Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Songs of the Humpback Whale||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Harvesting the Heart||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Picture Perfect||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mercy||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Pact||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Keeping Faith||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Plain Truth||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Salem Falls||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Perfect Match||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Second Glance||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|My Sister's Keeper||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Vanishing Acts||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Tenth Circle||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Nineteen Minutes||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Change of Heart||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Handle with Care||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|House Rules||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sing You Home||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lone Wolf||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Between the Lines||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Storyteller||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Leaving Time||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Off the Page||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Small Great Things||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Stories
|The Color War||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Larger Than Life||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shine||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Leaving Home||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Jodi Picoult Reader's Companion||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Plays
Publication Order of Wonder Woman Graphic Novels
Jodi Picoult Biography:
There are many great authors in the world. There are those that paint a story with words, and can make even the most uninterested reader because a bookworm. Some authors have the magic touch that makes them prolific wonders, but there is no author that is as fascinating and heartwarming as author Jodi Picoult. Picoult has sold over 14 million copies of her wonderful, emotional books, and in 2003 she was acknowledged for her hard work and awarded the prestigious New England Bookseller award. This is all you would want to know about Jodi, her life, and her fantastic books.
In The Beginning
Jodi Picoult was born and raised in Nesconset, Rhode Island. She was born on May 19, 1966 and was given the full name Jodi Lynn Picoult. The oldest of two children, she has a younger brother. When Jodi was only 13 years of age, she and her family moved to New Hampshire. As for her religion, Jodi has said that she and her family are Jewish, but they do not do any Jewish practices. She was a great student in her school years, and even graduated in 1987 from one of the best Ivy League schools; Harvard.
Her Path To Writing
Jodi has told many people, which was confirmed by her mother, that she had been writing ever since she could remember. She said her first story that she had written was when she was five years of age, and the title was “The Lobster Which Misunderstood”. As she grew older, she found herself drawn to writing and continued to write. Jodi also had two short stories published through the teenage girl’s magazine, seventeen magazine, while attending Harvard University. It wasn’t until sometime later that her first full length novel would be published through a publishing company.
Before Picoult started her career, she had a few other jobs she worked at while trying to get her writing career to take off. In 1987, when she graduated from college, Jodi landed a job working at Wall Street. She worked with Wall Street until the crash of 1987. After that, she ended up doing copywriting jobs for ads, taught creative writing at a posh private school, and even had a job at a textbook publishing company in Massachusetts. In fact, it wasn’t until after her first child was born that she had her first full-length novel published.
Her Personal Life
Picoult has a rather private life. She likes to live a normal, anonymous life with her loved ones. However, there are basic facts that she lets her fans know of. Jodi has been married for the last twenty-five years. In 1989, she married her college sweetheart, Timothy Warren Van Leer. Together, they have three sons named Kyle, Sammy, and Jake. The family lives in New Hampshire, and they have numerous pets. The family lives in Hanover, where they happily raise their kids and run after their numerous pets that range from a couple dogs to a donkey.
All About Her Books
Picoult has been writing novels since 1992, right after her first son was born. She has written a total of twenty-two books. She has made it on the New York Times Best-Seller list at least five times. Picoult wrote her first novel, which she had published, in 1992, called “Songs of the Humpback Whale”. Her latest book, which was published last year, is called “The Storyteller”. Jodi’s books are emotional, heartwarming, and can be described only as an emotional rollercoaster at best. She is currently working on another book to be published in the near future.
Picoult’s Most Loved Books
Though Picoult has written twenty-two books to date, there are a certain number that are favorites among fans and avid book readers in general. These books have landed her on the New York Times Best-seller list, and have sold thousands of copies to date. The names of these books include My Sister’s Keeper (2004), Nineteen Minutes (2007), The Tenth Circle (2006), Plain Truth (2000), Change of Heart (2008) and Handle With Care (2009). These books are the ones that fans have chosen to be the best books that Picoult has written, and some of these, prominently My Sister’s Keeper, has shown up on the New York Times Best-seller list.
Recurring Characters In Picoult’s Books
Picoult has a tendency to bring back characters in certain books. Some of these characters have become well known and much loved by readers. A number of characters that Picoult has written show up in at least two or three books. Some of these characters include Jordan, Thomas, and Selena McAfee, who are featured in The Pact (1998) and Salem Falls (2001). Other recurring characters are Ian Fletcher (Keeping the Faith, Change of Heart), Nina Frost (Perfect Match, Nineteen Minutes) and Peter Houghton (Nineteen Minutes, House Rules), just to name a few.
Interesting Fact About Jodi Picoult
Jodi wrote several comics centering everyone’s favorite female superhero, Wonder Woman. She wrote issues #6 to #10 of Wonder Woman in 2007. Her Wonder Woman comics weren’t very highly rated, but among comic fans, they seemed to be pretty well liked. On a rating scale of one to five stars, Jodi Picoult’s Wonder Woman comics were a 3.5. After she wrote the last Wonder Woman comic in August of 2007, she went back to working on her novels, and released several best sellers from 2008 to 2010.
Several Books Turned Movies
Jodi Picoult have had several of her bestselling novels turned in to movies, usually played through Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN). Some of these movies include My Sister’s Keeper, The Tenth Circle, and Change of Heart. The movies follow the premise of the book nearly word by word, and have been just as critically acclaimed as the novels that Piccoult had created.
Jodi Piccoult has had an incredible career, penning books that have been featured as number one on the New York Time’s bestseller list. As she continues to write her novels, she continues to be a fan favorite and has a large fan following. It is no wonder that she has become well liked over the years, and why she continues to publish hit after hit. For more on Jodi, you can visit her website. Pick up her latest book now!Book Series In Order » Authors » Jodi Picoult