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Stephen King books in order listed from original date of publication, you ask? This prolific author has written more than 60 books, starting with his first published novel, Carrie, in 1974. The full bibliography of Stephen King novels includes horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, non-fiction, and fantasy novels. So, grab your book reading tracker and get ready to make your own complete list of Stephen King books in order to read!
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Stephen King Books in Order (Books & Series)
1970’s stephen king books in order, carrie (1974).
2. Salem’s Lot (1975)
3. The Shining (1977)
4. Rage (1977) Out of Print
5. The Stand (1978)
6. Night Shift: Short Stories (1978)
7. The Long Walk (1979)
8. The Dead Zone (1979)
1980’s Stephen King Books in Order
9. firestarter (1980).
10. Roadwork (1981)
11. Cujo (1981)
12. Danse Macabre (1981)
13. The Running Man (1982)
14. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (1982)
15. Different Seasons: Four Novellas (1982)
16. Creepshow (1982)
17. Christine (1983)
18. Pet Sematary (1983)
19. Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)
20. The Talisman (1984)
21. Thinner (1984)
22. Skeleton Crew (1985)
23. It (1986)
24. The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)
25. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
26. Misery (1987)
27. The Tommyknockers (1987)
28. Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques (1988)
29. The Dark Half (1989)
1990’s Stephen King Books in Order
30. four past midnight (1990).
31. The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands (1991)
32. Needful Things (1991)
33. Gerald’s Game (1992)
34. Delores Claiborne (1992)
35. Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Stories (1993)
36. Insomnia (1994)
37. Rose Madder (1995)
38. The Green Mile (1996)
39. Desperation (1996)
40. The Regulators (1996)
41. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
42. Bag of Bones (1998)
43. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
44. Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
45. Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay (1999)
2000’s Stephen King Books in Order
46. secret windows: essays and fiction on the craft of writing (2000).
47. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)
48. Blood and Smoke (2000)
49. Dreamcatcher (2001)
50. Black House (2001)
51. From a Buick 8 (2002)
52. Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002)
53. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
54. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
55. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)
56. Faithful: Two DIehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season (2004)
57. The Colorado Kid (2005)
58. Cell (2006)
59. Lisey’s Story (2006)
60. Blaze (2007)
61. Just After Sunset (2008)
62. Duma Key (2008)
63. Under the Dome (2009)
64. Stephen King Goes to the Movies (2009)
65. Throttle (2009)
2010’s Stephen King Books in Order
66. full dark, no stars (2010).
67. 11/22/63 (2011)
68. The Dark Tower IV-1/2: The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)
69. In the Tall Grass (2012)
70. A Face in the Crowd (2012)
71. Guns (2013)
72. Joyland (2013)
73. Doctor Sleep (2013)
74. Mr. Mercedes (2014)
75. Revival (2014)
76. Finders Keepers (2015)
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77. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015)
78. End of Watch (2016)
79. Gwendy’s Button Box (2017)
80. Sleeping Beauties (2017)
81. The Outsider (2018)
82. Elevation (2018)
83. Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales (2018)
84. The Institute (2019)
85. Gwendy’s Magic Feather (2019)
2020’s Stephen King Books in Order
86. if it bleeds (2020).
87. Billy Summers (2021)
88. Later (2021)
89. Gwendy’s Final Task (2022)
90. Fairy Tale (2022)
91. Holly (2023)
Stephen King Books in Order: Series
The dark tower series, the little sisters of eluria (0.5), the gunslinger, the drawing of the three, the waste lands, wizard and glass, the wind through the keyhole, wolves of the calla, song of susannah, the dark tower, the shining series, before the play: prequel, the shining, doctor sleep, holly gibney series, the outsider, if it bleeds, the talisman series, the talisman, black house, the bill hodges trilogy, mr. mercedes, finders keepers, end of watch, the bachman books, the long walk , the running man, the green mile series, the two dead girls, the mouse on the mile, coffey’s hands, the bad death of eduard delacroix, night journey, coffey on the mile, the hard case crime novels, the colorado kid, graphic novels, the gunslinger born, the long road home, the fall of gilead, the battle of jericho hill, the journey begins, the little sisters of eluria, the battle of tull, the way station, the man in black, the prisoner, house of cards, lady of shadows, bitter medicine , sleeping beauties, sleeping beauties volume 1, sleeping beauties volume 2, the secretary of dreams, the secretary of dreams volume one, the secretary of dreams volume two, american vampire omnibus, american vampire omnibus: volume 1, road rage: throttle #1 & #2, about stephen king.
