This is no easy question to answer. With so many quality pieces of literature, including six non-fiction books, its hard to narrow it down to just ten. To find the best Stephen King books for this list, we used a few metrics to make sure this could be called the definitive list. Using reviews from and , as well as book forums, in which book lovers like you discuss their favorite Stephen King books, we’re able to compile this top ten books list.
is one of the best Stephen King books and rightfully a part of this list. It’s a tale rich in every way. It’s well-told, with excellent characters, loaded with symbolism and shocking events (oftentimes both), and full of the plainspoken yet lyrical prose that is King at his best. There is little in the other books that can surpass this novel.
Jake: Thank you for reading my hub on Stephen King books. I cannot recommend the best Stephen King book that he has written but I can recommend a book that he wrote that I found to be amazing. It is not in my top ten but it is a very smooth flowing book, it is Bag of Bones. That book is about a writer that returns to his summer home that he shared with his wife, who died. He returns for inspiration to write and discovers some terrifying things. Its a ghost story with a fantastic twist to it. Another great SK book is Hearts in Atlantis. It is a great story but also has ties to the Dark Tower. Misery is also a good book about a writer. You said you aspire to be an author, I must recommend his book On Writing. It has great stories and pointers on the craft. Hope this helps.
Dreamcatcher. Not only is it the best Stephen King audiobook I have listened to, it is one of the most amazing audiobooks I have listened to EVER. The narration is out of this world. Seriously, if you love Stephen King and you love audiobooks YOU MUST LISTEN TO DREAMCATCHER.