1986 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1986 Books & Bestsellers

1986 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. It by Stephen King
2. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
3. Whirlwind by James Clavell
4. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
5. Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins
6. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel
7. I’ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz
8. Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour
9. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
10. A Perfect Spy by John Le Carre

1986 Non-Fiction Books

1. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby
2. Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
3. His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra by Kitty Kelley
4. The Rotation Diet by Martin Katahn
5. You’re Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss
6. Callanetics: Ten Years Younger in Ten Hours by Callan Pinckney
7. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine by Jeff Smith
8. Be Happy-You Are Loved! by Robert H. Schuller
9. Word for Word by Andrew A. Rooney
10. James Herriot’s Dog Stories by James Herriot

New York Times Bestsellers

Bus 9 to Paradise by Leo Buscaglia
You’re Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss
The Triumph of Politics by David Stockman
Fatherhood by Bill Cosby
His Way by Kitty Kelley
A Day in the Life of America by Collins Publishers

1986 Notable Literature

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, vol. 1 by Art Spiegelman
The Fragility of Goodness by Martha Nussbaum
Writing Culture, edited by James Clifford and George E. Marcus
1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1986, according to GoodReads
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