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James Bond Books In Order (Full List)

James Bond is a series of 14 books by Ian Fleming. The first book published in the series is For Your Eyes Only in 1960. Here is a complete list of James Bond books in order.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. For Your Eyes Only (1960)

"Never send a man where you can send a bullet."

"For Your Eyes Only" by Ian Fleming takes James Bond on a thrilling collection of short stories as he tackles espionage, vengeance, and international crime. Brace yourself for high-stakes adventures packed with Fleming's signature style and Bond's cunning wit.

  • πŸ“‡ 182 Pages
  • πŸ“ 45,500 - 54,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

2. Thunderball (1961)

"It’s just that I’d rather die of drink than of thirst."

In Ian Fleming's Thunderball, Agent 007 is sent on a thrilling mission to the Bahamas to prevent a global catastrophe as he battles against an organization hell-bent on nuclear blackmail. Danger, suspense, and the irresistible charm of James Bond come alive in this gripping espionage adventure.

  • πŸ“‡ 258 Pages
  • πŸ“ 64,500 - 77,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

3. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)

"Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin."

In "The Spy Who Loved Me" by Ian Fleming, delve into the thrilling world of espionage as protagonist James Bond uncovers an intricate web of betrayal and lust. Danger lurks around every corner in this heart-pounding spy adventure.

  • πŸ“‡ 198 Pages
  • πŸ“ 49,500 - 59,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)

"When the odds are hopeless, when all seems to be lost, then is the time to be calm, to make a show of authority - at least of indifference."

In Ian Fleming's thrilling espionage novel, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", James Bond risks it all as he infiltrates a sinister criminal organization and falls in love, proving that even secret agents are not immune to the power of love and loyalty.

  • πŸ“‡ 359 Pages
  • πŸ“ 89,750 - 107,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

5. You Only Live Twice (1964)

"I've found that one must try and teach people that there's no top limit to disaster - that, so long as breath remains in your body, you've got accept the miseries of life. They will often seem infinite, insupportable. They are part of the human condition."

In Ian Fleming's thrilling espionage masterpiece "You Only Live Twice," James Bond embarks on a mission to infiltrate a secretive Japanese organization, leading him to face formidable foes and testing the limits of his courage, cunning, and loyalty.

  • πŸ“‡ 214 Pages
  • πŸ“ 53,500 - 64,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

6. Man With The Golden Gun (1965)

"One dreams all day as well as all night."

In the thrilling final installment of Ian Fleming's iconic James Bond series, "Man With The Golden Gun," 007 faces his most formidable opponent yet, as he confronts the lethal assassin Francisco Scaramanga in a high-stakes battle of wits and firepower.

  • πŸ“‡ 183 Pages
  • πŸ“ 45,750 - 54,900 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

7. Octopussy And The Living Daylights (1966)

"Because people are very careful with the secrets of their own business doesn’t mean that they’ll be careful with the secrets of yours."

In "Octopussy And The Living Daylights", Ian Fleming takes readers on a thrilling adventure through the shadowy world of espionage. With meticulous detail and heart-pounding action, this collection of short stories explores Bond's encounters with sinister villains and the true cost of being a spy.

  • πŸ“‡ 120 Pages
  • πŸ“ 30,000 - 36,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 4 Hours Reading Time

8. Casino Royale (1953)

"Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles."

In Ian Fleming's gripping debut novel, Casino Royale, the enigmatic spy James Bond infiltrates a high-stakes gambling game to outwit the sinister Le Chiffre, in a heart-pounding tale of espionage, danger, and ruthless intrigue.

  • πŸ“‡ 192 Pages
  • πŸ“ 48,000 - 57,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

9. Live And Let Die (1954)

"The gain to the winner is always less than the loss to the loser."

In "Live and Let Die," Ian Fleming plunges James Bond into a thrilling adventure as he investigates the mysterious Mr. Big, a notorious drug lord operating in Harlem and the Caribbean. With danger lurking at every turn, Bond must navigate treacherous waters to uncover the truth.

  • πŸ“‡ 229 Pages
  • πŸ“ 57,250 - 68,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

10. Moonraker (1955)

"And people with obsessions, reflected Bond, were blind to danger."

In "Moonraker," Ian Fleming takes readers on a thrilling espionage adventure with 007. As James Bond investigates a suspicious millionaire's space project, he uncovers a plot that could ignite a devastating global catastrophe. Danger, deception, and action-packed sequences await in this classic spy novel.

  • πŸ“‡ 247 Pages
  • πŸ“ 61,750 - 74,100 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

11. Diamonds Are Forever (1956)

"Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other."

In Ian Fleming's "Diamonds Are Forever," James Bond is sent on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the world of diamond smuggling. Thrills and conspiracies abound as 007 navigates exotic locations, femme fatales, and a plot that threatens global stability.

  • πŸ“‡ 230 Pages
  • πŸ“ 57,500 - 69,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

12. From Russia With Love (1957)

"Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it."

Ian Fleming's gripping spy thriller, "From Russia With Love," takes readers on a heart-pounding adventure as James Bond embarks on a dangerous mission to unravel a web of deception, seduction, and betrayal that leads him to the heart of Soviet Russia.

  • πŸ“‡ 259 Pages
  • πŸ“ 64,750 - 77,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

13. Dr No (1958)

"All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania which drives them forward towards thier goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders - all maniacs. What else but a blind singlenee of purpose could have given focus to thier genius, would have kept them in the groove of purpose. Mania ... is as priceless as genius."

In Ian Fleming's gripping novel, "Dr No," James Bond is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his fellow spies in Jamaica. Bond encounters the sadistic Dr No, a man with a deadly plan that could change the fate of the world.

  • πŸ“‡ 257 Pages
  • πŸ“ 64,250 - 77,100 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

14. Goldfinger (1959)

"I am a poet in deeds - not often in words."

In Ian Fleming's thrilling spy novel, "Goldfinger," James Bond investigates the enigmatic Auric Goldfinger, a wealthy criminal mastermind whose plans to manipulate gold markets and carry out audacious heists pose a threat to global financial stability.

  • πŸ“‡ 264 Pages
  • πŸ“ 66,000 - 79,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time