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Which Stephen King Book Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

The stars come bearing words of terror from the King…

The covers of "Firestarter," "It," and "Misery" by Stephen King.
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Stephen King is a prolific writer and Master of Horror, so much so that it may even seem like he has more horror novels than there are stars in the sky.  And while some of his villains come from worlds among those very stars, so too do our book recommendations.

Maybe you're looking into getting into the wonderful catalogue of Stephen King and you just don't know where to start. Maybe you've read everything he's ever written and are just curious which one most represents you.

No matter which end of the spectrum you sit at, we've got you covered. Here's the Stephen King book you are based on your zodiac sign!

Aries (March 21-April 19)



By Stephen King

Not to be too obvious here, but Aries is a fire sign, and Firestarter is the perfect match.

Yes, the element at the heart of the novel speaks to this impatient sign of the Ram, but it goes beyond the surface level.

As young Charlie McGee struggles with her growing powers of pyrokinesis, Aries will find a connection to her lack of control.

This star sign is known for following their impulses before anything else, diving into challenges head-on with determination instead of careful planning.

Charlie’s fiery rage in the face of her pursuit by brutal government agents will also pique the interest of Aries’s aggression.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

needful things

Needful Things

By Stephen King

Known as the sign of the Bull, Taurus is usually regarded as the most stubborn sign of the zodiac. But did you also know they’re also the most materialistic?

There’s nothing wrong with liking the finer things in life, of course. Unless you’re a character in Needful Things.

In Castle Rock, Maine there is a wonderful shop where you can find anything your heart desires. There aren’t any price tags on these wonderful curios.

But of course there’s a price. The practicality of Taurus will be reeling as deal after deal is made, but the covetous nature of this earth sign won’t be able to resist.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

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The Stand

By Stephen King

Gemini is an air sign also known as the sign of the Twin. The most notable trait of these individuals is their dual nature, a characteristic that will make The Stand a heart-pounding read for them.

The Stand is a tale of the ultimate fight between good and evil. After 99% of the population is wiped out by a virus, those who are left fall desperately into two factions.

One is led by the benevolent 108-year-old Mother Abagail, and the other is headed by the viciously chaotic Randall Flagg.

The adaptable Gemini will be hooked on the back-and-forth power struggle, and their aversion to loneliness will have the apocalyptic tale striking fear into their hearts.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

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Pet Semetary

By Stephen King

A Cancer's best quality is their loyalty. Their worst quality is that they can be manipulative. Their best Stephen King read makes their worst fears come to life in Pet Sematary.

When the Creed family moves to a rural Maine town, their idyllic new life devolves into tragedy when their young son dies in a terrible accident. But the eerie graveyard in the nearby woods promises a solution that will call to Cancer's refusal to let anyone go.

This water sign would manipulate the laws of nature itself if it got them what they wanted. But the Creed family is about to discover why some dead things should stay that way.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

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By Stephen King

The fire sign of Leo is impossible to ignore. They have a creative and theatrical personality. The Stephen King novel It delivers a villain that exemplifies the dark side of this nature.

In the small town of Derry, Maine seven teenagers discovered a nameless horror beyond their imaginations. It fed on their fear—and on children. Now, nearly three decades later, the beast they battled has returned for another meal.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

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By Stephen King

Though the sign of the Maiden are typically known for their motherly and caring nature, Virgos certainly have their bad qualities. They like things how they like them, and they are incredibly serious about getting what they want.

Misery should make them feel right at home.

When bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon kills off the protagonist of his popular romance series, not everyone is happy with the conclusion. Annie Wilkes is one of these unhappy readers, and she's lucky enough to find Paul after a car accident leaves him incapacitated.

Under the guise of nursing him back to health, she suggests he give her favorite heroine a second chance at life. Her methods of persuasion just happen to be particularly violent…

Libra (September 23-October 22)



By Stephen King

The air sign of Libra is also known as the sign of the Scales. As such, this sign is very concerned with balance and harmony.

They hate violence and injustice, which means 11/22/63 will both draw them in and set them on edge.

When President Kennedy was assassinated, the course of the future shifted. 35-year-old Jake Epping has the chance to go back in time and change history.

Stepping through a portal to 1958, Jake now has to grapple with exactly what it means to mess with the laws of time.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

gerald's game, a psychological thriller book from stephen king

Gerald's Game

By Stephen King

Scorpions protect themselves with the sharp stinger attached to their tails. Scorpios are just as resourceful, using everything at their disposal to fight their way through a situation. So what better Stephen King read could they find than Gerald's Game?

Jessie Burlingame is in a difficult situation after agreeing to take part in one of her husband's sex games. Handcuffed to the bed in their summer home, she's trapped without help when Gerald dies beside her.

No one is looking for her, and her only hope of survival is to draw on her own strength—and the memories and voices rattling around in her brain.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

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The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

By Stephen King

Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer. With every fiery arrow unleashed, these individuals streak across the sky in exciting adventures, shedding all limitations. And at the end of the day, a gunslinger isn't too different from an archer…

In The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, an epic journey begins. Roland of Gilead is The Last Gunslinger.

This loner is on a quest through a desolate world to track down The Man in Black, but along the way finds companionship in an alluring woman named Alice and a boy from New York named Jake.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

The Shining

The Shining

By Stephen King

Capricorn is the most responsible sign of the zodiac. These Sea Goats pride themselves on their self-control, so much so that they can be incredibly unforgiving of anyone else who doesn't rise to their standards. The Shining may just be their worst nightmare.

Jack Torrance has just taken a job as the off-season caretaker for the old Overlook Hotel. He's looking forward to focusing on his writing and reconnecting with his family (an important value for this earth sign), but as the winter rolls in, he and the hotel are slowly being overcome by sinister forces.

For someone as self-disciplined as a Capricorn, losing agency to evil is unthinkable.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

the long walk by stephen king, a psychological horror book

The Long Walk

By Stephen King

Aquarius is the sign of progressive humanitarians, making them one of the first to stand up and speak out against injustice. They are uncompromising in their fight for a cause. A dystopian book like The Long Walk will get their teeth grinding.

Every year brings with it the annual contest known as the Long Walk, a competition between 100 boys to see who can keep a steady pace of four miles an hour without stopping.

The winner is given anything he wants for the rest of his life. The losers—and anyone who breaks the rules—die. This year, against his mother's wishes, 16-year-old Ray Garraty signs himself up.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)



By Stephen King

Pisces are the sensitive souls of the zodiac. These water signs are so gentle that they often find themselves becoming victims. But once they finally wise up, their spiritual power makes them a force to be reckoned with.

There's no Stephen King read more appropriate for the sign of the Fish than Carrie. Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at school and battered by her mother's religious fanaticism at home.

But the more the world breaks her heart, the more powerful she becomes.  Ever since she was a little girl she had the special gift to move things with her mind.

Now when an act of kindness turns into a horrific betrayal, her cruel town is about to find out just how strong she is.

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