1987 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1987 Books & Bestsellers

1987 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
2. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
3. Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
4. Misery by Stephen King
5. Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories by Garrison Keillor
6. Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon
7. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
8. Fine Things by Danielle Steel
9. Heaven and Hell by John Jakes
10. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

1987 Non-Fiction Books

1. Time Flies by Bill Cosby
2. Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer by Peter Wright with Paul Greengrass
3. Family: The Ties That Bind . . . and Gag! by Erma Bombeck
4. Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987 by Bob Woodward
5. A Day in the Life of America by Rick Smolan and David Cohen
6. The Great Depression of 1990 by Ravi Batra
7. It’s All in the Playing by Shirley MacLaine
8. Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O’Neill by Thomas P. O’Neill Jr with William Novak
9. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American by Jeff Smith
10. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom

New York Times Bestsellers

A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein
Communion by Whitley Strieber
Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel
The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
Spycatcher by Peter Wright
Veil by Bob Woodward
The Great Depression of 1990 by Ravi Batra
Free to Be… A Family, edited by Marlo Thomas with Christopher Cerf and Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Time Flies by Bill Cosby

1987 Notable Literature

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Black Athena Vol. 1 by Martin Bernal
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
The Truly Disadvantaged by William J. Wilson
1987 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1987, according to GoodReads
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