It's been 40 years since Stephen King published his first novel Carrie — to say that he's kept busy since then would be a massive understatement. Take this quiz to find out how well-versed you are on Stephen King's eclectic works.
NOTE: All novels and non-fiction books were included. Short stories were not, except as part of short story collections. Novellas were included if they were published independently before inclusion in a separate collection.
Carrie (1974)'Salem's Lot (1975)The Shining (1977)Rage (1977) (as Richard Bachman)Night Shift (1978)The Stand (1978)The Long Walk (1979) (as Richard Bachman)The Dead Zone (1979)Firestarter (1980)Roadwork (1981) (as Richard Bachman)Danse Macabre (1981)Cujo (1981)The Running Man (1982) (as Richard Bachman)The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)Different Seasons (1982)Christine (1983)Pet Sematary (1983)Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)The Talisman (1984) (with Peter Straub)Thinner (1984) (as Richard Bachman)Skeleton Crew (1985)It (1986)The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)Misery (1987)The Tommyknockers (1987)The Dark Half (1989)Four Past Midnight (1990)The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)Needful Things (1991)Gerald's Game (1992)Dolores Claiborne (1992)Nightmares & Dreamscapes (1993)Insomnia (1994)Rose Madder (1995)The Green Mile (1996)Desperation (1996)The Regulators (1996) (as Richard Bachman)The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)Bag of Bones (1998)The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)Hearts in Atlantis (1999)Riding the Bullet (2000)On Writing (2000)The Plant (2000) (unfinished)Dreamcatcher (2001)Black House (2001) (with Peter Straub)Everything's Eventual (2002)From a Buick 8 (2002)The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)Faithful (2004) (with Stewart O'Nan)The Colorado Kid (2005)Cell (2006)Lisey's Story (2006)Blaze (2007) (as Richard Bachman)Duma Key (2008)Just After Sunset (2008)Ur (2009)Throttle (2009) (with Joe Hill)Under the Dome (2009)Blockade Billy (2010)Full Dark, No Stars (2010)Mile 81 (2011)11/22/63 (2011)The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)A Face in the Crowd (2012) (with Stewart O'Nan)In the Tall Grass (2012) (with Joe Hill)Joyland (2013)Doctor Sleep (2013)Mr. Mercedes (2014)
How Much Stephen King Have You Read?
You haven't read a single goddamn Stephen King book. No, watching The Shining or Carrie doesn't count. Stop what you're doing and go pick up a copy of The Stand. Yes, it's long. Deal with it.
You've dabbled in Stephen King, but you really need to step it up. If you don't love the few books you have read, maybe try something from another genre. He's done it all! As it stands, you're really missing out.
You enjoy Stephen King books, although there are serious gaps in your knowledge. That's OK — he's written an intimidating amount of novels. Definitely keep at it: Your favorite Stephen King book may be one you haven't read yet.
You love Stephen King enough to make some people around you feel a little uncomfortable. Don't let them get to you. You've obviously found a connection to King's books, and that's a good thing. Now go ahead and read everything you've missed. There's so much more to discover.
You are a true Stephen King obsessive. What's crazy is, as many of his books as you've read, there are still plenty more you haven't gotten to yet. Luckily, you're well aware, and you've made it your mission to get through the rest of his catalog. Godspeed!
Bow down to the ultimate Stephen King addict. You've read almost everything that he's written, and that's no easy feat. Over the years, Stephen King has delighted you, made you laugh, and kept you up at night. There are very few other authors for which you could say the same.