Top Ten Tuesday – Stephen King Books I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Technically, the prompt this week is Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read, but I couldn’t think of a single author that I liked. So I decided that I would forget this one and use the day to schedule something else. And then I had a

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If you don’t get the reference, I’m going to feel really old.

brain blast and remembered Stephen King.

Here we go!

The Stand

Sometimes, I feel like my Constant Reader status should be revoked because I haven’t read this book. I own it. It stares me in the face every single day. But, I haven’t read it yet. It feels like a huge commitment and I need to be in a more relaxed space to do it.


A long, long time ago, I tried to read this one. It didn’t work out well. I got a bit bored during it. However, now I’m committed to reading this and I also own it (aka, it stares me in the face daily) so I’m going to get to it soon. Maybe even before the year is out.

Dolores Claiborne

Okay so most of these choices are ones that I own of his and this is another case of that. It sounds interesting, I bought it, and now I just need to read it. Maybe next year.

Four Past Midnight

Once upon a time, I watched Secret Window with Johnny Depp and loved it. (Still one of my favorite horror movies tbh.) And this collection has that in there. I read The Bazaar of Bad Dreams sometime last year and enjoyed it, so I’m excited to read some of his more classic works.

The Green Mile

Do I mention this book every time? I think that I do. But, do I care? Nope. This is actually on my October TBR — my mental one since I haven’t actually put it together just yet — because I love the movie and want to finally give the book a try.

Different Seasons

Guess what I’ve never watched? The Shawshank Redemption. I know, cue shock and awe. But, seriously, I’ve never seen it because I wanted to read the short story. Which is in this collection. However, I have seen Stand By Me and this includes the short story that it was based on.

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

A long time ago, I also watched 1408. Which was different and freaky and wonderful. I still really enjoy the movie and I sincerely believe that it’s the only movie Cusack is a good actor in. So, I definitely want to read the original short story that inspired the movie.


When the Hulu series came out, I stubbornly refused to watch it because I wanted to read it first. This is another tome that will probably be on my TBR sometime. It’d be great to read it one day in November and finish it on the 22nd, but that’s a very broad goal that I’ll put off for years because I don’t have the time to.

Under the Dome

This book has been on my Goodreads TBR since 2013 and is #28 on there. I think that’s impressive. I’ve had it there that long and never fucking gotten to it. I will remedy this! One day! Probably in a few years!


And, lastly, is another great classic that I’ve found a way to never read despite it being pretty short for King. I’ve heard vaguely about it and I just want to read it one day because it’s pretty interesting.

That’s it! That’s my list for this week.

Talk to me!
Have you read any of these books?
Which would you recommend I read first?
Did I miss any gems for this list?

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Stephen King Books I Still Haven’t Read

    • I started with Carrie! However, I had already watched The Shining and Misery by that point. But, I think it depends on what you’re interested in! I liked Carrie because it was short and you get a feel for his style. But, I also love Misery if you don’t want anything supernatural to it. I also love his newer stuff as well, so the Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) and The Outsider. Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers are more straight detective novels while End of Watch and The Outsider are more detective/crime with a supernatural element woven into it.

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  1. I’ve only read 2 Stephen King books lol. Roadwork and The Green Mile. I didn’t really care for either of them. I did enjoy The Green Mile movie. Idk. They weren’t really for me. I still haven’t given up on King yet though! Which King books would you recommend?

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    • I haven’t read either of those, admittedly, but The Green Mile is going to be on my October TBR! I love the movie, too. But, what would I recommend? Hm. I’ve loved Carrie, The Shining, IT, Misery, Needful Things, and Pet Sematary. I also love the Bill Hodges trilogy/the Finders Keepers series. Technically, they’re the same series of books since they have common characters, but they’re also very different. But, I adored The Outsider. It helps if you’ve read the previous books because it spoils End of Watch but I didn’t think it was needed.

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  2. I remember Dolores Claiborne as one of my favorite King novels. It’s not at all scary, but there’s some suspense and the character development in it is some of King’s strongest. I’d probably recommend that or The Stand, if you’re able to find the time for it. I also struggled through Cujo. The plot picks up about midway through the novel, but it ends on a deflated note.

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    • If you’ve read Gerald’s Game, would you kind of compare Dolores Claiborne to that? From how you described Dolores Claiborne, it reminded me of that. I have The Stand staring at me, but I need to really be able to have time on my hands to tackle that one which is something I don’t currently have. I’ve heard that about Cujo before, but I want to give it a go even if I feel the same way you do.

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      • I read the start of Gerald’s Game a long time ago, and the two do seem pretty similar! But Gerald’s Game seems like it was shaping up to be more of a thriller than Dolores Claiborne. I hope you enjoy Cujo! It’s been a long time since I read it, so the plot’s pacing might pick up sooner than I remember.

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  3. I’m currently reading Carrie, which is my first Stephen King. I’m liking it so far, it’s pretty creepy and getting me into the fall mood. Do you have any highly recommended Stephen King that you enjoyed that you think I should read? 🙂

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    • You’re the second person to recommend this to me today. I’m not joking! It keeps getting bumped up on my mental King TBR! Thanks for the recommendation!


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