Welcome to Reading Orders! If you've ever wanted to read or watch something in the actual order in which the events happened in the story, this is your site. Each of our timelines organises the unruly business of sequels and prequels and all the rest into a single coherent order, and shows it to you in an easy to follow fashion.

The Middle Earth Legendarium Reading Order

The Middle Earth Legendarium Reading Order

The classic works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in order of their internal chronology.
The Clancy of the Overflow Reading Order

The Clancy of the Overflow Reading Order

The surprising tale of one of Australia’s best known poetic characters.
The Alien Chronology

The Alien Chronology

The canonical films of the Alien franchise.
The Scarlet Traces Reading Order

The Scarlet Traces Reading Order

Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s excellent adaptation and sequels to H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”.
The World of Black Hammer Reading Order

The World of Black Hammer Reading Order

Jeff Lemire’s brilliant reimagining of classic superhero tropes.
The Amalgam Universe Reading Order

The Amalgam Universe Reading Order

A universe where every character is a merger of a DC character and a Marvel character. An amalgam, one might say…
The Expanse Reading Order

The Expanse Reading Order

Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck’s epic space opera series.
The Gotham Chronology

The Gotham Chronology

The story of Bruce Wayne and Gotham City between his parent’s murder and becoming the Batman.
The X-Men Viewing Order

The X-Men Viewing Order

The most chronologically confusing film timeline ever.
The Mad Max Chronology

The Mad Max Chronology

A few years from now…
The Discworld Reading Order

The Discworld Reading Order

Terry Pratchett’s magnum opus: one of the best, and definitely the funniest, fantasy series of all time.
The Marvel Universe Reading Order

The Marvel Universe Reading Order

Earth 616. The main Marvel Universe.
The Monkeyverse Reading Order

The Monkeyverse Reading Order

Earth 8101 in the Marvel Multiverse, the Monkeyverse. Just like Marvel Zombies, only with non-human primates and really horrible puns.
The Guild Chronology

The Guild Chronology

Felicia Day’s breakthru – and hilarious – webseries.
The Carrigerverse Reading Order

The Carrigerverse Reading Order

The various connected stories of Gail Carriger’s steampunk fantasy world.
The New 52 Universe

The New 52 Universe

In 2011, DC decided – yet again – to reboot its universe.