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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Stephen King Bibliography
Stephen King books in order of publication is something on my reading bucket list. Stephen King is an author who has written an endless list of books and series to satisfy the reading needs of his fans. Incidentally, there are some great book lists on Goodreads with the theme of Stephen King’s novels. What are some of your favourite books from the bibliography of Stephen King?
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The Complete List of Stephen King Books in Order
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If you’re a bookaholic, then you must’ve come across Stephen King’s name at least once or twice. Even if you’re not a fan of the horror genre, it’s almost impossible not to know such a great writer.
So, you prefer movies over books? A lot of well-known movies are based on novels and stories by Stephen King, such as; It, The Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, Dreamcatcher, and the list goes on.
We’ll go through the complete list of Stephen king’s books in order, but first, let’s see who’s Stephen King.
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Who is Stephen King?
Stephen King is an American author, born on September 21, 1947. He is among the most famous horror writers. Before writing, he used to work as an English Teacher.
A lot of his novels take place in his hometown, Maine, such as; ‘Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary, and Carrie. He describes places that he knows, creating a parallel universe of them, which makes the plot interesting.
His first official short story was “The Glass Floor.” It was sold to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Our author married Tabitha Spruce, the famous writer of One on One, in 1971.
What Did Stephen King Write?
Stephen King wrote a total of 63 novels. He also wrote around 120 short stories and 20 novellas. He has 5 published non-fiction books.
7 of his books were published under a pen name, Richard Bachman. The reason for that is that he didn’t want to publish more than one book under the same name. Later, he collected all 7 novels in The Bachman Books.
We’ll see his most popular books first and then we’ll get to the chronological list of his books.
The Chronological List of His Published Books
- Carrie, novel, (1974)
- ‘Salem’s Lot, novel, (1975)
- The Shining, novel, (1977)
- Rage, novel, (1977)
- The Stand, novel, (1978)
- Night Shift, story collection, (1977)
- The Long Walk, novel, (1979)
- The Dead Zone, novel, (1979)
- The Mist, novella, (1979)
- Firestarter, novel, (1980)
- Roadwork, novel, (1981)
- Danse Macabre, non-fiction, (1981)
- Cujo, novel, (1981)
- The Running Man, novel, (1982)
- The Dark Tower, novel series, (1982 – 2012)
- Different Seasons, story collection, (1982)
- Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, novella, (1982)
- The Body, novella, (1982)
- Apt Pupil, novella, (1982)
- The Breathing Method, novella, (1982)
- Pet Sematary, novel, (1982)
- Christine, novel, (1983)
- The Talisman, novel, (1984)
- Cycle of the Werewolf, novel, (1985)
- Thinner, novel, (1984)
- Skeleton Crew, story collection, (1985)
- The Bachman Books, novel collection, (1985)
- It, novel, (1986)
- The Eyes of the Dragon, novel, (1987)
- Misery, novel, (1987)
- The Tommyknockers, novel, (1987)
- Nightmares in The Sky, non-fiction, (1987)
- The Dark Half, novel, (1989)
- The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, novel, (1990)
- Four Past Midnight, story collection, (1990)
- The Sun Dog, novella, (1990)
- Secret Window, Secret Garden, novella, (1990)
- The Library Policeman, novella, (1990)
- The Langoliers, novella, (1990)
- Needful Things, novel, (1991)
- Gerald’s Game, novel, (1992)
- Dolores Claiborne, novel, (1992)
- Nightmares & Dreamscapes, story collection, (1993)
- Insomnia, novel, (1994)
- Blind Willie, novella, (1994)
- Rose Madder, novel, (1995)
- The Green Mile, novel series, (1996)
- Desperation, novel, (1996)
- The Regulators, novel, (1996)
