20 Best John Grisham Books in 2022

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  • John Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller. He’s written 28 number-one bestselling novels.
  • You’ll find his 20 best books below, according to their Goodreads ratings.
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If you think of a heart-pumping legal thriller, you probably picture John Grisham, one of the most successful authors in modern history.

Since his debut novel, “A Time to Kill,” earned him mainstream popularity, Grisham has written dozens of courtroom thrillers  — including 28 consecutive number-one fiction bestsellers. “The Firm,” Grisham’s second book, once spent 47 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. And, for the next two decades, he was the author of one of the 10 bestselling novels of the year. 

Below, you’ll find Grisham’s 20 most unmissable books, ranked by Goodreads readers. It’s worth noting that this list is ranked by rating, so sequels may be out of chronological order. Beware of unwanted spoilers, and if you’re looking for the most recent book, check out Grisham’s 2022 novel, “Sparring Partners.”

The 20 best John Grisham books, ranked by their Goodreads ratings: 

Descriptions provided by Amazon and lightly edited for clarity and length.

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