1970 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1970 Books & Bestsellers

1970 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Love Story by Erich Segal
2. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
3. Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
4. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
5. Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell
6. QB VII by Leon Uris
7. The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin
8. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt
9. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
10. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

1970 Non-Fiction Books

1. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex but Were Afraid To Ask by David Reuben
2. The New English Bible
3. The Sensuous Woman by “J” (Joan Garrity)
4. Better Homes and Gardens Fondue and Tabletop Cooking by the BH&G Editors
5. Up the Organization by Robert Townsend
6. Ball Four by Jim Bouton
7. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language by William Morris
8. Body Language by Julius Fast
9. In Someone’s Shadow by Rod McKuen
10. Caught in the Quiet by Rod McKuen

1970 Notable Literature

The Archaeology of Knowledge by Michel Foucault
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Sisterhood is Powerful, edited by Robin Morgan
Sexual Politics by Kate Millet
The Structuralist Controversy, edited by Richard Macksey and Eugenio Donato
The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Deliverance by James Dickey
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
Hard Times by Studs Terkel
Play it As It Lays by Joan Didion
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
The Unheavenly City by Edward C. Banfield

1970 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Collapse of the Third Republic by William L. Shirer
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
The Body Has a Head by Gustav Eckstein
Wellington: The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford
The New English Bible with the Apocrypha
Pluche, or the Love of Art by Joan Dutourd
Zelda by Nancy Milford
Baldur’s Gate by Eleanor Clark
A Quiet Voyage Home by Richard Jessup
Time and Again by Jack Finney
Last Things by C.P. Snow
An Eye for the Dragon: Southeast Asia Observed by Dennis Bloodworth
Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns
Papillon by Henry Charrière
Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
The Myth of the Machine by Lewis Mumford
1970 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1970, according to GoodReads
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