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Stephen King’s Top 10 Favorite Books

Stephen King, author of Carrie and The Shining, has said that we don’t challenge ourselves enough while reading.

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.

  1. The Golden Argosy, The Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language – edited by Van Cartmell and Charles Grayson
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  3. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  4. McTeague – Frank Norris
  5. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  6. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  7. 1984 – George Orwell
  8. The Raj Quartet – Paul Scott
  9. Light in August – William Faulkner
  10. 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.

(h/t csmonitor)