John Grisham's books include legal thrillers, short stories, nonfiction and even some young adult books. This list includes all his published books, showing how Grisham branched out from legal stories over the years.
1989 - A Time to Kill - Grisham's first novel, a legal thriller, dealt with race issues in the South. 1991 - The Firm - The Firm increased in popularity when it was turned into a movie starring Tom Cruise. 1992 - The Pelican Brief - With The Pelican Brief through The Brethren, Grisham continued to produce legal thrillers at the rate of about one per year, tapping into his experience as a lawyer in Mississippi to create characters who faced moral dilemmas and dangerous situations.
1993 - The Client
1994 - The Chamber
1995 - The Rainmaker
1996 - The Runaway Jury
1997 - The Partner
1998 - The Street Lawyer
1999 - The Testament
2000 - The Brethren
2001 - A Painted House - Grisham took a break from legal stories with A Painted House, a small town mystery.
2001 - Skipping Christmas - This novel about a family that decides to skip Christmas was turned into a movie, Christmas with the Kranks.
2002 - The Summons - Grisham returned to the genre his fans love, legal thrillers. 2003 - The King of Torts - legal thriller
2003 - Bleachers - Bleachers is the first sports novel Grisham wrote and tells the story of a high school football star returning to his home town after his coach dies.
2004 - The Last Juror - legal thriller
2005 - The Broker - legal thriller
2006 - The Innocent Man - This nonfiction book about an innocent man on death row features an issue that is important to Grisham.
2007 - Playing for Pizza - Grisham's second sports novel is about an American playing football in Italy. 2008 - The Appeal - legal thriller
2009 - The Associate - legal thriller
2009 - Ford County - This collection of short stories takes place in the same location as Grisham's first novel, A Time to Kill.
2010 - Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer - Grisham's Theodore Boone books are middle grade novels about a kid lawyer. This is the first in the series.
2010 - The Confession - legal thriller
2011 - Theodore Boone: The Abduction
2011 - The Litigators - legal thriller
2012 - Theodore Boone: The Accused
2012 - Calico Joe - Calico Joe is a baseball and family story.
2012 - The Racketeer - legal thriller
2013 - Theodore Boone: The Activist
2013 - Sycamore Row - This is the sequel to A Time to Kill, one of Grisham's most beloved novels