J. Peder Zane, author of The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books, wrote a letter to Stephen King, as well as numerous other influential and successful writers, requesting a list of his favorite books. Below is the list King provided in his responsive letter to Zane – click on the images for more information.
(As you will see in future posts, numerous authors cite Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece, Blood Meridian, as a favorite book). We examined the literary influences of McCarthy in another post: The Books that Influenced Cormac McCarthy
Below are several other books King has professed his affinity for (T.A. Maclagan of BookBub):