Halo has been Microsoft’s premiere shooter for decades, spawning stories across many branches of media. The massive success of the games spawned numerous TV shows, spinoff games, books, and comics that have been released since 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved. The cool thing about the books is they’re considered canon to the games, expanding the franchise’s lore.
Consistency is tricky, though, with such a vast network of multimedia content. 343 Industries sought to resolve consistency problems by connecting the books with the games. Knowing where to start amongst the nine series of books and numerous stand-alone novellas can be pretty intimidating. So, that’s what this list is for. Below are three different recommended orders to read the Halo books: release date, by series, and chronologically. Without further ado, here are all 34 Halo books and the best orders to read them in.