Popular and Notable Books From The 1970s

Popular and Notable Books From 1970:
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Bless the Beasts and Children by Glensin Swarthout
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
Deliverance by James Dickey
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) by David Reuben
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell
The Greening of America by Charles A. Reich
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
The Late, Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey
Love Story by Erich Segal
Play As It Lays by Joan Didion
QB VII by Leon Uris
Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw
The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt
The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss
The Sensuous Woman by J (Joan Garrity)
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
Up the Organization by Robert Townsend
What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles

Popular and Notable Books From 1971:
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
The Betsy by Harold Robbins
Blackmark by Archie Goodwin and Gil Kane
The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Drifters by James A. Michener
The Exorcist by William P. Blatty
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks?
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Message from Malaga by Helen MacInnes
Love Story by Erich Segal
The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand
The Other by Tom Tryon
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
The Pagan Rabbi by Cynthia Ozick
The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone
QB VII by Leon Uris
Rabbit Redux by John Updike
Wheels by Arthur Hailey
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

Popular and Notable Books From 1972:
August 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Deathwatch by Robb White
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
Semi-Tough by Dan Jenkins
Shane by Jack Schaeffer
Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Wheels by Arthur Hailey
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
The Word by Irving Wallace

Popular and Notable Books From 1973:
The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Burr by Gore Vidal
Evening in Byzantium by Irwin Shaw
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
The Friends by Rosa Guy
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart
The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Sula by Toni Morrison
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Popular and Notable Books From 1974:
All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz
Burr by Gore Vidal
Carrie by Stephen King
Centennial by James A. Michener
The Dispossessed by Urslua K. Le Guin
The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth
The Fan Club by Irving Wallace
Jaws by Peter Benchley
I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
The Pirate by Harold Robbins
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Popular and Notable Books From 1975:
Centennial by James Michner
The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh
Curtain by Agatha Christie
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone
Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
I Am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy
J R by William Gassis
Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner
The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Shogun by James Clavell
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Popular and Notable Books From 1976:
1876 by Gore Vidal
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon
Bloodstar by Robert E. Howard and Richard Corbin
Chandler: Red Tide by Jim Steranko
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
Curtain by Agatha Christie
The Deep by Peter Benchley
Dolores by Jacqueline Susann
The Hite Report by Shere Hite
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins
The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
Roots – Alex Haley
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
by Kurt Vonnegut
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Speedboat by Renata Adler
Storm Warning by Jack Higgins
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
Trinity by Leon Uris
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver

Popular and Notable Books From 1977:
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw
Daniel Martin by John Fowles
Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins
Falconer by John Cheever
The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre
How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
Oliver’s Story by Erich Segal
The Shining by Stephen King
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Trinity by Leon Uris

Popular and Notable Books From 1978:
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon
Chesapeake by James A. Michener
Evergreen by Belva Plain
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Fools Die by Mario Puzo
The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr
Sea, Sea, Sea by Iris Murdoch
Scruples by Judith Krantz
Second Generation by Howard Fast
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Stand by Stephen King
War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
The World According to Garp by John Irving

Popular and Notable Books From 1979:
1985 by John Hackett
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Chesapeake by James Michener
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Establishment by Howard Fast
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart
The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum
Memories of Another Day by Harold Robbins
Oh Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss
Overload by Arthur Hailey
Smiley’s People by John le Carré
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
Triple by Ken Follott
War and Remembrance by Herman Woulk
The White Album by Joan Didion

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