1983 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1983 Books & Bestsellers

1983 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Return of the Jedi Storybook, adapted by Joan D. Vinge
2. Poland by James A. Michener
3. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
4. The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carr
5. Christine by Stephen King
6. Changes by Danielle Steel
7. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
8. White Gold Wielder: Book Three of The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
9. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
10. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour

1983 Non-Fiction Books

1. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr
2. Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives by John Naisbitt
3. Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck
4. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
5. Jane Fonda’s Workout Book by Jane Fonda
6. The Best of James Herriot by James Herriot
7. The Mary Kay Guide to Beauty: Discovering Your Special Look by Beauty Experts at Mary Kay Cosmetics
8. On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett
9. Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen
10. The Body Principal: The Exercise Program for Life by Victoria Principal

1983 New York Times Bestsellers

Megatrends by John Naisbitt
In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck

1983 Notable Literature

Ironweed by William Kennedy
I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
Black Marxism by Cedric Robinson
The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
Local Knowledge by Clifford Geertz
1983 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1983, according to GoodReads
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