1980 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1980 Books & Bestsellers

1980 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Covenant by James A. Michener
2. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
3. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
4. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz
5. Firestarter by Stephen King
6. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
7. Random Winds by Belva Plain
8. The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
9. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
10. The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss

1980 Non-Fiction Books

1. Crisis Investing: Opportunities and Profits in the Coming Great Depression by Douglas R. Casey
2. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
3. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton and Rose Friedman
4. Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient by Norman Cousins
5. Thy Neighbor’s Wife by Gay Talese
6. The Sky’s the Limit by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
7. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler
8. Craig Claiborne’s Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey
9. Nothing Down by Robert Allen
10. Shelley: Also Known as Shirley by Shelley Winters

1980 New York Times Bestsellers

Donahue by Phil Donahue
Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman
Men in Love by Nancy Friday
Thy Neighbor’s Wife by Gay Talese
Shelley: Also Known as Shirley by Shelley Winters
Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey
Cosmos by Carl Sagan

1980 Notable Literature

Fin-de-Siècle Vienna by Carl Schorske
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guatteri
Is There a Text in This Class? by Stanley Fish
1980 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1980, according to GoodReads
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