Top 10 Stephen King Books

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Are you thinking about reading a new Stephen King book? Here’s a list of some of his best pieces of work. After all, as an author, Stephen King has produced more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.

King’s work is loved throughout the world, did you know, he was the recipient of America’s 2014 National Medal of Arts and in 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Who is Stephen King?

Stephen King is an American Author who was born in Portland, Maine on the 21st September 1947. He is best known as a novelist and short-story writer whose books have transformed the horror genre into a worldwide phenomenon. Some of his most notable work includes IT, The Shining, The Green Mile, Carrie and 11/22/63.

Here’s a top 10 list of Stephen King books, in no particular order:

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The Green Mile is about those who walk it and do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain penitentiary’s electric chair.

In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted of the brutal murder of two little girls. But nothing is as it seems with John Coffey, and around him unfolds a bizarre and horrifying story.


WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless history may take a different course…..

Protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.



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Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny’s visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?


King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel.

The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.


A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by ‘the Mercedes massacre’, a case he never solved.

Brady Hartsfield is the perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he’s preparing to kill again. Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.


After surviving fourteen years of hell in a violently abusive marriage, Rosie Daniels has finally summoned the courage to flee for her life. But leaving her husband Norman for a new city and a new start is a very daunting prospect. It’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason -Norman’s a police officer with the instincts of a predator, a force of relentless terror and savagery… a man almost mythic in his monstrosity.


After a horrifying crime, water-tight evidence points to a single suspect – except he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi.

Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?


Under the Dome is the story of the small town of Chester’s Mill in the US State of Maine, which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.

The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late…


It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence – whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life.

But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for – a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighbourhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him….


Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make . . . She will take her time. Won’t be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else’s.

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell and you’d better pay attention – or else.