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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

Here are the Top 10 Books by Stephen King in no particular order (except for no. 4 which is a sequel to no. 3, which can also be read on its own) that you should totally read if you haven’t.

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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

1. The Stand

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The Stand is about a viral outbreak that kills off 99.4% of the population. It is his most epic standoff between good and evil. You have to read this.

What is it about

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.

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2. It

This is another bestseller by Stephen King and for good reason. As described by Los Angeles TimesIt will overwhelm you…to be read in a well-lit room only’.

What is it about

Welcome 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 return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.

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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

3. The Shining

This book came before Doctor Sleep. Oh my god. Seriously, super.super.good. Stephen King is really the King of Horror.

What is it about

Jack 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.

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4. Doctor Sleep

This is a sequel to The Shining, which is also an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. An amazing book you must read!

What is it about

Years 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 twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival…

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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

5. The Institute

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This is the latest book by Stephen Kind. Another great horror novel. You won’t be able to put down the book once you start reading! It sends chills down my spine.

What is it about

The child, Luke, is taken in the middle of the night. His folks are murdered. He wakes up at The Institute in Maine in a room that’s just like his – almost.

There’s other kids there and a girl from the hallway tells him that they “do stuff” to the kids, injections-flickering lights-dunking, but at least they’re in the Front Half.

You don’t want to go to the Back Half. No, that’s like the roach motel. Kids go in and don’t ever come out.

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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

6. The Outsider

This novel is soon going to be an HBO limited series! It’s another worldwide bestseller and you can get ready to be freaked out but at the same time being unable to put the book down.

What is it about

An 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, King’s story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

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7. Pet Sematary

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Ahhhh. Horrifyingly scary yet awesome. Publishers Weekly reviewed is as ‘The most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written.’ You’ve got to read this.

What is it about

When 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 he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations.

A blood-chilling truth is hidden there – one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better

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Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

8. 11/22/63

This book just brings you into that era. You will be totally drawn into it, not being able to put it down. Simply mind blowing. No doubt one of the best books ever written.

What is it about

ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?

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 event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer.

Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime.

Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere.

From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore.

Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

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9. Salem’s Lot

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This was the second book that Stephen King wrote. But to date, still one of the best horror novels ever written.

“[The] most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet.” —USA Today

What is it about

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book.

But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work—in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination.

And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town.

With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.

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10. Misery

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Holy crap. This was genuinely scary. If you love horror novels. You gotta read this. And of course, another nationwide bestseller.

What is it about

Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader – she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident.

But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favourite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life – just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

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Conclusion

There you have it, the Top 10 Books by Stephen King that You Must Read

Stephen King is no doubt one of the best writers in the world. I hope you like this top 10 books by him.

Stephen King is no doubt one of the best writers in the world. I hope you like this top 10 books by him.

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