Tower Junkies – 036 – Palaver – 2019 Stephen King Year in Review

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Recorded January 14, 2020: In this episode, Tiny and I get back into the swing of things by reflecting on 2019 in the Kingiverse.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 053 – TJ B-Roll – “Matt and Tiny in the Mooorning” – Cats Are Apex Predators, What We’d Do As Winter Caretakers of a Hotel, and The Bourne Movies – July 4, 2019

Timestamps

  • Show Start – 00:19
  • King News – 02:19

Year in Review: Stephen King – 22:07

  • Adaptations – 22:29
  • What We Read 2019 – 27:23
  • 2020 for King – 41:24
  • 2020 for Tower Junkies – 47:50
  • Closing the Ep – 1:04:05
  • Patreon Stinger: “Matt and Tiny in the Moooorning”1:06:06
  • Pre-Recorded Outro – 1:07:03

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Matt’s Top 19 King Novels

  1. 11/22/63
  2. It
  3. Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower IV)
  4. Pet Sematary
  5. Misery
  6. The Shining
  7. The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower II)
  8. The Dark Tower (Dark Tower VII)
  9. The Stand
  10. Under the Dome
  11. The Waste Lands (Dark Tower III)
  12. Christine
  13. Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower V)
  14. The Dead Zone
  15. The Gunslinger(Dark Tower I)
  16. Mercedes
  17. Salem’s Lot
  18. Song of Susannah (Dark Tower VI)
  19. Gerald’s Game

Tiny’s Top 19 King Novels

  1. The Dark Tower (Dark Tower VII)
  2. Misery
  3. The Stand
  4. The Shining
  5. The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower II)
  6. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I)
  7. Christine
  8. Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower IV)
  9. It
  10. Cujo
  11. The Dead Zone
  12. Mr. Mercedes
  13. Gerald’s Game
  14. Pet Sematary
  15. Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower V)
  16. Salem’s Lot
  17. Under the Dome
  18. 11/22/63
  19. The Waste Lands (Dark Tower III)

Matt’s 2019 Audiobook Listens 

  1. Carrie by Stephen King – 2/15/19
  2. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – 2/18/19
  3. Under the Dome by Stephen King – 2/21/19
  4. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower I) by Stephen King ~ 2/21-2/27
  5. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King – 2/27/19
  6. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower II) by Stephen King – 3/4/19
  7. 11/22/63 by Stephen King – 3/7/19
  8. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower III) by Stephen King – 3/11/19
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) by J.K. Rowling – 3/11/19
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J.K. Rowling – 3/12/19
  11. The Stand by Stephen King – 3/26/19
  12. Misery by Stephen King – 3/28/19
  13. Pet Sematary by Stephen King ~ 3/28-3/30
  14. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick – 3/30/19
  15. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King – 5/1/19
  16. Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, Book 1) by Stephen King ~ 5/1-7/3
  17. The Shining by Stephen King – 7/3/19
  18. Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen – 7/9/19
  19. It by Stephen King – 7/17/19
  20. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – 7/22/19
  21. Caliban’s War (The Expanse, Book 2) by James S.A. Corey – 7/30/19
  22. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, Book 2) by Stephen King – 7/31/19
  23. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower IV) by Stephen King – 8/2/19
  24. Duma Key by Stephen King – 8/7/19
  25. Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate, Book 1) by Megan E. O’Keefe – 8/9/19
  26. Elevation by Stephen King – 8/9/19
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling – 8/11/19
  28. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson – 8/16/19
  29. Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey – 8/16/19
  30. Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse, Book 3) by James S.A. Corey – 8/18/19
  31. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien – 8/19/19
  32. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J.K. Rowling – 8/22/19
  33. The Wind Through the Keyhole (A Dark Tower Novel) by Stephen King – 8/30/19
  34. Firestarter by Stephen King – 9/10/19
  35. The Institute by Stephen King – 9/17/19
  36. In The Tall Grass by Stephen King & Joe Hill – 9/17/19
  37. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill – 9/23/19
  38. Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss by Stephanie Wittels Wachs – 9/24/19
  39. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – 9/30/19
  40. Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay – 10/1/19
  41. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill – 10/3/19

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