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What is the reading order of the Dork Diaries series?

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The "Dork Diaries" series starts with "Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life" and ends, as of July 2015, with "Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen," with a 10th book expected in October 2015. There are also two activity books that are not part of the main chronology.

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The reading order of the "Dork Diaries" series is listed on the website of the author, Rachel Renée Russell, in reverse chronological order, with a normal chronological list of titles toward the bottom of the page.

The first book is "Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life," followed by "Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl," and then, third, "Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star." Book 3 1/2, "How to Dork Your Diary," is a how-to book that leaves space for readers to write in a side story, rather than being part of the main series.

The "Dork Diaries" continues with "Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess," book four, and "Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All," book five. The sixth book is titled "Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker," and once again, an activity book — in this case the "OMG All About Me Diary," with 365 questions for readers and answers from Nikki, the main protagonist of the series — follows it. The "All About Me Diary" does not have a number.

Books seven, "Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star," eight, "Tales from a Not-So-Happy Ever After," and nine, "Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen," complete the series as of July 2015. Tales from a "Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter" has a publication date of October 2015 and is number 10 in the main series.

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