Dresden Files Reading Order

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Jim Butcher has written a lot of stuff, but he’s most well known for the wizard detective, Harry Dresden. Experience the series that defined much of modern urban fantasy in chronological order. This is the Dresden Files reading order.

What’s on the Dresden Files Reading Order?

The Dresden Files reading order takes all of the books, short stories, and comics from author Jim Butcher, and places them in chronological order. While the main series occurs in the books, there are several short stories and graphic novels that flesh out the story. All of these stories are written by Jim Butcher (sometimes in collaboration).

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Where to Start?

While most of the Dresden stories have self-contained stories, there is a narrative thread that connects them all, so we definitely recommend starting with the first novel Storm Front. The prequel material is fine if you want to read that first, but it’s not necessary.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1A Fistful of WarlocksShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
2Restoration of FaithShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
3Welcome to the JungleGraphic NovelJim Butcher2008-10-14Dresden Files
4Storm FrontNovelJim Butcher2000-04-01Dresden Files
5Storm Front, Vol. 1: The Gathering StormGraphic NovelJim Butcher2009-06-02Dresden Files
6Storm Front, Vol. 2: MaelstromGraphic NovelJim Butcher2011-02-15Dresden Files
7Fool MoonNovelJim Butcher2001-01-01Dresden Files
8Fool Moon, Vol. 1Graphic NovelJim Butcher2011-11-22Dresden Files
9Fool Moon, Vol. 2Graphic NovelJim Butcher2013-07-23Dresden Files
10Ghoul GoblinGraphic NovelJim Butcher2013-11-20Dresden Files
11B is for BigfootShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
12Grave PerilNovelJim Butcher2001-09-01Dresden Files
13Summer KnightNovelJim Butcher2002-09-03Dresden Files
14Death MasksNovelJim Butcher2003-08-05Dresden Files
15Blood RitesNovelJim Butcher2004-08-02Dresden Files
16Dead BeatNovelJim Butcher2005-05-03Dresden Files
17War CryGraphic NovelJim Butcher2014-10-29Dresden Files
18Something BorrowedShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
19I Was a Teenage BigfootShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
20Proven GuiltyNovelJim Butcher2006-05-02Dresden Files
21AAAA WizardryShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
22
White NightNovelJim Butcher2007-04-03Dresden Files
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Down TownGraphic NovelJim Butcher2015-09-30Dresden Files
24It's My Birthday TooShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
25HeorotShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
26Small FavorNovelJim Butcher2008-04-01Dresden Files
27Day OffShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
28BackupShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
29The WarriorShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
30Last CallShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
31CursesShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
32Wild CardGraphic NovelJim Butcher2016-10-12Dresden Files
33Dog MenGraphic NovelJim Butcher2018-02-14Dresden Files
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Turn CoatNovelJim Butcher2009-04-07Dresden Files
35Even HandShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
36Love HurtsShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
37Bigfoot on CampusShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
38ChangesNovelJim Butcher2010-04-06Dresden Files
39AftermathShort StoryJim Butcher2010-10-26Dresden FilesCollected in Side Jobs
40Ghost StoryNovelJim Butcher2011-07-26Dresden Files
41BombshellsShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
42Cold DaysNovelJim Butcher2012-11-27Dresden Files
43Cold CaseShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
44Jury DutyShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
45Skin GameNovelJim Butcher2014-05-27Dresden Files
46Day OneShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
47Zoo DayShort StoryJim Butcher2018-06-05Dresden FilesCollected in Brief Cases
48Peace TalksNovelJim Butcher2020-07-14Dresden Files
49Battle GroundNovelJim Butcher2020-09-29Dresden Files