Stephen King’s Reading List: 22 Books Recommended via Twitter

16 July 2014 — 4 Comments

In the afterword of Stephen King’s highly regarded memoir/writing guide book On Writing, the bestselling writer shared a list of 96 books that he’d read while writing the book that he’d enjoyed and had influenced him. When a 10th anniversary of On Writing was released, an updated reading list of 82 books was included.

More recently, King has taken to Twitter to share with his fans and followers some of his favourite recent reads. Since joining the social media site in December 2013, he’s recommended the following 22 books.

1. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

Stephen King Reading List - Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

   

 2. The Marauders by Tom Cooper

Stephen King Reading List - The Marauders by Tom Cooper

 

  3. Dominion by C.J. Sansom Stephen King Reading List - Dominion by CJ Sansom

 

  4. The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood Stephen King Reading List - The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

 

5. Local Souls by Allan Gurganus

Stephen King Reading List - Local Souls by Allan Gurganus

 

  6. The Secret Place by Tana French Stephen King Reading List - The Secret Place by Tana French

 

7. The Accident by Chris Pavone

Stephen King Reading List - The Accident by Chris Pavone

 

  8. Missing You by Harlan Coben Stephen King Reading List - Missing You by Harlan Coben

 

9. Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

Stephen King Reading List - Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

 

  10 – 12. The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer Stephen King Reading List - Southern Reach Trilogy

 

13 & 14. Niceville and The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud

Stephen King Reading List - Niceville and The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud

 

  15 – 20. Gone series by Michael Grant Stephen King Reading List - Gone Series by Michael Grant

 

21. Joyland by Emily Schultz Stephen King Reading List - Joyland by Emily Schultz

 
* Emily Schultz recently started a blog called Spending the Stephen King Money. It documents her shopping adventures after receiving a bumper royalty cheque due to many people mistakenly buying the eBook version of her book instead of the book by Stephen King of the same name. After the blog went viral on social media, King told Entertainment Weekly that “I’m delighted for her, and I’m going to order her book.” 
 

22. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Stephen King Reading List - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

 

4 responses to Stephen King’s Reading List: 22 Books Recommended via Twitter

  1. Not only have I not been able to read a Stephen King novel since “Firestarter,” but I haven’t read any of the books, above, either. Weak stomach. LOL

  2. Figures that there’s nothing noteworthy here. No well known authors.

    • Perhaps that should be a bonus as opposed to a strike against the list. No author is well known before people read them. Try to be on the front of advancing literature instead of showing up only because others are talking about them, or HBO picks them up.

      • There’s a reason why some works of literature are well known, you know? But I guess these are just random books he tweeted, and not some definitive “I really recommend these books” list.

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