Below, you'll find a complete bibliography of the book-length works of Stephen King. Being that we here at Charnel House are big fans of lists and charts, we're doing our best to give you not only a basic bibliography, but also a publication history as well as a chart history. Based simply on the amount of #1 titles King has had, he is the most popular writer ever ... but not every book went to #1, and I think that's interesting. I hope you enjoy perusing the chart as much as I've enjoyed making it.
All figures come from the New York Times Bestseller List. A ? denotes a fact I'm having trouble verifying. A - means the book did not chart. A * indicates that the book was released during a newspaper strike, thus the chart data is impossible to quantify. All titles are hyperlinks back to the corresponding review page, and all #1s are indicated with red shading and a bold white typeface. Enjoy the chart!
|08/30/1979||The Dead Zone||1||1|
|07/08/1979||The Long Walk||-||-|
|05/23/1982||The Running Man||-||-|
|06/10/1982||The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger||-||1|
|11/07/1983||Cycle of the Werewolf||-||5|
|10/08/1984||The Talisman (with Peter Straub)||1||1|
|12/02/1984||The Eyes of the Dragon||1||1|
|10/04/1985||The Bachman Books||10||3|
|05/01/1987||The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three||-||1|
|10/24/1989||The Dark Half||1||1|
|05/13/1990||The Stand: Complete & Uncut||1||1|
|09/03/1990||Four Past Midnight||1||1|
|08/16/1991||The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands||-||1|
|10/13/1993||Nightmares & Dreamscapes||2||3|
|04/14/1996||The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls||-||1|
|05/12/1996||The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile||-||1|
|06/09/1996||The Green Mile: Coffey's Hands||-||1|
|07/07/1996||The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix||-||1|
|08/19/1996||The Green Mile: Night Journey||-||1|
|09/15/1996||The Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile||-||1|
|08/09/1997||The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass||12||1|
|09/22/1998||Bag of Bones||1||1|
|02/01/1999||Storm of the Century||-||7|
|04/16/1999||The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon||1||2|
|09/14/1999||Hearts In Atlantis||4||3|
|11/21/1999||The Green Mile (Compiled)||-||2|
|09/15/2001||Black House (with Peter Straub)||1||2|
|09/24/2002||From a Buick 8||1||6|
|11/04/2003||The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla||2||-|
|06/08/2004||The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah||1||-|
|09/21/2004||The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower||1||-|
|03/14/2005||Faithful (with Stewart O'Nan)||3||-|
|10/04/2005||The Colorado Kid||-||5|
|11/30/2008||Just After Sunset||2||5|
|11/10/2009||Under the Dome||1||-|
Which is actually kind of a lie. See, because of the whole Green Mile debacle about charting series' books as one title, what really went to #2 was "The Dark Tower, Volumes 1-5. It's safe to assume, however, that because the chart dates correspond with Wolves of the Calla's release date, that's the book we should be talking about.
Even more frustrating is the paperback charting of Wolves. Still under the "whole series" designation, I'm positive the Dark Tower name should have charted ... but I can't find the data. This will hopefully change, because it's inconceivable that neither the trade nor the mass-market paperback of Wolves charted at all.
Someone in the chart department seemed to wise up to the ludicrousness of the concept, and both Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower had solo chart runs, both topping at #1. One has to wonder what would have happened if Wolves had been allowed to stand alone.