Discworld Reading Order

What’s in the Discworld Reading Order?


While there are many recommended ways to read the Discworld series, written by the late Terry Pratchett, I prefer the chronological approach. There are mostly standalone novels in the Discworld series, but some of them do tie together. What follows is the Discworld series in chronological order as best as I can place it. There are some short stories that may or may not be in the correct place.

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#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1RincewindBuyThe Colour of MagicNovelTerry Pratchett1983
2RincewindBuyThe Light FantasticNovelTerry Pratchett1986
3RincewindBuySourceryNovelTerry Pratchett1988
4RincewindBuyEricNovelTerry Pratchett1990
5RincewindBuyInteresting TimesNovelTerry Pratchett1994
6RincewindBuyTroll BridgeShort StoryTerry Pratchett1992Printed in After the King: Stories in honour of J. R. R. Tolkien
7RincewindBuyThe Last ContinentNovelTerry Pratchett1998
8RincewindBuyThe Last HeroComicTerry Pratchett2001
9RincewindBuyUnseen AcademicalsNovelTerry Pratchett2009
10RincewindA Collegiate Casting-out of Devilish DevicesShort StoryTerry Pratchett2005
11WitchesBuyEqual RitesNovelTerry Pratchett1987
12WitchesBuyWyrd SistersNovelTerry Pratchett1988
13WitchesBuyWitches AbroadNovelTerry Pratchett1991
14WitchesBuyLords and LadiesNovelTerry Pratchett1992
15WitchesBuyMaskeradeNovelTerry Pratchett1995
16WitchesBuyCarpe JugulumNovelTerry Pratchett1998
17WitchesBuyThe Sea and Little FishiesShort StoryTerry Pratchett1998Collected in Legends anthology.
18WitchesBuyThe Wee Free MenYA NovelTerry Pratchett2003
19WitchesBuyThe Amazing Maurice and his Educated RodentsYA NovelTerry Pratchett2001
20WitchesBuyA Hat Full of SkyYA NovelTerry Pratchett2004
21WitchesBuyWintersmithYA NovelTerry Pratchett2006
22WitchesBuyI Shall Wear MidnightYA NovelTerry Pratchett2010
23WitchesBuyThe Shepherd's CrownYA NovelTerry Pratchett2015
24Ancient CivilizationsBuyPyramidsNovelTerry Pratchett1989
25Ancient CivilizationsBuySmall GodsNovelTerry Pratchett1992
26Ancient CivilizationsDeath and What Comes NextShort StoryTerry Pratchett2002
27DeathBuyMortNovelTerry Pratchett1987
28DeathBuyReaper ManNovelTerry Pratchett1991
29DeathBuySoul MusicNovelTerry Pratchett1994
30DeathBuyHogfatherNovelTerry Pratchett1996
31DeathBuyThief of TimeNovelTerry Pratchett2001
32WatchBuyGuards! Guards!NovelTerry Pratchett1989
33WatchBuyMen at ArmsNovelTerry Pratchett1993
34WatchTheatre of CrueltyShort StoryTerry Pratchett1993
35WatchBuyFeet of ClayNovelTerry Pratchett1996
36WatchBuyJingoNovelTerry Pratchett1997
37WatchBuyThe Fifth ElephantNovelTerry Pratchett1999
38WatchBuyNight WatchNovelTerry Pratchett2002
39WatchBuyThud!NovelTerry Pratchett2005
40WatchBuySnuffNovelTerry Pratchett2011
41WatchBuyWhere's my Cow?Junior NovelTerry Pratchett2005
42WatchBuyThe World of PooJunior NovelTerry Pratchett2012
43Industrial RevolutionBuyMoving PicturesNovelTerry Pratchett1990
44Industrial RevolutionBuyThe TruthNovelTerry Pratchett2000
45Industrial RevolutionBuyMonstrous RegimentNovelTerry Pratchett2003
46Industrial RevolutionBuyGoing PostalNovelTerry Pratchett2004
47Industrial RevolutionBuyMaking MoneyNovelTerry Pratchett2007
48Industrial RevolutionBuyRaising SteamNovelTerry Pratchett2013

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