201 Books Stephen King Recommends

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  8. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  12. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  14. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  15. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  18. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  19. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  20. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  21. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  22. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  23. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  24. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  25. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  26. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  27. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  29. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  30. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  31. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
  32. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  33. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  34. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  35. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  36. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  37. Jaws by Peter Benchley
  38. The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe
  39. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  40. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  41. Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  42. The №1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  43. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  44. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  45. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  46. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  47. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  48. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  49. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  50. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
  51. The Terror by Dan Simmons
  52. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  53. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  54. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  55. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson
  56. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  57. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  58. A Death in the Family by James Agee
  59. The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
  60. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  61. Drood by Dan Simmons
  62. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
  63. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  64. The Other by Thomas Tryon
  65. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  66. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  67. Intensity by Dean Koontz
  68. Hell House by Richard Matheson
  69. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
  70. The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  71. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  72. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  73. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  74. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  75. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
  76. The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker
  77. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  78. The Ruins by Scott B. Smith
  79. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  80. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  81. Psycho by Robert Bloch
  82. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  83. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  84. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
  85. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
  86. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  87. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  88. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  89. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  90. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
  91. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  92. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
  93. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  94. Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh
  95. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  96. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  97. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  98. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  99. La vida secreta de las abejas by Sue Monk Kidd
  100. At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft
  101. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  102. Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker
  103. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
  104. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
  105. A Widow for One Year by John Irving
  106. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  107. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
  108. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
  109. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  110. Deception on His Mind by Elizabeth George
  111. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
  112. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  113. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  114. Collected Ghost Stories by M.R. James
  115. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  116. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  117. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  118. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  119. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
  120. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  121. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Peter David
  122. Heridas abiertas by Gillian Flynn
  123. The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
  124. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  125. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
  126. The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
  127. The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
  128. Savages by Don Winslow
  129. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  130. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  131. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  132. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  133. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  134. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
  135. I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
  136. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
  137. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
  138. The Grifters by Jim Thompson
  139. Dead Man’s Walk by Larry McMurtry
  140. Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown
  141. Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
  142. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  143. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  144. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
  145. The Doll Who Ate His Mother by Ramsey Campbell
  146. Poisoned Soil by Tim Young
  147. Life as a Lie by Rebecca Perere
  148. Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block
  149. The Ax by Donald E. Westlake
  150. Damselfly by Chandra Prasad
  151. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  152. Missing You by Harlan Coben
  153. Dispatch by Bentley Little
  154. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
  155. The Ignored by Bentley Little
  156. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  157. Day Four by Sarah Lotz
  158. Speaks the Nightbird by Robert R. McCammon
  159. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
  160. The Accident by Chris Pavone
  161. The Secret Place by Tana French
  162. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
  163. The Marauders by Tom Cooper
  164. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
  165. Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  166. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
  167. The Turnaround by George Pelecanos
  168. The Last Good Day by Peter Blauner
  169. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
  170. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
  171. A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
  172. Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl
  173. In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
  174. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
  175. Dirty White Boys by Stephen Hunter
  176. The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
  177. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  178. The Amulet by Michael McDowell
  179. Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell
  180. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  181. The Fog by James Herbert
  182. The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  183. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  184. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
  185. The Fifties by David Halberstam
  186. The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  187. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  188. Burn, Witch, Burn!/Creep, Shadow, Creep! by A. Merritt
  189. Joe Hill by Wallace Stegner
  190. The Natural by Bernard Malamud
  191. Close Range by Annie Proulx
  192. Off Season by Jack Ketchum
  193. Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
  194. Spider Kiss / Stalking the Nightmare by Harlan Ellison
  195. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
  196. From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell
  197. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
  198. The Poet by Michael Connelly
  199. The Narrows by Michael Connelly
  200. The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
  201. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

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