Found in the 2007 book, The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books, King reveals what he likes to read. Certainly not what I expected.
- The Golden Argosy, The Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language – edited by Van Cartmell and Charles Grayson
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
- The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
- McTeague – Frank Norris
- Lord of the Flies – William Golding
- Bleak House – Charles Dickens
- 1984 – George Orwell
- The Raj Quartet – Paul Scott
- Light in August – William Faulkner
- Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
Complement with the books that mentor billionaires, chess prodigies, and performance coaches and the list that I bought the most books off this year: Tyler Cowen's 2014 non-fiction list.
King has also suggested that good fiction is the truth inside of a lie.