TTT: A Trip Down Memory Lane with the King of Horror. (Stephen King. See what I did there?)

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Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

October 31: Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!)

A little housekeeping this week: I know not everyone is a fan of Stephen King and/or horror. Feel free to check out my past TTT Halloween Freebies: And the (Halloween) Winner Is… (2016) and Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. (2015).

I don’t read a lot of horror anymore, but back in the day I was a HUGE Steven King fan. (When I say back in the day I mean WAY back – early 1990’s for sure.) My Dad loved Stephen King, and he was the reason I finally dove into the books in high school. I still love Stephen King, but these days I tend to stick with his non-horror stuff. (For those of you who don’t know – There’s More to Stephen King than Horror!)

As you see from the link above, I’ve written a post in the past highlighting some of Mr. King’s not-so-scary works. I thought since it’s Halloween I’d take a trip down memory lane and highlight my Stephen King Horror favorites. Especially since It is so darn popular right now. (I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve seen on Facebook saying, “I just read It! What Stephen King book should I read next?!)

This seems to be the perfect time to introduce some new King readers to his old standbys. Shall we?

TTT: Classics From the King (of Horror)


In this week’s graphic, I tried to go with all the classic covers I remember, the majority of these titles I would see sitting on my Dad’s nightstand as he read them over the years.

These were all favorites of mine. It scared the pants off me. The others are scary or suspenseful, but not at the It level.

I didn’t read these last three, but my Dad was a huge Stephen King fan, and these early classics were among his favorites.

Christine was definitely my Dad’s favorite. He loved that book.

I should note that I do have Doctor Sleep on my TBR (my brother loaned me his copy a year or more ago, sorry I still have it!), but I wanted to re-read The Shining before I tackle it’s sequel.


If you’re a Stephen King fan, what classic horror did I miss? What topic did you tackle for today’s open Halloween prompt? Sound off below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!

10 thoughts on “TTT: A Trip Down Memory Lane with the King of Horror. (Stephen King. See what I did there?)

  1. My problem is that (1) I’m a big scaredy cat when it comes to creepy/scary things and (2) I do most of my reading at night before bed, which is like the WORST time for scaredy cats to read scary books. But at some point I’m going to have buckle down and just read some Stephen King. I did buy Sleeping Beauties because it definitely sounded like it was more on the creepy side rather than the outright scary side.

    Good post!

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    • I totally get it! I read a lot right before bed which is one reason why I haven’t reread The Shining so I can read Doctor Strange. He writes non-horror too. 11/22/63 is one of my top ten favorite books I’ve ever read. Mr. Mercedes is a great detective novel. Or try a short story from Different Seasons to see if you like his writing style. The Body (made into the film Stand By Me) is my favorite, although my husband prefers Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. 🙂

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      • I totally forgot about 11/22/63!!! I read that one and I LOVED it. That book is the only reason I know the date of JFK’s assassination (I know that’s terrible but I remember things by association). Ugh, that was such a fantastic book. My hubby is out of town this weekend so maybe I’ll crack open Sleeping Beauties. 🙂


  2. I’ve never actually read any Stephen King though I really do plan too. I watched the Pet Semetary movie at 8 or 9 and it scared me so badly that I’ve been to chicken to read King ever since even though I have enjoyed some of his movies. The Shining especially is a favorite though I don’t think I realized Doctor Sleep was the sequel!

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