Popular and Notable Books From The 1980s

Popular and Notable Books From 1980:
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The Covenant by James A. Michener
The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Firestarter by Stephen King
God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Jailbird – Kuty Vonnegut
The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie
Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz
Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
Random Winds by Belva Plain
Smiley’s People by John le Carre
The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

Popular and Notable Books From 1981:
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough
The Covenant by James Michner
Cujo by Stephen King
The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Good bye, Janette by Harold Robbins
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Masquerade by Kit Williams
Noble House by James Clavell
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak
Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme
The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
No Time for Tears by Cynthia Freeman
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymind Carver
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

Popular and Notable Books From 1982:
2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough
The BFD by Roald Dahl
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin
Different Seasons by Stephen King
E.T., The Extraterrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allenda
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz
Moo Baa La La La (board book) by Sandra Boynton
North and South by John Jakes
The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.
The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum
The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer
Soft as a Kitten by Audean Johnson
Space by James A. Michener
Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel

Popular and Notable Books From 1983:
Cathedral by Raymond Carver
Changes by Danielle Steel
Christine by Stephen King
Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré
The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour
The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Peek-a-Boo, I See You by Joan Phillips
Poland by James A. Michener
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Poland by James Michner
Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
Space by James Michner
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Joan D. Vinge
White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Popular and Notable Books From 1984:
“…And Ladies of the Club” by Helen Hooven Santmyer
The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer
First Lady from Plains by Rosalynn Carter
The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth
Full Circle by Danielle Steel
Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cosneros
Iacocca: an Autobiography by Lee Iacocca with William Novak
In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.
The Kennedys: an American Drama by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers
Lincoln by Gore Vidal
Love and War by John Jakes
Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia
Mayor by Edward I. Koch with William Rauch
Money by Martin Amis
Motherhood: the Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombech
Neuromancer by William Gibson
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Thinner by Stephen King
The Wasp Family by Iain Banks
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundra
Who Killed the Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Popular and Notable Books From 1985:
A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Baby’s First Words by Lars Wik
Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert
The Ciderhouse Rules by John Irving
The Class by Erich Segal
Contact by Carl Sagan
Family Album by Danielle Steel
Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford
If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Jubal Sackett by Louis L’Amour
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
Love in the Time of Cholora by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lucky by Jackie Collins
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Secrets by Danielle Steel
Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Texas by James A. Michener
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
White Noise by Don DeLillo

Popular and Notable Books From 1986:
A Perfect Spy by John le Carre
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson
The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins
I’ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz
It by Stephen King
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour
Lie Down ith Lions by Ken Folett
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spieglman
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Wanderlust by Danielle Steel
Whirlwind by James Clavell

Popular and Notable Books From 1987:
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Fine Things by Danielle Steel
The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour
Hatchet by Gary Paulson
Heaven and Hell by John Jakes
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss and James Stevenson
It by Stephen King
Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor
Misery by Stephen King
New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford
Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Popular and Notable Books From 1988:
Alaska by James A. Michener
The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) by Paulo Coelho
Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
To Be the Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tim Wolfe
The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum
The Magic Locket by Elizabeth Koda-Callan
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Mitla Pass by Leon Uris
One by Richard Bach
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson
Zoya by Danielle Steel

Popular and Notable Books From 1989:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
California Gold by John Jakes
Caribbean by James A. Michener
Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
Daddy by Danielle Steel
The Dark Half by Stephen King
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Midnight by Dean Koontz
The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Russia House by John le Carre
The Sands of Time by Sidney Shelton
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Star by Danielle Steel
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

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