What are the best recommended books by Stephen King?

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    #1The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.


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    Bertha Córdova
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I recently saw The Hobbit on a list of recommended books by Stephen King. Mr. King didn't write The Hobbit, so I was very confused. I guess the person who made the list was very confused also."
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    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.


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    Kelly Vasquez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This definitely does not work for me. In the first place the book topic is books by Stephen King. When I clicked the link it took me to a book by George Orwell. That did not solve my problem of looking for books by Stephen King. I could not use this solution."
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    #3Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down is a book by Richard Adams about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. This allegorical tale also tells the adventure and challenging journey of rabbits.


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    Catherine Martin
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love stephen King! This book is lovely!"
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    #4The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 


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    Carol Reid
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I had a hard time getting "caught up" in this book at first. The further I read I was sucked in. There is no bad Stephen King book!"
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    #5The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.


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    Margaret Young
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "What a great story to read!"
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    #6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.


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    William Mitchell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Normally I really all the books that Stephen King recommends but this one just falls short for me. This I just couldn’t go whatever reason get involved in this book. I couldn’t really put my finger on if it was the writing, plot, of characters. Others my like this but it wasn’t for me."
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    #7Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.


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    Katherine Herrera
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I have always enjoyed reading books by Stephen King. He is one of my favorite authors. If I were looking to read a suspenseful and romantic book. I would probably read: "Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles). It is such a compelling book. You don't want to put it down until you learn of the Vampire {Louis de Pointe du Lac's) story of his life."
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    #8Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Donald Fernandez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I remembering reading this book when it first came out. Jane Austen is a fantastic author and in Pride and Prejudice, she introduces Anna Quindlen. This book was later turned into a movie, but it wasn't nearly as good. It really is true that a book is better than its counterpart. I highly recommend reading it if you haven't."
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    #9The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.

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    Ronald Cruz
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Oddly enough "The Help" was one of the best books recommended by Stephen King. The recent award-winning screenplay was based on this novel. The book seems to allow one to connect even more emotionally to these ladies' struggle and is a fantastic read."
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    #10The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.


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    Carol Medina
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should"
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    #11The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter
    First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is a classic work by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in a Puritan society, it tells the story of Hester Prynne as she is punished and publicly shamed for having a child outside of wedlock.

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    Victoria Deng
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Scarlet Letter is an absolutely fantastic book. Even though it was written in 1850, it still holds up today. It's a story about a woman who gets socially ostracized for going against the norm and brutally psychologically punished for doing so. It helps us to see that treating people differently for something that doesn't involve us is absolutely ridiculous and teaches a good life lesson."
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    Dracula is classic horror, Paranormal and fantasy fiction written by Bram Stoker. It was published September 18, 2012 Canterbury Classics as a part of Word Cloud Classics series.


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    Albert Munoz
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book! I love these kind of fantasy fiction books."
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    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 


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    #14The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is a thriller fiction novel first published in 1988. This book follows the story of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, as he tries to escape from FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.

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    Harold Jacobs
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "You know a lot of the iconic scenes from the excellent movie with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, but put them aside and you'll be thrilled even more by the amazing book. It's taut and well written, and is an extraordinary look inside the world of professional criminal investigation. Gripping until the very last page."
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    Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs Danvers...

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    Zachary Duncan
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Rebecca is a first person narrative of a heroine that keeps the reader in suspense from the very beginning; "I dreamt again of Manderley" until the sinister end. The book as well written and captivating piece of gothic fiction that will leave the reader feeling as if they have actually wandered the grounds of the old windswept houses of Manderley."
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    #16The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.

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    Divya Verma
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Tolkien is what every fantasy and science fiction writer aspires to be. This is an entire world with hierarchies, languages, different cultures and power plays. This is a must-read."


Best What are the best recommended books by Stephen King
1The HobbitBooks 26 Paid
21984Books 23 Paid
3Watership DownBooks 23 Paid
4The Great GatsbyBooks 21 Paid
5The Catcher in the RyeBooks 19 Paid
6The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 18 Paid
7Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 16 Paid
8Pride and PrejudiceBooks 15 Free
9The HelpBooks 14 Paid
10The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)Books 13 Paid

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