and some of the order has been changed since then as well.

John Grisham is one of the most successful authors in modern history. He was the top-selling writer of the 1990s, with his titles taking five of the top ten spots during that decade, including numbers one (The Pelican Brief), two (The Client), five (The Firm), nine (The Chamber), and ten (The Runaway Jury). His success continued into the new millennium, penning the best-selling book of 2000 (The Brethren), 2005 (The Broker), 2008 (The Appeal), and 2011 (The Litigators), and others that finished in the top five in eight other years, including taking spots two and three in 2001.

Excluding the Theodore Boone series for children and a few Kindle singles, John Grisham has released thirty-eight books — thirty-six novels, one collection of short stories and one work of non-fiction. Since I have loved his work (to varying degrees) for years — flaws and all — I decided to rank them.

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