Recommended reading order?

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Kingunlucky

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Kurben

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The Bill Hodges Trilogy should be read in order. So should The DT books. And Shining before Dr. Sleep. then its kind of interesting to read the Castle Rock novels in order; Dead Zone, Cujo, Dark Half and Needful Things. Its not necessary though. You could do the same with the Derry novels starting with IT, Insomnia, Bag of Bones, Dreamcatcher. A fun thing but not necessary at all. But basically you can just skip around witthout missing anything vital.
 

GNTLGNT

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There's obviously no right or wrong answer but if I had it to do over again, I'd have read them in the order they were published.
 

Keion215

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In my humble, but honest opinion, I believe readers should start with the Dark Tower series. I recall King once referred to the DT series as the Jupiter in his literary universe.

And through this series, you will naturally know what to read subsequent to DT(ie., IT, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Salem's Lot... to next a few).