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Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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1. The Shining (2012)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfJack 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 in Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Stephen King

2. It: A Novel (2019)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWelcome 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 summer…
Author(s): Stephen King

3. The Stand (2012)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf 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…
Author(s): Stephen King

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

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfON 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 students to write about an…
Author(s): Stephen King

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

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor 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…
Author(s): Stephen King

6. ‘Salem’s Lot (2011)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBen Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control. #2,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5 in Vampire Horror #239 in Psychological Thrillers (Books) #164 in Psychological…
Author(s): Stephen King

7. 1922 (2019)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWilfred James owns eighty acres of farmland in Nebraska that have been in his family for generations. His wife, Arlette, owns an adjoining one hundred acres. She wants to sell her land but if she does, Wilfred will be forced to sell as well. James will do anything to hold onto his farm, and he’ll get his son to go along. Betrayal, murder, madness, rats, 1922 is a breathtaking exploration into the dark side of human nature from the great American storyteller Stephen King….
Author(s): Stephen King

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

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfImmensely 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 writer must have. King’s advice…
Author(s): Stephen King

9. Needful Things: A Novel (2018)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMaster 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…
Author(s): Stephen King

10. Pet Sematary (2002)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhen Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that…
Author(s): Stephen King

11. The Sun Dog (2018)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe 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…
Author(s): Stephen King

12. The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel (2017)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWelcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk “the Green Mile,” the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain’s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he’s never seen anything like John Coffey—a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. And…
Author(s): Stephen King

13. The Body (2018)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and twelve-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future. A timeless exploration of the loneliness and isolation of young adulthood, Stephen King’s The Body is an iconic,…
Author(s): Stephen King

14. Doctor Sleep: A Novel (2016)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfYears 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…
Author(s): Stephen King

15. Sleeping Beauties: A Novel (2018)

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be…
Author(s): Stephen King, Owen King

Best Steven King Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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Family Life in Britain, 1650–1910

Author(s): Carol Beardmore, Cara Dobbing, Steven King
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406850

The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology

Author(s): Steven G. Docimo; Antoine Khoury
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 171 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2300532

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

Author(s): Bill Minutaglio; Steven L. Davis
Publisher: Twelve, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2320402

Youth and Social Class: Enduring Inequality in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand

Author(s): Alan France, Steven Roberts
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1701249

Motivational interviewing and CBT : combining strategies for maximum effectiveness

Author(s): Naar-King, Sylvie; Safren, Steven A.
Publisher: Guilford Press, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1710939

Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

Author(s): Steven Levingston
Publisher: Hachette Books, Year: 2017, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2119051

The Biology of Arid Soils

Author(s): Ed. by Steven, Blaire With contrib. by Antoninka, Anita J. / Babin, Doreen / Bastida, Felipe / Bowker, Matthew A. / Büdel, Burkhard / Cowan, Don A. / de Scally, Storme Z / Eldridge, David J. / Garcia, Carlos / Green, T. G. Allan / Hemkemeyer, Michael / Hernandez, Teresa / King, Gary M. / Moreno, Jose Luis / Ndinga Muniania, Cedric / Porras-Alfaro, Andrea / Pronk, Geertje J. / Reed, Sasha / Smalla, Kornelia / Tebbe, Christoph C.
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2363250

The graphic design idea book: Inspiration from 50 masters

Author(s): Steven Heller, Gail Anderson
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1572061

Guide to Clinical Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Author(s): Steven D Nathan, A Whitney Brown, Christopher S King
Publisher: ADIS, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580363

A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal: Spirit of the Kingdoms, Citizens of the Cities

Author(s): Steven M. Studebaker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1582466

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed 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.

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