Here are, arguably, the best Stephen King books: Top 5

You’ve asked for it, and we’ve delivered. Here are the best Stephen King books in no particular order. Stephen King fans all have their favorites, and here at The Wordicle, we do too. However, you will find that one of them is Stephen King’s favorite book. Have a look.

1. The Stand

Standing at number one is The Stand; an incredible story of good vs evil with a plethora of backstory, as is expected by a Stephen King book. And now, also pertinent to the COVID-19 situation.

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2. Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

At number two, we have Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales: A collection of short dark and scary fiction tales that you must read for yourself. Some of them have been known to induce nightmares. You’ve been warned. Stephen King really shines in this collection.

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3. Different Seasons: Four Novellas

At number three, we have Different Seasons: Four Novellas: A collection of four engrossing novellas which you may recognize as films.

They are: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body, and The Breathing Method. This is a mind-bendingly incredible book, and as its title suggests, with four amazing novellas.

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4. The Talisman: A Novel

At number four, we have The Talisman: A Novel: Another great Stephen King novel. It can be dichotomously charming and horrifying all at the same time.

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5. Lisey’s Story: A Novel

And at number five, we have Lisey’s Story: A Novel. This is a wonderful and riveting read and is actually Stephen King’s favorite novel, he’s been heard to say. The story has romanticism strewn across a world of terror.

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There you have it. Our top 5 Stephen King books. And as you’ve observed, some of them have a collection of fascinatingly engrossing stories.

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