My Top 5 Stephen King books

I first discovered Stephen King when The Shining was published in 1977. I can remember clearly, being home alone with it late at night and being too scared to move off the chair. I was hooked on King from then on.

I would wait impatiently for each book to be published. Fortunately Stephen King is a very prolific author and the wait was usually not too long.

I really loved the books published up until about the year 2000. After that I found for some reason that I wasn’t enjoying his books as much as in the past.

I put that down more to me, and what was going on in my own life, rather than to the author.

Recently, I have read King’s two latest releases and found that I was taken back to those early days of really loving his books and writing. I have rediscovered one of my favourite authors, and what joy that is.

I have now decided to re-read those books that I didn’t enjoy. Perhaps time will have changed my outlook.

The reason I mention this is to explain my top five books from King, which are all from the early years. They are listed below in no particular order. These books, I have read multiple times. They have stayed with me for decades.

Are you a Stephen King fan? If so what is your favourite book? I love it when you comment and promise to reply to all.





6 thoughts on “My Top 5 Stephen King books

  1. My first Stephen King book was It, remember sitting in the back of the class reading. Since then I have dipped in to his other books but not really following his new releases. My favourite King is The Green Mile and I recently bought the new release of It, to re-read sometime in the future.

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  2. ‘It’ was a great book. I have it in my ‘to read pile’ to revisit. I did enjoy the Green Mile, especially the format. Thanks for visiting. Great to hear from a Stephen King fan

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  3. I’ve read IT but not The Shining nor some of the other books you’ve mentioned. I’ve read The Stand and the Bill Hodges series plus some others. That’s what makes him so great; he appeals to different types of readers.

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