Expanded ‘DT’ Challenge

I have set myself a challenge to read not only to read the core of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, but to read the his other connected works.

I’m following the suggestions of blogpost called, A Suggested Reading Order for the Extended “Dark Tower” Series (Revised 2016 Edition) by The Truth Inside The Lie (note: the blog is no longer accessible so I’ve share an archive link)

This is their list and it’s a little long… but I’ll be striking through the books as I read them (…hopefully all read them the way through but I am giving myself permission not to):

  1. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
  2. ‘salem’s Lot
  3. The Stand – (revised and expanded in 1990) [Retry]
  4. “The Mist” – found within King’s 1985 collection Skeleton Crew [Re-Read]
  5. The Talisman [Retry]
  6. The Eyes of the Dragon
  7. It
  8. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  9. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  10. Needful Things [Retry]
  11. Insomnia [Retry]
  12. Rose Madder [Retry]
  13. Desperation and The Regulators [Retry]
  14. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  15. “Everything’s Eventual”
  16. “The Little Sisters of Eluria”
  17. The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
  18. Bag of Bones
  19. Storm of the Century — This 1999 television miniseries [Re-Watch]
  20. Hearts In Atlantis
  21. On Writing [Re-Read]
  22. Black House
  23. From A Buick 8 [Re-Read]
  24. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  25. Kingdom Hospital ( 2004 television series)
  26. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  27. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  28. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  29. Cell
  30. “Ur” — This 2009 short story can be found in King’s collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  31. 11/22/63

This is definitely going to be a multi-year project and I’m honestly not sure how many pages I will end up reading. And no, I’m not work that out. 

I’ve tried to mark the books I’ve already attempted when I was in my teens. As you can see I’ve bounced off more of Kings work on this list than I’ve finished. 

I can ultimately fall back on the core books but I’m challenging myself to read more of his canon.