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13 Best Stephen King Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Stephen King books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best stephen king books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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    The Stand

    Stephen King

  2. 2


    A Novel

    Stephen King

  3. 3

    The Shining

    Stephen King

  4. 4


    A Novel

    Stephen King

  5. 5

    Salem's Lot

    Stephen King

  6. 7


    A Novel

    Stephen King

  7. 8

    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King

  8. 9


    Stephen King

  9. 11
  10. 12

    The Dead Zone

    Stephen King

  11. 13


    Stephen King


  • How was this Stephen King books list created?

    We searched for "best Stephen King books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Stephen King books are in this list?

    There are 13 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Stephen King books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Stephen King books on the internet.

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