1989 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1989 Books & Bestsellers

1989 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
2. The Dark Half by Stephen King
3. Daddy by Danielle Steel
4. Star by Danielle Steel
5. Caribbean by James A. Michener
6. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
7. The Russia House by John Le Carré
8. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
9. California Gold by John Jakes
10. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

1989 Non-Fiction Books

1. All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum
2. Wealth Without Risk: How To Develop a Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb by Charles J. Givens
3. A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann
4. It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It by Robert Fulghum
5. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by the BH&G Editors
6. The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
7. It’s Always Something by Gilda Radner
8. Roseanne: My Life as a Woman by Roseanne Barr
9. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome by Jeff Smith
10. My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan by Nancy Reagan with William Novak

New York Times Bestsellers

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
Blind Faith by Joe McGinnis
A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann
Summer of ’49 by David Halberstam
It’s Always Something by Gilda Radner
My Turn by Nancy Reagan and William Novak

1989 Notable Literature

Sources of the Self by Charles Taylor
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Condition of Postmodernity by David Harvey
Toward a Feminist Theory of the State by Catherine MacKinnon
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard Rorty
1989 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1989, according to GoodReads
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