- Bag of Bones, novel, (1998)
- The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, novel, (1999)
- Hearts in Atlantis, story collection, (1999)
- Why We’re in Vietnam, novella, (1999)
- Low Men in Yellow Coats, novella, (1999)
- Hearts in Atlantis, novella, (1999)
- Stephen King’s N, novella, (1999)
- Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing, non-fiction, (1999)
- Elevation, novella, (1999)
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, non-fiction, (1999)
- Gwendy’s Button Box, novella, (1999)
- Dreamcatcher, novel, (2001)
- Black House, novel, (2001)
- Everything’s Eventual, story collection, (2001)
- From a Buick 8, novel, (2001)
- Faithful, non-fiction, (2004)
- The Colorado Kid, novel, (2005)
- ‘Salem’s Lot Illustrated Edition, novel, (2005)
- The Secretary of Dreams: Volume One, novel, (2005)
- Cell, novel, (2006)
- Lisey’s Story, novel, (2006)
- Blaze, novel, (2007)
- Duma Key, novel, (2008)
- Just After Sunset, story collection, (2008)
- Stephen King Goes to the Movies, story collection, (2009)
- Under the Dome, novel, (2009)
- The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 2, novel, (2010)
- Full Dark, No Stars, story collection, (2010)
- 11/22/63, novel, (2011)
- GUNS, non-fiction, (2013)
- Joyland, novel, (2013)
- Doctor Sleep, novel, (2013)
- Mr. Mercedes, novel, (2014)
- Revival, novel, (2014)
- Finders Keepers, novel, (2015)
- Joyland Illustrated Edition, novel, (2015)
- The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, story collection, (2015)
- Blockade Billy, novella, (2015)
- UR, novella, (2015)
- End of Watch, novel, (2016)
- Charlie the Choo-Choo, children’s book, (2016)
- Sleeping Beauties, novel, (2017)
- The Outsider, novel, (2018)
- The Institute, novel, (2019)
- If It Bleeds, story collection, (2020)
What Are the Most Popular Stephen King’s Books?
Stephen King has many great writings, but some of them really out-stand.
1. Carrie (1974)
Carrie is the first novel that introduced King to the world as a published writer, it was even transformed into a movie. The actions take place in the future, in 1979 in a fictional town.
The novel talks about Carrie, a teenager who has telekinetic powers. Her schoolmates bully her and she’s oppressed by a dominant mother. Will she be able to fit in? Or her powers will help her get revenge?
2. ‘Salem’s Lot (1975)
This horror novel talks about Ben Mears, a writer who returns to Jerusalem’s Lot, his hometown, after 25 years of being away. He starts writing a story about Marsten House, an abandoned mansion that’s purchased by an Austrian immigrant, Kurt Barlow.
Suddenly, a little boy in the town dies and his brother becomes a vampire and starts infecting people. A battle starts between the vampires and others, including Ben.
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3. The Shining (1977)
The story takes place in the Overlook Hotel, where Jack Torrence lives with his wife and son Danny. Jack tries to write a play while overcoming his rage issues and alcohol addiction.
The word “Shining” refers to some psychic powers that Danny has. Meanwhile, in the same hotel, there are evil forces trying to possess Danny, when they fail, they possess Jack instead.
How will the evil forces affect Jack’s plan?
The novel was adapted to a movie in 1980.
4. The Stand (1978)
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic time. After a plague kills most of the population, people split into 2 groups. A battle starts between them, the battle between the good and the bad.
The story goes on. There have been many adaptations of the novel. The most recent one is a mini-series of the same name. It was being filmed in September 2019 by CBS, but it all stopped due to Covid-19.
5. The Long Walk (1979)
Published under his pseudonym, the plot of this book is in the future. It talks about a dystopian America, ruled by a dictator.
The protagonist is Raymond, a 16-year old who has to participate in “The Walk.” It’s a competition held between 100 teenage boys who have to keep walking at a certain speed, the winner is whoever stays alive.
