1985 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1985 Books & Bestsellers

1985 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
2. Texas by James A. Michener
3. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
4. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon
5. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
6. Secrets by Danielle Steel
7. Contact by Carl Sagan
8. Lucky by Jackie Collins
9. Family Album by Danielle Steel
10. Jubal Sackett by Louis L’Amour

1985 Non-Fiction Books

1. Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca with William Novak
2. Yeager: An Autobiography by Gen. Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos
3. Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon
4. Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
5. The Be-Happy Attitudes by Robert Schuller
6. Dancing in the Light by Shirley MacLaine
7. A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference by Thomas J. Peters and Nancy K. Austin
8. The Frugal Gourmet by Jeff Smith
9. I Never Played the Game by Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre
10. Dr. Berger’s Immune Power Diet by Stuart M. Berger

New York Times Bestsellers

A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin
Yeager by Chuck Yeager, Cy Janos, and Leo Janos
Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon

1985 Notable Literature

White Noise by Don DeLillo
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas
Habits of the Heart by Robert N. Bellah et al.
1985 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1985, according to GoodReads
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