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My Top 10 Stephen King Books

night shift stephen kingEven though the English major in me screams that Stephen King’s writing isn’t lovely or “important,” I just don’t care. He knows how to tell a good story. And he has written some of my very favorite books. I will never forget the first time I read the opening scene of It as a kid. Or the first time I read The Stand and I realized that after 100 pages I couldn’t believe how lucky I felt to see that I still had such a long read ahead of me. Or this, or that, I could go on all day. But I won’t. Instead I’ll give you a list of my top 10 Stephen King books, based on how much I enjoyed them the first time I read them, and on how many times I have read them since.

  • The Stand
  • It
  • Skeleton Crew
  • Misery
  • Four Past Midnight
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • Salem’s Lot
  • Night Shift
  • Pet Sematary

Any one of these Top Stephen King books will give you a great glimpse of King’s work. If you like any one of these, you’ll probably like most or all of them.


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