David Baldacci books..there are 36! Where do I start? Which one is “the best”?David Baldacci books…..there are 36! Where do I start? Which one is “the best”? Corin #recommend
I really enjoyed Wish You Well.
I loved the King & Maxwell series
I like the Amos Decker series.
4-5? Story lines with characters. My first read was the camel club and I was hooked
I liked the Camel Club series and John Puller series.
The Camel Club series is great.
I started with memory man and that series is still my favorite.
Memory man is the book with the Amos Decker character.
Love the Memory Man series.
John Puller books
Camel Club series.
I’ve read a couple, but the one I read first still sticks in my mind. “The Winner”. I guess it was wishful thinking on my part that I might be so lucky. It was a very exciting read and led me to read others written by him.
Loved that one too!!!
I like most all of his books !
Tough choice, maybe the decker series. I think there are 4 books in that one.
Wish you Well.
Wish You Well and A Painted House are very good, however not lawyer books, just good novels. A Time to Kill is my favourite one of those.
@Kathleen A Time to Kill is John Grisham’s first novel (still excellent, though!)
Painted House is Grisham also.
Glad I am not the only one who gets those two authors’ books mixed up! Throw in a little Scott Turow and I am really a confused mess!
@Kristin my favorite Grisham book!
My favorite Grisham book was The Firm. Couldn’t put it down. The movie was actually pretty good, but enjoyed the book much more.
Yep, sorry! Momentary brain freeze….thanks for the correction.
Wish You Well is actually the only one I’ve read.
Start at the beginning – Absolute Power!
Camel club series
I have enjoyed every one I have read or listened to. Check out his Wish You Well and charity.
His books are so exciting that one could not say which one to start first just read and enjoy. There was not one I did not enjoy. I heard an interview on c span with him, quite interesting.
The Winner was my first! I loved it!
Absolute Power is one of my all time most favorite books. It was also made into a movie. Other Baldacci favorites are (1) Winner (2) Wish You Well (3) True Blue (4) Hit
Mine too. Loved it.
I loved all of them!
Wish You Well
I started with Camel Club series and loved it. His stand alone novels are great too, but I really enjoy all of his series.
I started with the camel club as well and loved them
Stand alones: Absolute Power, Wish you Well, The Christmas Train…series: Camel Club, Will Robie, Amos Decker…he even has a YA series, Jane Vega which is also very good. He’s a very good author!
The Will Robie series drew me in. Amos Decker is good as well.
love the Will Robie series
I second the Camel Club and also his new one with Amos Decker the Memory Man
Try to read the Camel Club in order if publication date
I read them in order of publication date. Sometimes straying and reading the series instead if they were out of order
Absolute Power was the first one, and I LOVED it as well as the others. Start with that one.
The Camel Club
I liked all his earlier ones,
Not a fan of his but reading is subjective
My fave could be your least fave
yeah !! with all due respect , maybe you shouldn’t begin !!
Aren’t they all exactly the same books pretty much?
I can’t read him,too much like a formula book and predictable.
I like the King and Maxwell books.
Camel Club series
My favorite is still “Total Control” followed by “The Camel Club”.
I try to read the books of an author in the order they were published to keep track.
I started with The Camel Club and have down through the years, read them all. He doesn’t disappoint!
After you have read one or two read Wish You Well
Pick one of the series and read them in order. I have read both Amos Decker and King and Maxwell series and enjoyed all. Still plan to read the others when I get a chance.
Loved the King & Maxwell series best, read them in order
Best were Absolute Power, different from the movie, and The Winner, Christmas Train and Wish you Well. I have read them all. He is a nice guy, met him 2x at readings
My favorites are The Camel Club series, starting with The Camel Club.
I love all of his stuff. I just finished Simple Truth. Always so exciting!
I love everything he’s written, especially Memory Man.
The Winner and then the Camel Club series- my favorites and I have read all his books except the newest ones.
I agree, I like the Camel Club series.
I stopped reading him when he stopped writing about the camel club.
My favorite is “The Camel ClubL.
I liked the Camel Club too! Interesting characters and story lines.
Yep. Start with this!
Yes yes he is great
I love them all!
I love love Amos Decker Memory Man is a good place to start but David Baldacci is a great author
The Camel Club
Yes loved the entire series
The King & Maxwell series is my favorite from him
All his book’s are good
Start at the very beginning a very good place to start. Sorry, i thought I heard Julie Andrews singing. ?
All of them!!!
Enjoyed Absolute Power and The Winner
I’ve only read Wish You Well. It was good.
They are all good! He has several series, so I would start at the beginning of any of them. But one of my favorites is The Winner. Not in a series. First one of his books I read and I was hooked!
I love The Winner! An old one but a fantastic story. Would make a great movie if they did it right.
I do Baldacci on audio in the car. They are terrific. Usually more than one reader which makes it more exciting
All good but a good place to start is the Camel Club.
I usually start at the beginning
“The Winner” is my favorite.
The camel club
Love Baldacci! I’d start at the beginning. And, like it’s been said, he does have a few series. So the beginning is best! Enjoy!
I love Baldacci too! But what caught my attention about your post is your last name! My maiden name is Dye!
@Janice really? I’m from Southwest Virginia, I married a Dye, there are many of them in this area!
@Cindy I’m from Georgia! It’s always great to meet “kin”! ?
@Janice yes it is ?
My husband and I both enjoy his books!
I loved Wish you Well ! Such a sweet read !!
The Camel Club is a good beginning of series Absolute Power was a wonderful BOOK.
King and Maxwell books
What Paula said… and then the Amos Decker series.
Let’s start at the very beginning…?
A very good place to start.
I love this author. Read the synopses of the various books and decide what interests you. I loved all of them.
The Christmas Train
The Camel Club books and Wish You Well.
Camel Club is awesome.
All are good!
The Camel Club
I liked the Memory Man series.
Wish You Well is good rainy day reading for all ages. Very quick.
Thank you everyone! Based on your responses, I can’t go wrong with any of his books!? I found out last week that he’s coming to my school next month…..so I need to get reading asap?
Alan Gratz came to my middle school years ago. I had no clue who he was. He did a presentation on two books at a time and asked the kids to choose the path. The kids picked Prisoner B-3087. Needless to say I went to my Country Bookstore after school and got a copy. Maybe see what he presents and decide from there…just a thought.
What!?! How did you get him! I love hearing him speak! He’s funny!!
I didn’t. He’s friends with someone on our PTA and he’s speaking at night for part of our Read-A-Thon fundraiser. I know……INCREDIBLE! And Alan Gratz is coming to RR the same week, but the parent-teen book club filled up in a day? I’ll have to be very nice to Rachel next Sunday?
I love the “Memory Man” series!
I really love Baldacci’s work. I am really a murder mystery fanatic reader. My goal for 2019 is to read something other than mystery at least every 10th book! My son has turned me onto Anthony Trollop, so I will try to continue with him.