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John Grisham

Beginning with The Firm in 1991, John Grisham has published at least one #1 bestseller every year. His books have been translated into 45 languages and have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. Ten have been adapted to film, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and A Time To Kill. His Theodore Boone series for young readers is now in development at Netflix. An avid sports fan, he has written two novels about football, one about baseball, and in 2021 he published Sooley, a story set in...See more

Personality Profile For John Grisham

The following is a personality profile of John Grisham based on his work.

John Grisham is social and confident.

He is confident, he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, John Grisham is also calm-seeking: he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for modernity.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with achieving success: he makes decisions with little regard for how they show off his talents.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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John Grisham Books FAQs

John Grisham writes legal thrillers, mysteries, and variations on these themes. He's also penned a true-crime novel titled The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town and has a young adult series featuring the character and book title of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.

John Grisham has also written novels that, while still falling into the thriller books genre, take a different approach to the genre. One of his more recent titles, Sooley, departs from the law-firm-centric plots and lawyer main characters and follows a teenager traveling from South Sudan to the United States to play in a basketball tournament.

However, despite the departure from his normal theme, there's no denying the fact that Grisham brings his signature style to the story.

A large portion of John Grisham's books are standalone novels, and picking an order to read the books can be challenging. In our opinion, the best way to introduce yourself to books by John Grisham is The Firm. This title is Grisham's overall best-selling title and firmly establishes Grisham's mastery as a writer of suspense fiction books.

After reading The Firm, you should follow this list of the next books to read:

  1. A Time to Kill
  2. The Pelican Brief
  3. The Partner
  4. The Guardian
  5. The Rainmaker

Once you've become familiar with John Grisham's writing style, you'll find it easy to get into the serial novels. Start with the Jack Brigance series of books that includes:

  • A Time to Kill
  • Sycamore Row
  • A Time for Mercy
  • Sparring Partners

It seems like every time there's a new John Grisham book, it reaches the best-seller list. These are just some of his all-time best-sellers:

  • The Firm
  • The Guardians
  • The Litigators
  • The Racketeer
  • The Testament
  • A Time to Kill
  • The Judge's List
  • The Pelican Brief
  • The Client
  • The Rainmaker

The new John Grisham book that was most recently published is The Boys from Biloxi, which was preceded by Sooley. This legal thriller follows two boys who grew up as friends but find themselves in a courtroom showdown.

The next John Grisham book awaiting publication is The Exchange, a follow-up book to The Firm and centers on the Mitch McDeere character. .

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