Along “The Walk” we keep discovering more about this society, and the lives of the participants.
6. The Dead Zone (1979)
The book talks about John Smith in 2 different phases. As a kid, he had a skating accident that transferred him to the dead zone. Then as a young man, he goes into a coma for 5 years and wakes up with psychic powers.
He wakes up with some troubles as some of his memories are in a dead zone in his mind. He can now tell some things from the past, and others from the future.
Ever since then, everything starts going downhill for Johnny.
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7. Cujo (1981)
Ever heard of a monstrous dog? The protagonist of this story is the dog Cujo. He’s a friendly family dog. Cujo gets bitten by a bat and turns into a killer.
Cujo belongs to the family of Joe Camber, but he doesn’t start attacking before Joe’s wife and their son leave.
Later, out of bad luck, Donna Trenton’s car breaks down, so she takes her son Tad and goes to Joe Camber’s repair shop to fix it, only to find themselves trapped in the car, with Cujo trying to attack.
8. The Running Man (1982)
The story takes place in 2025. It’s published under King’s pseudonym, Richard Bachman. The story takes place in a fictional dystopian America. The protagonist, Ben Richards, is broke and he needs money to treat his ill daughter.
He participates in a game show called “The Running Man” where participants have to keep running from the police for a month They earn money for each surviving hour, and they earn money for killing officers who chase them.
The only problem is that he’s being watched by everyone around the planet, and they might turn him in to win. Is Ben going to win?
9. The Dark Tower Series (1982 – 2012)
The Dark Tower tower series consists of 8 books. The series takes place in a parallel universe, where the Dark Tower connects all the universes. Roland Deschain is the last gunslinger, and he’s on a quest to find the Dark Tower.
Throughout his journey, he meets different people, friends, and enemies. What makes this series stand out is that in a way it connects most of King’s novels. You can find references and elements mentioned from some of his stories like; ‘Salem’s Lot, The Stand, The Talisman, The Eyes of the Dragon, and It.
10. Pet Sematary (1983)
If you have the chance to bring your beloved dead ones back to life, will you take it, regardless of what comes next? Apparently, our protagonist, Louis, will.
The story takes place in Maine, where Louis moves with his wife Rachel, his kids Gage and Ellie, and their cat Church. They meet their neighbor Jud, who takes them on a trip to a pet cemetery.
This trip reveals a lot about Rachel and Louis’s past. Later, when Church dies, Jud takes Louis to a cemetery, behind the pet’s one. Louis follows Jud’s instructions and buries Church, only to find it home alive on the very next day.
The same thing happens when Gage dies, and when Rachel dies too. However, that resurrection has its own consequences, and things will never be the same.
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11. It (1986)
The famous horror movie from 2017 and 2019 is originally a novel by Stephen King, written in 1986. The novel narrates the story of seven kids in a fictional town; they’re followed by “It,” some sort of a monster that has the ability to disguise and change his look.
We see the protagonists as kids, then we see them three decades later as adults, with all the childhood trauma they have from being chased by “It.”
The adults reunite when they find out that innocents are being killed. They think that “It” might be responsible for that. The story depicts their fight against “It,” with some flashbacks of their childhood with him.
12. Misery (1987)
Misery is the name of the heroine of a series of novels, written by the protagonist of this story, Paul Sheldon. He writes about her for years and finally, he kills her in the last book to start a new series, Fast Cars.
Killing Misery will bring Paul some misery of his own, as later, he gets involved in a car accident, and he’s rescued by Annie, a mentally unstable nurse who’s at the same time his number one fan.
Annie is angry at Paul for killing Misery, and she tortures him. She even makes him burn the manuscript of Fast Cars to bring Misery back to life. Will he do as she tells, or will he suffer the consequences?
13. The Green Mile (1996)
The Story takes place in Georgia, in 1932. It narrates the story of John Coffey, a prisoner who’s in jail for killing two young girls. John Coffey has healing powers; he can heal people and even transfer the diseases to others.
