1997 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1997 Books & Bestsellers

1997 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Partner by John Grisham
2. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
3. The Ghost by Danielle Steel
4. The Ranch by Danielle Steel
5. Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
6. Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell
7. The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon
8. Pretend You Don’t See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
9. Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
10. Hornet’s Nest by Patricia Cornwell

1997 Non-Fiction Books

1. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
2. Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
3. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
4. The Royals by Kitty Kelley
5. Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ether Becker
6. Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton
7. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
8. Conversations with God, Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch
9. Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus by John Gray
10. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

New York Times Bestsellers

Personal History by Katharine Graham
Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman
Underboss by Peter Maas
Mothers & Daughters by Carol Saline and Sharon J. Wohlmuth
Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark with Teresa Carpenter
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Just As I Am by Billy Graham
The Royals by Kitty Kelley
Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words (updated version) by Andrew Morton
Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Amazon’s Top 10 Books

1. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
2. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
3. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
4. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
5. Creating Killer Websites by David Siegel
6. The Visual Display of Quantitive Information by Edward R. Tufte
7. Net Gain by John Hagel III
8. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
9. Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte
10. Songs in Ordinary Times by Mary McGarry Morris

Oprah’s Book Club Selections

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
Songs In Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
The Meanest Thing To Say by Bill Cosby
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby
The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby

Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
1997 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1997, according to GoodReads
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