Fifty Shades of Grey Books in Order: The Complete Reading Guide

The Fifty Shades of Grey book series is one of the most popular book series of all time so if you’re ready to dive in, I’ve got your complete guide to the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order.

Below you’ll find the first three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series as well as the three follow-up books in the Fifty Shades as Told by Christian series that continue the series from Christian’s point of view!

My recommended reading order is to first read the three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and then read the three books in the Fifty Shades as Told by Christian trilogy.

Check them all out below so you don’t miss a single book then be sure to visit my list of books like Fifty Shades of Grey for even more books to add to your TBR list!

Happy reading…because life is better with a love story.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Books in Order:

Fifty Shades of Grey as Told By Christian Books in Order:

Fifty Shades of Grey Books in Order With Descriptions:

Fifty Shades of Grey is book one in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Fifty Shades of Grey
by E L James

Fifty Shades Book 1

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Fifty Shades Darker is book two in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Fifty Shades Darker
by E L James

Fifty Shades Book 2

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

Fifty Shades Freed is book three in the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Fifty Shades Freed
by E L James

Fifty Shades Book 3

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

Fifty Shades of Grey As Told By Christian Books in Order With Descriptions:

Grey is book one in the Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Grey
by E L James

Fifty Shades as Told by Christian Book 1

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

Darker is book two in the Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Darker
by E L James

Fifty Shades as Told by Christian Book 2

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?

And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?

Freed is book three in the Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian book series. Get all the Fifty Shades of Grey books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Freed
by E L James

Fifty Shades as Told by Christian Book 3

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organize one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancée won’t vow to obey…

And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana’s defiant spirit continues to stir Christian’s darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgment threatens to tear them apart.

Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he’s discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana’s unconditional love?

Can Christian finally be freed?

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