Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy novels. He is best-known for such published works as Carrie, The Shining and Misery – all of which have been adapted into successful films. Infact, much of King’s writing has been adapted into other mediums. Besides being a novelist, King has written many short stories and screenplays. Most of King’s works are standalone novels, with a notable exception of (The Dark Tower). He is married to fellow author Tabitha King and father of Joe Hill.

Stephen King’s first true novel was also one of his best known works, Carrie, which was published in 1974. He has been writing ever since. Below is a list of Stephen King’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Shining Books


The Shining(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Sleep(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Tower Books


The Gunslinger(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drawing of the Three(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Waste Lands(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard and Glass(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolves of the Calla(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Song of Susannah(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Tower(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind Through the Keyhole(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Talisman Books


The Talisman(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black House(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Green Mile Books


The Two Dead Girls(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mouse on the Mile(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coffey's Hands(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Journey(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coffey on the Mile(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Carrie(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Salem's Lot(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rage(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stand(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Walk(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Zone(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firestarter(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roadwork(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cujo(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Running Man(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christine(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pet Sematary(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thinner(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eyes of the Dragon(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Misery(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tommyknockers(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Half(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Needful Things(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gerald's Game(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolores Claiborne(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Insomnia(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose Madder(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Mile(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desperation(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Regulators(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bag of Bones(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreamcatcher(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From a Buick 8(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Colorado Kid(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cell(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lisey's Story(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blaze(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duma Key(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Dome(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
11/22/63(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joyland(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Mercedes(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revival(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


The Breathing Method(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Bullet(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Pretty Pony(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Umney's Last Case(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shawshank Redemption(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apt Pupil(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riding the Bullet(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blockade Billy(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ur(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mile 81(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Throttle(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Face in the Crowd(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Tall Grass(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Night Shift(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Different Seasons(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stephen King's Creepshow(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Crew(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Past Midnight(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmares and Dreamscapes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hearts in Atlantis(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 1(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just After Sunset(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stephen King Goes to the Movies(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road Rage(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Dark, No Stars(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 2(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Best American Short Stories 2007(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Storm of the Century(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


The Talisman, Vol. 1: The Road of Trials(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Vampire, Vol. 1(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Danse Macabre(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmares in the Sky(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mid-Life Confidential(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Writing(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faithful(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The novels Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man, Thinner, The Regulators and Blaze were originally written under the pen name of Richard Bachman. The Talisman series is co-authored by Peter Straub. Road Rage is co-authored with Joe Hill and Richard Matheson. Throttle and In the Tall Grass are co-authored with Joe Hill. A Face in the Crowd and Faithful are co-authored with Stewart O’Nan.

Hard Listening is written with fellow Rock Bottom Remainders band members Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Matt Groening, Roy Blount Jr., James McBride, Ridley Pearson, Scott Turow and Amy Tan.

If You Like Stephen King Books, You’ll Love…

Stephen King Synopses: The Shining is the a psychological horror novel about an alcoholic author (Jack Torrance) who moves his family to a hotel in Colorado. Soon afterward, Jack’s son Danny begins to experience supernatural phenomenons. The Shining was famously made into a movie by director Stanley Kubrick in 1980. It starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

In Misery, author Paul Sheldon finds himself in the middle of a snowstorm while driving through the mountains. When he wakes up, he is in the home of Annie Wilkes – an ex-nurse and avid reader of Sheldon’s work. Annie is able to nurse the injured author back to health, but she begins to show herself as something other than just a good Samaritan. Misery was adapted into a film directed by Rob Reiner and starred James Caan and Kathy Bates.


  • Brando

    I’m reading The Dark Half. The last time I read it was probably 15 years ago and it’s surprising to me just how good it is. It’s so well done, in particular the writing style between chapters to capture the personality of whomever the focus is.

  • LMB

    The Dark Tower series list is missing Book 7 (The Dark Tower VII) – The Dark Tower.

    • Brandon

      Thanks for pointing that out!