Stephen King writes big books and although they are engaging enough to keep you hooked and entertained throughout, they still can be off-putting for the uninitiated. So bearing all the above in mind, here is what I think a new reader of Stephen King should start with: (click on any name to go to its Amazon page for more reviews)
1- The Shining
3- Bag of Bones
This is not by any means a list of my top three SK books but if you have it in you to read big books then you should read these and in this order, I read them all can attest to that.
If you prefer starting of with something a little shorter then Misery and Carrie are for you and of course you must not miss the most famous SK story, The Shining.
3- The Shining
If you would like fast paced easy reads and more recent King books then you can begin with Mr. Mercedes, which is a great crime thriller and then move down the list. 11/22/63 is a monster of a book but worth every second of reading. If you don't want to tackle a book this size, then of course, yes you said it, go for The Shining
1- Mr. Mercedes
Here is a list of the Stephen King novels I have read in case you would like to discuss any of them of ask about any of them. Below that are the SK novels on my To-Be-Read list.
Have been read:
- Bag of Bones
- The Dark Half
- Doctor Sleep
- Mr. Mercedes
- The Shining
On my TBR list:
Thank you very much for reading. Enjoy your journey into the vortex that is Stephen King writing.
WARNING: if you get hooked it will be bad for your wallet and for your time. You have been warned!