Crown the King

Hello! I’m posting this week’s edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a day late, as I like the topic – the top books from X genre I’ve added to my TBR list recently.

I’m on a major Stephen King kick and am currently scooting through his apocalyptic epic, The Stand, the first of King’s books I’ve tackled. I’m in awe of his writing and finally saw the original movie version of It, making me even more anxious to read as many of his 50+ novels and stories as possible.

The List

The Shining is my favorite movie adaptation of a King book, so far. The creep factor is intense and the child actor is amazingly talented. Of course, one cannot forget Jack Nicholson’s penultimate role as Jack. I’m really looking forward to reading The Shining and being creeped out via an entirely different format!

It is, in my opinion, the ultimate creepy clown movie! Who am I kidding – clowns are just plain creepy regardless! I have the Audible edition of this particular work and I’m excited to see what Pennywise’s voice sounds like in it!

Carrie is among my most favorite King movies – about a telekinetic power possessing, isolated, teen girl with a creep show mother, I’m looking forward to reading this. Of course, I’ve seen the movie countless times; the psychotic mom is my favorite character.

Misery is another movie adaptation I’ve seen, but have yet to read. Kathy Bates, I think, was perfection in her role as a reader obsessed with a writer! The fact that this book concerns books at all makes me smile very big!

Pet Sematary is admittedly a cheesy, albeit creepy, movie. Pet Sematary 2 is just hilarious! Anyhow, I recently got a cool edition with a comic booky cover and I’ve heard that the book is amazing!

The Gunslinger, the beginning of King’s The Dark Tower series intrigues me. Plus, it comes very highly recommended. I heard that a movie adaptation is coming soon – with none other than Matthew McConaughey in the starring role! 😀

‘Salem’s Lot is a book I received through a swap and I’m really looking forward to hopefully figuring out why there’s an apostrophe at the beginning of the title!

The Green Mile seems very different from some of King’s tales. I’ve never seen the movie version, so reading it will be a total surprise!

Needful Things is a book I’ve been curious about for a long time. I remember when the movie came out – I haven’t seen it – and being creeped out by the previews. I hope to be creeped out when I read it as well!

Christine, the classic killer car tale, will undoubtedly be great in print, as I love the movie. It tickles me that the nerdy main character is avenged by his dang car!

Love, Maggie


    • Maggie

      LOL!!!! I will totally have a blast! I love scaring myself! 😁 Romances are a nice change of pace though! I love Kasie West’s stuff!

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Stephen King so badly recently. I’ve never read one of his books, but I’ve recently started liking horror. I hope to start Carrie soon.

    • Maggie

      Yes! The Stand is my first King read and I’m in awe of his amazing writing skills! I can’t believe I took so long to start reading him! Carrie is going to be my next read of his! 😀

    • Maggie

      Yes! The sequel is silly compared to the original; I remember my best friend and I laughing our heads off when we’d watch it! It’s worth it for a good laugh! 😀

  2. I love this list!! I am a big King fan myself and ‘The Stand’, ‘The Shining’ as well as the ‘Dark Tower Series’ are probably my all-time favourites! I recently read ‘Misery’ and liked it as well – super creepy! Freaked me out more than I thought.
    I also have ‘Salem’s Lot’ on my list, as well as ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Cujo’.
    …But in the end, I wanna read them all anyways 😉

    • Maggie

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m all about King and never imagined I’d love his writing so much, but I’m in total love! I want to read all of his books and could’ve made this list endless! LOL! 😀

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