I was a little bit cheeky with the number because I was planning to read more than five because I have set a long-term aim to read everything I can by the author.
As of today, I have finished twenty-three titles. There are a heck of a lot more to read, but I have - for the past few weeks - decided to take a break, for a reason I'll explain below, until the start of 2023.
I've read a few King books, here and there, over the years but I started from scratch with his first novel - Carrie - in 2021 and decided to read everything in order from early 2022. With that said, I did move some books to the front of the queue when I decided to read a copy of 11/22/63 I have had since the paperback came out years ago.
I also bought - and read - Fairy Tale when it was published back in September.
The Stand is my favourite Stephen King novel so far. I think reading it during the middle of a pandemic made the story even more thought provoking. I cannot help but wonder how scary I would have found it had I decided to read the novel in 2020.
At 1,152 pages, The Stand is also the longest book I have read in 2022 (thanks Good Reads for informing me of that fact!). I don't want to read the next book on my Stephen King list because I'd rather be in contention for the longest book I'll read in 2022.
The title in question is It. According to Good Reads, It has 1,116 pages. I aim to start reading - or in It's case: rereading - it at the start of 2023.
For now, you can see the ranking of the books I have read/reread since I began this mission.