Paul, the captain of the prison guards discovers John’s healing powers when he heals a rat. He even heals Paul himself. Later, we find out that John is innocent.
What happens to those who were healed by John’s powers? Will they die? Live for ages? Or have some powers too? That’s what you’ll discover in the story.
With over 100 published books, we can fairly say that among Stephen King’s books, you’ll find the breathtaking horror stories you’re looking for.
He cultivated genres like; supernatural fiction, gothic drama, dark fantasy, and psychological horror.
What’s your favorite book off the list? And what do you plan on reading next?
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An introduction to the Stephen King library from his UK editor
As you may know, Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling writers ever and there is a very good reason for that: he writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.
Many readers are surprised to discover that Stephen King wrote the stories of their favourite films The Shawshank Redemption , The Green Mile , Stand by Me and Misery . When they make the connection, they often come to us to ask which King they should read first. Other readers say they enjoyed his ‘horror’ stories in their teens and are ready to be reacquainted with the amazing range and literary power of his work. And then of course there is a new generation of readers who will grow up reading Stephen King.
So… I am thrilled to present his complete backlist, grouped here into ten distinct categories so that you can pick the right book for you – whether to discuss at your Reading Group or read through terrified fingers – although, of course, I recommend reading them all.
Philippa Pride, Editor
The Books of Stephen King
Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this...
Fairy Tale (2022)
Welcome to the Dark Side of Happily Ever After.
Gwendy’s Final Task (2022)
King and Chizmar join forces again with a powerful novel which is also the final chapter in the Gwendy tril...
Billy Summers (2021)
A compelling new suspense novel.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (2020)
The beloved novella - and the basis for the movie classic The Shawshank Redemption - about an unjustly impr...
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2020)
Part memoir, part masterclass by one of the bestselling authors of all time.
If It Bleeds (2020)
Four irresistible new stories from the master, including the stand-alone sequel to The Outsider.
Gwendy’s Magic Feather (2019)
From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar, comes the breathtaking sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box whic...
The Institute (2019)
There's Only One Way Out.
A moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together.
Flight or Fright (2018)
An anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
The Outsider (2018)
A compelling and chilling suspense novel.
Sleeping Beauties (2017)
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep...
Charlie the Choo-Choo (2017)
A picture book from the world of The Dark Tower.
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Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Holly , Fairy Tale , Billy Summers , If It Bleeds , The Institute , Elevation , The Outsider , Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King ), and the Bill Hodges trilogy : End of Watch , Finders Keepers , and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower , It , Pet Sematary , Doctor Sleep , and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time . He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King .
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Are you an avid Stephen King fan? If so, then you’re in the right place! In this article, we are sharing a list of all of Stephen King’s books in order. Whether you love horror classics like IT and The Shining or more recent works such as The Outsider and Doctor Sleep, here you will find them all listed chronologically by date of publication. Get ready to take a trip through time – from Carrie, published back in 1974, to his latest thriller coming out in 2023 – and see first-hand how masterful one of the greatest authors has been for now almost 5 decades.
But first, who is Stephen King?
Stephen King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. He has published over 60 novels and over 200 short stories throughout his career, many of which have been adapted into films or TV series. Stephen King’s books often focus on themes such as alienation, violence, and the struggle between good and evil.
What should be the first Stephen King book to read?
Salem’s Lot ( Amazon or Bookshop ) — Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book.
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What is Stephen King’s longest book?
The longest Stephen King book is The Stand, which was first published in 1978 and has since gone through several editions. This classic post-apocalyptic novel follows a group of survivors who set off on a journey to rebuild the world after a devastating plague ravages the planet. Clocking in at 1,154 pages (in its uncut form), The Stand is a must read for any Stephen King fan. In addition to The Stand, other long novels by Stephen King include IT and Under the Dome, both of which contain over 1,000 pages. If you’re looking for something longer than 1,000 pages but shorter than The Stand, try 11/22/63 or Bag of Bones. These two books have around 800-900 pages each and are filled with King’s trademark suspense and horror.
What is Stephen King’s newest book?
