stephen king best books

Calling Stephen King the King of Horror is not a mere pun on his surname. With a vast imagination translated across a prolific bibliography and spanning multiple genres, the Portland author is perhaps one of the most important contemporary writers worldwide.

The list of works the horror genius has penned is far from short. S. King has written over 60 novels and 100 short stories, most nearly universally praised. Nonetheless, some stand out above the rest.

The following 10 books are some of Stephen King’s best books. Old and new, fiction or non-fiction, thriller or horror, each captivating text bound to transport you to an intriguing—or terrifying—new world.