1973 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1973 Books & Bestsellers

1973 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
2. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann
3. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
5. Burr by Gore Vidal
6. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart
7. Evening in Byzantium by Irwin Shaw
8. The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum
9. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman
10. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

1973 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Living Bible by Kenneth Taylor
2. Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
3. I’m O.K. You’re O.K. by Thomas Harris
4. The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
5. Weight Watchers Program Cookbook by Jean Nidetch
6. How To Be Your Own Best Friend by Mildred Newman et al.
7. The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch
8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook by the BH&G Editors
9. Alistair Cooke’s America by Alistair Cooke
10. Sybil by Flora R. Schreiber

1973 Notable Literature

The Coming of Postindustrial Society by Daniel Bell
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Interpretation of Cultures by Clifford Geertz
Legimitation Crisis by Jürgen Habermas
Metahistory by Hayden White
Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Anxiety of Influence by Harold Bloom
Roll, Jordan, Roll by Eugene D. Genovese
The Gulag Archipelago (written 1958-1968) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Economic Analysis of Law by Richard A. Posner

1973 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Making of a Psychiatrist by David S. Viscott
Harry S Truman by Margaret Truman
The Taking of Pelham, One Two Three by John Godey
American Mischief by Alan Lelchuk
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne
Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Böll
My Young Years by Arthur Rubenstein
The Americans by Daniel J. Boorstein
Food in History by Reay Tannahill
Marilyn: A Biography by Norman Mailer
The Salamander by Morris West
The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
Burr by Gore Vidal
A Different Woman by Jane Howard
1973 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1973, according to GoodReads
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