Stephen King’s newest book is entitled HOLLY ( Amazon or Bookshop ), which will be released in September 2023. Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King’s most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.
Stephen King Books in Order of Publication
This list of Stephen King books includes his: novels, novellas, nonfiction, and short story collections. This does not include all his individual short stories, essays, anthologies and other unpublished works.
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 1974 – 1980
- Carrie (Novel: 1974)
- ‘Salem’s Lot (Novel: 1975)
- Rage (Bachman Novel: 1976)
- The Shining (Novel: 1977)
- Night Shift (Story Collection: 1977)
- The Stand (Novel: 1978)
- The Long Walk (Bachman Novel: 1978)
- The Dead Zone (Novel: 1979)
- Firestarter (Novel: 1979)
- The Mist (Novella: 1980)
- Danse Macabre (Nonfiction: 1980)
- Roadwork (Bachman Novel: 1980)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 1981 – 1990
- Cujo (Novel: 1981)
- The Dark Tower (Novel: 1981)
- The Running Man (Bachman Novel: 1981)
- Apt Pupil (Novella: 1982)
- The Body (Novella: 1982)
- The Breathing Method (Novella: 1982)
- Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Novella: 1982)
- Different Seasons (Story Collection: 1982)
- The Plant [Installment One] (Epistolary Novel: 1982)
- Christine (Novel: 1982)
- Cycle of the Werewolf (Novel: 1982)
- The Plant [Installment Two] (Epistolary Novel: 1982)
- Pet Sematary (Novel: 1983)
- The Eyes of the Dragon (Novel: 1983)
- The Talisman (Novel: 1983)
- Thinner (Bachman Novel: 1984)
- The Plant [Installment Three] (Epistolary Novel: 1984)
- Skeleton Crew (Story Collection: 1984)
- Cycle of the Werewolf (Novel: 1985)
- IT (Novel; September 1986)
- The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three (Novel: 1986)
- The Eyes of the Dragon (Novel: 1987)
- Misery (Novel: 1987)
- The Tommyknockers (Novel: 1987)
- My Pretty Pony (Novel: 1987)
- Nightmares in the Sky (Nonfiction: 1987)
- Letters from Hell (Novel: 1988)
- Dolan’s Cadillac (Novel: 1988)
- The Dark Half (Novel: 1989)
- The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition (Novel: 1989)
- The Langoliers (Novella: 1990)
- The Library Policeman (Novella: 1990)
- Secret Window, Secret Garden (Novella: 1990)
- The Sun Dog (Novella: 1990)
- Four Past Midnight (Story Collection: 1990)
- The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands (Novel: 1990)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 1991 – 2000
- Needful Things (Novel; October 1991)
- Gerald’s Game (Novel; May 1992)
- Nightmares & Dreamscapes (Story Collection: 1993)
- Dolores Claiborne (Novel: 1993)
- Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America With Three Chords and an Attitude (Nonfiction: 1993)
- Insomnia (Novel: 1994)
- Blind Willie (Novella: 1994)
- Rose Madder (Novel: 1994)
- Desperation (Novel: 1995)
- The Regulators (Bachman Novel: 1995)
- The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls (Novel: 1996)
- The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile (Novel: 1996)
- The Green Mile: Coffey’s Hands (Novel: 1996)
- The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix (Novel: 1996)
- The Green Mile: Night Journey (Novel: 1996)
- The Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile (Novel: 1996)
- The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass (Novel: 1996)
- Six Stories (Novel: 1996)
- Bag of Bones (Novel: 1998)
- The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Novel: 1999)
- The New Lieutenant’s Rap (Novel: 1999)
- Hearts in Atlantis (Novella: 1999)
- Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling (Novella: 1999)
- Low Men in Yellow Coats (Novella: 1999)
- Why We’re in Vietnam (Novella: 1999)
- Hearts in Atlantis (Story Collection: 1999)
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Nonfiction: 1999)
- Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (Nonfiction: 1999)
- The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel (Novel: 2000)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 2001 – 2010
- Dreamcatcher (Novel: 2001)
- Black House (Novel: 2001)
