The Definitive Stephen King Book List

It's surprisingly hard to find a definitive list of Stephen King's books. Most of what you'll find on the internet leaves out at least a dozen or more books—sometimes excluding story collections, co-written stories, his non-fiction, etc.

With a little bit of research, I was able to pull together this full list of Stephen King's works, in the order they were published.

A couple additional notes:

  • In the 70s and 80s, King wrote a number of novels under the name Richard Bachman. He did this for the simple reason that he was writing voraciously and didn't want to publish more than one book per calendar year under his own name. The ruse was discovered by a journalist in the late 80s and King was a big enough star by then that his publishing pace didn't matter. The name was (mostly) retired.

  • King's series and numerous story collections are noted as such in parentheses.

  • Please shop local. You can do so online through bookshop.org. When you buy through my link, I get a small cut.


Carrie | 1974

'Salem's Lot | 1975

The Shining (Shining I) | 1977

Rage (as Richard Bachman) | 1977

Night Shift (stories) | 1978

The Stand | 1978

The Long Walk (as Richard Bachman) | 1979

The Dead Zone | 1979

Firestarter | 1980

Roadwork (as Richard Bachman) | 1981

Danse Macabre (non-fiction) | 1981

Cujo | 1981

The Running Man (as Richard Bachman) | 1982

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I) | 1982

Different Seasons (stories) | 1982

Christine | 1983

Pet Sematary | 1983

Cycle of the Werewolf | 1983

The Eyes of the Dragon | 1984

The Talisman (Talisman I, w/Peter Straub) | 1984

Thinner (as Richard Bachman) | 1984

Skeleton Crew (stories) | 1985

It | 1986

The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower II) | 1987

Misery | 1987

The Tommyknockers | 1987

The Dark Half | 1989

Four Past Midnight (stories) | 1990

The Waste Lands (Dark Tower III) | 1991

Needful Things | 1991

Gerald's Game | 1992

Dolores Claiborne | 1992

Nightmares and Dreamscapes (stories) | 1993

Insomnia | 1994

Rose Madder | 1995

The Green Mile | 1996

Desperation | 1996

The Regulators (as Richard Bachman) | 1996

Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower IV) | 1997

Bag of Bones | 1998

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon | 1999

Hearts in Atlantis (stories) | 1999

Storm of the Century (screenplay) | 1999

On Writing (non-fiction) | 2000

Dreamcatcher | 2001

Black House (Talisman II, w/Peter Straub) | 2001

From a Buick 8 | 2002

Everything's Eventual (stories) | 2002

Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower V) | 2003

Song of Susannah (Dark Tower VI) | 2004

The Dark Tower (Dark Tower VII) | 2004

Faithful (non-fiction, w/Stewart O'Nan) | 2004

The Colorado Kid | 2005

Cell | 2006

Lisey's Story | 2006

Blaze (as Richard Bachman) | 2007

Duma Key | 2008

Just After Sunset (stories) | 2008

Under the Dome | 2009

Full Dark, No Stars (stories) | 2010

11/22/63 | 2011

The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower) | 2012

Joyland | 2013

Doctor Sleep (Shining II) | 2013

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges I) | 2014

Revival | 2014

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges II) | 2015

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams | 2015

End of Watch (Bill Hodges III) | 2016

Gwendy's Button Box (w/Richard Chizmar) | 2017

Sleeping Beauties (w/Owen King) | 2017

The Outsider | 2018

Elevation | 2018

Flight or Fright (ed. by Stephen King) | 2018

The Institute | 2019

If It Bleeds (stories) | 2020

Later | 2021

Billy Summers | 2021