Twilight Reading Order

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Not even Stephenie Meyer could have predicted the insane popularity that her Twilight saga would achieve. It not only launched a franchise, but popularized a genre of supernatural romance. While the Twilight reading order is not complex, it is worth looking at. We hope you enjoy.

What is in the Twilight Reading Order?

Like it or not, the Twilight books have reached an unprecedented level of popularity. This Twilight reading order takes all of the books and films and places them in chronological order. It also includes a short novella that Stephenie Meyer added, and an alternate, gender-swapped version of the first book.

However, these books and films make up the bulk of the Twilight story canon, and it doesn’t look like there will be many additions (if any) in the near future. As with many of our timelines, we recommend you start at the beginning with this one, though you can watch the films between reading the novels if you want.

Don’t forget to let us know if you see something out of place, or have something you’d like to add to the timeline. And if you liked this timeline, you might like some of our others, such as our Kurtherian universe timeline. Thank you, and enjoy.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1TwilightNovelStephanie Meyer2005-10-05Twilight
2Twilight (film)FilmCatherine Hardwicke2008-11-21Twilight
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1Graphic NovelStephanie Meyer2010-03-16Twilight
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2Graphic NovelStephanie Meyer2011-10-11Twilight
5Midnight SunNovelStephanie Meyer2020-08-04TwilightSame story as Twilight but from Edward's point of view.
6New MoonNovelStephanie Meyer2006-08-21Twilight
New Moon (film)FilmChris Weitz2009-11-20Twilight
New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1Graphic NovelStephanie Meyer2013-04-30Twilight
9EclipseNovelStephanie Meyer2007-08-07Twilight
10Eclipse (film)FilmDavid Slade2010-06-30Twilight
11The Short Second Life of Bree TannerNovellaStephanie Meyer2010-06-05Twilight
12Breaking DawnNovelStephanie Meyer2008-08-02Twilight
13Breaking Dawn, Part 1FilmBill Condon2011-11-18Twilight
14Breaking Dawn, Part 2FilmBill Condon2012-11-16Twilight
15Life and Death: Twilight ReimaginedNovelStephanie Meyer2015-10-06TwilightThis is an alternate reality where the roles of the main characters are gender swapped.