My Stephen King Reading Year

To say I love reading is a bit of an understatement. It’s a topic I’m trying to include more often on this blog, as it’s a huge part of my life. Every year, I love to set a Goodreads reading challenge and set myself some reading goals. This year, I have a very specific author-related goal that I thought some of you might be interested in.

My main reading challenge for 2020 is to read 25 books. In 2019 it was the same, and I managed to read 23, so I’m pretty confident.

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Aside from my numbers goal, I’m also planning to have a ‘Stephen King year’, which I have to say I am very excited about! I don’t have a specific number of Stephen King books I’d like to read this year, but my general aim is to read as much Stephen King as possible, around one book a month.

Why am I doing this? I love Stephen King! He writes such tense thrillers, scary horrors, and has a fantastic sense of humour. I would really recommend trying out some King if you haven’t before. He’s so prolific, there’s bound to be something you like! Because he’s so prolific, there’s a lot of novels for me to work through this year. In the past I have read:

  • The Shining
  • IT
  • Doctor Sleep
  • Misery (my all-time favourite!)
  • The Green Mile
  • Carrie
  • On Writing (the memoir)
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So far in 2020, I have read Thinner and Mr Mercedes. I loved both of these novels, and it was great to read some crime by King, as well as the horror.

I am currently reading Gerald’s Game, which has a fascinating premise and I’m really enjoying it so far.

Also on my list for this year are:

  • Under The Dome (I’m saving this for the Summer holidays, it’s a chunky book!)
  • The Institute
  • Salem’s Lot
  • The Shining (re-read)
  • Revival

And that’s about it really. I’m planning on checking in on here every few months to see how my Stephen King challenge is going. If you have any recommendations for King novels, please let me know in the comments, or if you want recommendations, let me know what sort of thing you like to read. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “My Stephen King Reading Year

  1. I love Stephen King’s books but haven’t read one in forever! definitely adding some of his novels to my goodreads to-read list.


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