BLGM's mission is to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering advice and information needed to help our visitors to find their next favorite book. We regularly create and post so-called listicles (also known as booklists) on various mostly tech-related topics.

Best Stephen King Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Stephen King books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Outsider: A Novel (2019)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadAn eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge,…
Author(s): Stephen King

2. It: A Novel (2019)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadWelcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying…
Author(s): Stephen King

3. The Stand (2012)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should Read A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between…
Author(s): Stephen King

4. 11/22/63: A Novel (2012)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it. It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his…
Author(s): Stephen King

5. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (2010)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadImmensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every…
Author(s): Stephen King

6. The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set (2016)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadFor the first time ever in a single box set, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time—soon to be a major motion film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer…
Author(s): Stephen King

7. Needful Things: A Novel (2018)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadMaster storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this…
Author(s): Stephen King

8. The Shining (2012)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadJack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old. #783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Ghost Fiction #12 in Ghost Thrillers #162…
Author(s): Stephen King

9. Doctor Sleep (2019)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadYears ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets…
Author(s): Stephen King

10. The Sun Dog (2018)

 Best Stephen King Books You Should ReadThe dog is loose again. It is not sleeping. It is not lazy. It’s coming for you. Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a…
Author(s): Stephen King

Best Stephen King Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some stephen king books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

An Inconstant Landscape: The Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala

Author(s): Thomas G. Garrison; Stephen Houston
Publisher: University Press of Colorado, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2341325

The British Horseracing Film: Representations of the ‘Sport of Kings’ in British Cinema

Author(s): Stephen Glynn
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354533

The Outsider

Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Year: 2018, Size: 740 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2236027

Equipment Health Monitoring in Complex Systems

Author(s): Clifton, David A.; Kadirkamanathan, Visakan; King, Stephen P.; Mills, Andrew R
Publisher: Artech House Publishers, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2257154

Screening Stephen King Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television

Author(s): Simon Brown
Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2474841

This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand

Author(s): Andy Burns
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 581 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2550496

Research Methods in Language and Education

Author(s): Kendall A. King, Yi-Ju Lai, Stephen May (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698023

Henry III: A Simple and God-Fearing King

Author(s): Stephen Church
Publisher: Penguin, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1704841

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

Leave a Reply