Stephen King Recommends

Anyone who's enough of a Stephen King fan to follow his tweets will know that he regularly recommends the best of the books he's currently reading. The books (as you might expect!) tend towards horror novels and thrillers, but he is obviously an incredibly prolific reader and his recommendations really run the gamut of genres. The main requirement seems to be that they are entertaining and compelling- words that probably best describe King's own work!

Most recently King recommended Megan Abbott, an American crime author who's latest book has been getting great reviews across the board. You Will Know Me is a dark psychological thriller about a young female gymnast which would be great for fans of Gone Girl.

Stephen King Tweet that is recommending You Will Know Me by Megan AbbottYou Will Know Me

In December, King recommended the third and final installation of Linwood Barclay's Promise Falls trilogy, a small town story full of secrets, multiple storylines, and plenty of twists and turns.

Stephen King tweet recommending Twenty Three by Linwood BarclayBroken Promise

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Here King recommends Laura Lippman's standalone thriller Wilde Lake, which follows Luisa “Lu” Brant, the first female attorney of her county, as she takes on her first murder case and finds out that what seems like a straightforward case is anything but.

stephen king tweet recommending Wilde LakeWilde Lake

King also joined the long list of people and publications that have stood up for The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead; it was also the 2016 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction and the August Oprah Book Club book.

Stephen King tweet recommending The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad

And lastly (and perhaps most endearingly), we have:

Stephen king tweet recommending Charlie the Choo-chooCharlie the Choo-Choo

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