You may have watched some of the best movie adaptations of Stephen King's novels before you've read the book, or you may have read first his page-turner novels before you've seen the adaptations, for whatever reason, Stephen King's works never fail to amaze us. No wonder he has already sold more than 350 million copies! So, if you want to know why he's described as the "King of Horror", or why his books are loved by many bookworms out there, then now is the perfect time to read some of his best novels. Just make sure that you're quite prepared to really get scared because most of the works of this prolific horror and suspense writer will definitely give you the creeps! Feel free to check out our list of best books by Stephen King and start reading one tonight!
In case you didn't know, It is Stephen King's 22nd book. This novel is so good that it has received a British Fantasy Award in 1987. Not only that, this horror novel also has a movie adaptation, which was released in 2017. This follows the series of events that the seven children have experienced after being terrorized by an evil entity.
If you are in the mood for a novel featuring vampires, you can also give Salem's Lot a try. This centers on the life of a writer named Ben Mears as he gets to return to a town he used to live at, only to find out that the people there are becoming vampires. This has also been made into a TV series in 1979.
Have you seen the psychological thriller movie based on Stephen King's book that has won an Oscar? In case you haven't, you may want to read this book first before you see the movie. This novel has received a Bram Stoker Award for Novel in 1987. Misery centers on the life of a popular writer and his psychotic die-hard fan.
The Long Walk is also written by Stephen King under his pen name, Richard Bachman. Although this is not his first novel to ever get published, this is the first book he ever wrote. This centers on teenage boys who engage in a race called The Long Walk. The characters either get warnings or get themselves involve in terrifying events if they break the rule or exceed their limits.
If you've already read some of the best books by Stephen King and you are still looking for more, you may want to consider his serial novel called The Green Mile. It originally has six volumes, but it has also been republished in one-volume work. It follows the story of a death row supervisor and an inmate.
Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King novels that has two movie adaptations. The first one was in 1989, and the other one was in 2019. This has also been nominated for the Best Novel category at the World Fantasy Award in 1986. It follows the story of a family who moves into a countryside wherein they discover the darker side in the woods that bothers them.
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