- From a Buick 8 (Novel: 2001)
- Everything’s Eventual (Story Collection: 2002)
- The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla (Novel: 2002)
- The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (Revised Novel: 2003)
- The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah (Novel: 2003)
- The Dark Tower (Novel: 2004)
- Faithful (Nonfiction: 2005)
- The Colorado Kid (Novel: 2005)
- The Secretary of Dreams, Vol. 1 (Novel: 2005)
- Cell (Novel: 2006)
- Lisey’s Story (Novel: 2006)
- Blaze (Bachman Novel: 2006)
- The Colorado Kid (Chadbourne) (Novel: 2006)
- The Colorado Kid (Miller) (Novel: 2006)
- The Colorado Kid (Potter) (Novel: 2006)
- Duma Key (Novel: 2008)
- A Very Tight Place (Novella: 2008)
- N (Novella: 2008)
- Just After Sunset (Story Collection: 2008)
- The Little Sisters of Eluria (Novel: 2009)
- Stephen King Goes to the Movies (Story Collection: 2009)
- UR (Novella: 2009)
- Under the Dome (Novel: 2009)
- Blockade Billy (Novella: 2009)
- The Secretary of Dreams, Vol. 2 (Novel: 2010)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 2011 – 2020
- 11/22/63 (Novel: 2011)
- The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole (Novel: 2012)
- GUNS (Nonfiction: 2013)
- Joyland (Novel: 2013)
- The Dark Man (Novel: 2013)
- Doctor Sleep (Novel: 2013)
- Mr. Mercedes (Novel: 2014)
- Revival (Novel: 2014)
- Finders Keepers (Novel: 2015)
- The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Story Collection: 2015)
- End of Watch (Novel: 2016)
- Gwendy’s Button Box (Novella: 2017)
- Sleeping Beauties (Novel: 2017)
- The Outsider (Novel: 2018)
- Elevation (Novella: 2018)
- The Institute (Novel: 2019)
- If It Bleeds (Novella: 2020)
- The Life of Chuck (Novella: 2020)
- Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (Novella: 2020)
- Rat (Novella: 2020)
STEPHEN KING BOOKS IN ORDER FROM 2021 – 2023
- Later (Novella: 2021)
- Billy Summers (Novel: 2021)
- Gwendy’s Final Task (Novel: 2022)
- Fairy Tale (Novel: 2022)
- Holly (Novel: 2023)
Should Stephen King be read in order?
While Stephen King’s books don’t have to be read in order, fans of his work often prefer to do so. Reading the books in chronological order allows readers to experience King’s works as they were intended and appreciate the references made throughout his works. That said, while reading Stephen King in order is not essential, it can help enhance your overall reading experience.
What do you think about this list of Stephen King books in order of publication?
Have you read any of these Stephen King books? Are any of these books or his other works on your TBR? What book by Stephen King is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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74 Books Written by Stephen King
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75 Books Written by Stephen King
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Billy summers, if it bleeds, the institute, the langoliers, the outsider, sleeping beauties, gwendy's button box, end of watch, finders keepers, bill hodges, book 2, mr. mercedes, doctor sleep, the bachman books, the wind through the keyhole, the dark tower, book 8, under the dome, lisey's story, the colorado kid, the dark tower, the dark tower, book 7, song of susannah, the dark tower, book 6, wolves of the calla, the dark tower, book 5, from a buick 8, dreamcatcher, secret windows, essays and fiction on the craft of writing, a memoir of the craft, the girl who loved tom gordon, bag of bones, wizard and glass, the dark tower, book 4, the regulators, desperation, the green mile, the complete serial novel, rose madder, dolores claiborne, gerald's game, needful things, the waste lands, the dark tower, book 3, the dark half, nightmares in the sky, gargoyles and grotesques, the tommyknockers, the drawing of the three, the dark tower, book 2, the eyes of the dragon, the talisman, cycle of the werewolf, pet sematary, the dark tower i, the gunslinger, the dark tower, book 1, danse macabre, firestarter, the dead zone, night shift, the shining, salem's lot, did stephen king write all these books.
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