Are you a fan of the Anne of Green Gables book series? Or maybe, this is your first introduction to the series? Either way, it’s important to read the Anne of Green Gables books in order.
Many of us grew up on the Anne of Green Gables book series and love both the heroines and the heroes in the books. I always loved the old-fashioned feel and pace of the stories.
So, here is a list of the Anne of Green Gables books.
Anne of Green Gables book series
1. Anne of Green Gables
Many of us grew up reading the Anne of Green Gable book series, so we fondly remember the 11-year old, red-headed orphan Anne Shirley. Anne is sent to the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert by mistake. She is not the sturdy boy they were expecting to help them on the farm.
Instead, they received a mischievous, talkative redheaded girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination.
All she’s ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her.
2. Anne of Avonlea
The second in the Anne of Green Gables book series is Anne of Avonlea. This one starts with Anne at sixteen, and all grown up…well kind of. Anne begins her job as the new school teacher, and the challenges and adventures begin.
Along with teaching the three Rs, Anne is learning just how complicated like can be. And, of course, she can’t help but meddle in everyone else’s affairs.
3. Anne of the Island
In the third of the Anne of Green Gables books series, Anne is off to college. New adventures lie ahead for Anne and her old friend Prissy, and their new friend Philippa.
Anne discovers the big city of Kingsport, where Redmond College is located. Rural Avonlea becomes a memory tucked aside for now. Life is filled with new surprises and many adventures!
4. Anne of Windy Poplar
As we move through the Anne of Green Gables books in order, the fourth is Anne of Windy Poplar. In this one, Anne has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables.
Anne’s new job is principal of Summerside High School in Summerside. But, the Pringles aren’t happy about that. They are just one of the challenges Anne must face.
But Anne has friends and set her mind to winning over the prickly Pringles.
5. Anne’s House of Dreams
The fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables book series is Anne’s House of Dreams. Anne’s true love, Gilbert Blythe, has become a doctor. And he and Anne are ready to speak their vows to each other.
But, a new life comes not only with a dream house, but new problems to solve and new surprises.
6. Anne of Ingleside
As we continue through the Anne of Green Gables books in order, the sixth book is Anne of Ingleside. Anne is the mother of five children with another on the way. She loves her life and Ingleside, but what she doesn’t love is that Aunt Mary Maria is wearing out her welcome.
Concerned that her beloved Gilbert might not love her anymore, Anne is ready to make her husband fall in love with her all over again!
7. Rainbow Valley
If you’re reading the Anne of Green Gables books in order, and you definitely should, then the next in the series is Rainbow Valley. In this book we find Anne married to her true love with six children.
This book focuses more on Anne’s new neighbor, John Meredith, the new Presbyterian minister and the interactions between the two families children.
8. Rilla of Ingleside
The eighth of the Anne of Green Gables books in order brings us to the end of the series. In this final book, Anne’s children are mostly grown up except for Rilla.
Rilla is high-spirited, pretty and looking forward to her first dance and hopefully her first kiss. But, unthinkable challenges arise when a far off war changes everything. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.
Other Anne of Green Gables books
While these books aren’t necessarily part of the Anne of Green Gables book series, they are lovely additions for any fan of the series.
Anne of Green Gables: A Coloring Book Visit to Avonlea
A beautiful and relaxing way to visit Avonlea. Color your way through Prince Edward Island, where we were first introduced to a young Anne Shirley. This coloring book follows the first in the Anne of Green Gables book series.
Follow Anne on her adventures through the beautifully drawn images by Jae-Eun Lee.
Anne of Green Gables Cookbook
If you are enjoying the Anne of Green Gables books in order, then you will want to check out this Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. Join Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea with the charming recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a recipe collection inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s famous children’s book series, Anne of Green Gables.
Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial or try a slice of Anne Shirley’s Liniment Cake (without the liniment!)? Now you can, with the delightful teatime snacks, mains, desserts, and more created by Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter.
From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches and Marilla’s Plum Pudding with Caramel Pudding Sauce (without the mouse!) to Gilbert’s Hurry-Up Dinner, the recipes included here are mentioned throughout the books in the Anne of Green Gables series, along with recipes from L.M. Montgomery’s own kitchen. With a lovely grosgrain ribbon, full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes, this cookbook is the ideal gift for all “kindred spirits” and lovers of Avonlea.
Christmas with Anne and other holiday stories
This book, while not part of the Anne of Green Gables series, shares a short story of our beloved Anne at Christmas time. There are also a few other sweet Christmas stories from author LM Montgomery to warm your heart.
The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables
Brought to us by author Catherine Reid, The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. And while this books is not part of the Anne of Green Gables book series, it is a beautiful addition to it.
From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, you’ll be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novels.
Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography.
List of Anne of Green Gables books
So, there you have it. The complete list of Anne of Green Gables books in order for you.
And, as you can see from the progression of the series, it is important to read the Anne of Green Gables books in order. We meet young Anne in the first book at 11-years old and progress through her life to the last book when Anne’s children are grown up.
And, if you find yourself wanting more of the Anne of Green Gables series, then definitely check out the coloring book and cookbook. They will provide hours of creative fun!
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Becki is the author and founder of A Book Lover’s Adventures. She has a degree in elementary education, has worked and volunteered in libraries for years, and spent several years in the travel industry. All of this has led to a love of books and travel. Becki loves to share her love by finding literary escapes to share!