Best Books of the Decade: 1970’s


1970–1979

By Number of Ratings on Goodreads

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1. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

First Published in 1974, 4.29 Average Rating, 1,016,888 Ratings, 9,234 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1979, 4.2 Average Rating, 936,782 Ratings, 20,345 Text Reviews, 257 Editions


3. The Shining (The Shining #1) by Stephen King

First Published in 1977, 4.17 Average Rating, 791,850 Ratings, 14,936 Text Reviews, 289 Editions


4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

First Published in 1973, 4.25 Average Rating, 628,637 Ratings, 15,630 Text Reviews, 129 Editions


5. The Stand by Stephen King, Bernie Wrightson

First Published in 1978, 4.34 Average Rating, 438,832 Ratings, 13,808 Text Reviews, 195 Editions


6. Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice

First Published in 1976, 3.97 Average Rating, 372,566 Ratings, 7,951 Text Reviews, 189 Editions


7. Carrie by Stephen King

First Published in 1974, 3.93 Average Rating, 356,814 Ratings, 8,264 Text Reviews, 249 Editions


8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

First Published in 1977, 3.98 Average Rating, 337,644 Ratings, 9,270 Text Reviews, 125 Editions


9. Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams

First Published in 1972, 4.05 Average Rating, 292,426 Ratings, 10,399 Text Reviews, 193 Editions


10. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

First Published in 1977, 4.22 Average Rating, 255,651 Ratings, 4,556 Text Reviews, 201 Editions


11. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

First Published in 1975, 3.99 Average Rating, 228,680 Ratings, 6,167 Text Reviews, 211 Editions


12. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman

First Published in 1971, 4.08 Average Rating, 232,489 Ratings, 5,021 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


13. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1971, 4.35 Average Rating, 226,564 Ratings, 3,231 Text Reviews, 40 Editions


14. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

First Published in 1979, 3.84 Average Rating, 218,264 Ratings, 591 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


15. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks, Anonymous

First Published in 1971, 3.77 Average Rating, 196,677 Ratings, 9,202 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


16. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1973, 4.08 Average Rating, 178,154 Ratings, 5,265 Text Reviews, 112 Editions


17. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

First Published in 1975, 3.85 Average Rating, 174,280 Ratings, 7,187 Text Reviews, 127 Editions


18. The World According to Garp by John Irving

First Published in 1978, 4.07 Average Rating, 167,106 Ratings, 4,569 Text Reviews, 165 Editions

19. The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom by Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill

First Published in 1971, 4.42 Average Rating, 171,384 Ratings, 7,801 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


20. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

First Published in 1970, 3.89 Average Rating, 151,789 Ratings, 5,168 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


21. The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Ted Nasmith

First Published in 1977, 3.87 Average Rating, 134,106 Ratings, 5,743 Text Reviews, 339 Editions

22. Ways of Seeing by John Berger

First Published in 1972, 3.75 Average Rating, 155,658 Ratings, 790 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


23. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig

First Published in 1974, 3.76 Average Rating, 139,411 Ratings, 6,535 Text Reviews, 181 Editions


24. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, Russell Munson

First Published in 1970, 3.8 Average Rating, 133,728 Ratings, 5,501 Text Reviews, 278 Editions


25. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz

First Published in 1972, 4.22 Average Rating, 146,073 Ratings, 2,213 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


26. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1) by Robert C. O’Brien

First Published in 1971, 4.13 Average Rating, 135,978 Ratings, 2,718 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


27. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

First Published in 1979, 3.9 Average Rating, 132,723 Ratings, 2,294 Text Reviews, 145 Editions


28. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

First Published in 1971, 4.14 Average Rating, 124,467 Ratings, 2,850 Text Reviews, 1 Editions


29. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Ralph Manheim, Roswitha Quadflieg

First Published in 1979, 4.17 Average Rating, 109,110 Ratings, 4,303 Text Reviews, 218 Editions


30. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

First Published in 1978, 4.03 Average Rating, 117,108 Ratings, 7,814 Text Reviews, 38 Editions


31. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

First Published in 1976, 4.42 Average Rating, 118,951 Ratings, 2,644 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


32. Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) by V.C. Andrews

First Published in 1979, 3.79 Average Rating, 109,063 Ratings, 6,055 Text Reviews, 111 Editions


33. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

First Published in 1970, 3.99 Average Rating, 109,944 Ratings, 4,963 Text Reviews, 104 Editions


34. Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1) by James Clavell

First Published in 1975, 4.37 Average Rating, 104,339 Ratings, 3,075 Text Reviews, 120 Editions


35. Night Shift by Stephen King, John D. MacDonald

First Published in 1978, 3.96 Average Rating, 104,248 Ratings, 2,038 Text Reviews, 119 Editions


36. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1) by Judy Blume

First Published in 1972, 4.09 Average Rating, 106,435 Ratings, 2,081 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


37. Jaws by Peter Benchley

First Published in 1974, 3.96 Average Rating, 102,574 Ratings, 2,205 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


38. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett

First Published in 1978, 4.15 Average Rating, 104,677 Ratings, 1,782 Text Reviews, 28 Editions


39. The Monster at the End of this Bookby Jon Stone, Michael J. Smollin

First Published in 1971, 4.45 Average Rating, 102,184 Ratings, 2,504 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


40. Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)by Arthur C. Clarke

First Published in 1973, 4.06 Average Rating, 93,151 Ratings, 2,773 Text Reviews, 151 Editions


41. The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman

First Published in 1974, 4.15 Average Rating, 87,636 Ratings, 4,340 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


42. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

First Published in 1976, 4.11 Average Rating, 96,564 Ratings, 2,460 Text Reviews, 104 Editions


43. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

First Published in 1978, 4.16 Average Rating, 93,475 Ratings, 1,990 Text Reviews, 144 Editions


44. All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures Great and Small, #1–2) by James Herriot

First Published in 1972, 4.31 Average Rating, 64,779 Ratings, 2,770 Text Reviews, 77 Editions


45. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)by Mildred D. Taylor

First Published in 1976, 3.79 Average Rating, 92,980 Ratings, 3,811 Text Reviews, 78 Editions


46. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry

First Published in 1974, 4 Average Rating, 92,158 Ratings, 2,510 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


47. J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

First Published in 1973, 4.59 Average Rating, 90,907 Ratings, 1,565 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


48. A Wind in the Door (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #2) by Madeleine L’Engle

First Published in 1973, 4.07 Average Rating, 87,277 Ratings, 2,139 Text Reviews, 66 Editions

49. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

First Published in 1971, 4.25 Average Rating, 85,883 Ratings, 1,439 Text Reviews, 170 Editions


50. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

First Published in 1977, 3.82 Average Rating, 80,959 Ratings, 1,567 Text Reviews, 43 Editions

51. Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) by Larry Niven

First Published in 1970, 3.96 Average Rating, 76,925 Ratings, 2,540 Text Reviews, 89 Editions


52. A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #3) by Madeleine L’Engle

First Published in 1978, 4.13 Average Rating, 75,851 Ratings, 1,477 Text Reviews, 20 Editions


53. The Long Walk by Richard Bachman, Stephen King

First Published in 1979, 4.11 Average Rating, 71,775 Ratings, 3,980 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


54. Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3) by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1976, 3.9 Average Rating, 74,133 Ratings, 1,374 Text Reviews, 116 Editions


55. Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1) by Jeffrey Archer

First Published in 1979, 4.27 Average Rating, 74,052 Ratings, 2,779 Text Reviews, 104 Editions


56. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School #1) by Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley

First Published in 1978, 4.14 Average Rating, 74,121 Ratings, 1,973 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


57. Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Miss Nelson, #1) by Harry Allard, James Marshall

First Published in 1977, 4.26 Average Rating, 77,206 Ratings, 1,048 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


58. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1970, 4.03 Average Rating, 66,015 Ratings, 2,813 Text Reviews, 183 Editions


59. Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities by Flora Rheta Schreiber

First Published in 1973, 3.99 Average Rating, 72,493 Ratings, 1,271 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


60. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

First Published in 1979, 4.18 Average Rating, 66,923 Ratings, 2,025 Text Reviews, 118 Editions


61. The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3) by Ursula K. Le Guin

First Published in 1972, 4.11 Average Rating, 65,626 Ratings, 1,175 Text Reviews, 110 Editions


62. Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1) by Arnold Lobel

First Published in 1970, 4.18 Average Rating, 70,119 Ratings, 1,010 Text Reviews, 49 Editions


63. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Charlie Bucket, #2) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1972, 3.64 Average Rating, 62,359 Ratings, 1,890 Text Reviews, 133 Editions


64. Post Office by Charles Bukowski

First Published in 1971, 4.01 Average Rating, 59,295 Ratings, 2,766 Text Reviews, 131 Editions


65. The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin

First Published in 1970, 4.07 Average Rating, 61,457 Ratings, 1,730 Text Reviews, 118 Editions


66. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck

First Published in 1978, 4.03 Average Rating, 61,238 Ratings, 1,689 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


67. The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1) by Terry Brooks

First Published in 1977, 3.76 Average Rating, 58,967 Ratings, 3,140 Text Reviews, 110 Editions


68. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

First Published in 1975, 4.22 Average Rating, 65,259 Ratings, 865 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


69. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

First Published in 1977, 4.01 Average Rating, 59,756 Ratings, 2,356 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


70. The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)by Michael Shaara

First Published in 1974, 4.3 Average Rating, 58,372 Ratings, 4,020 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


71. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

First Published in 1977, 4.04 Average Rating, 54,014 Ratings, 2,181 Text Reviews, 97 Editions


72. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

First Published in 1978, 4.05 Average Rating, 54,512 Ratings, 4,417 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


73. All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Creatures Great and Small) by James Herriot

First Published in 1973, 4.3 Average Rating, 57,626 Ratings, 742 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


74. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, Fred Marcellino

First Published in 1970, 4.06 Average Rating, 53,191 Ratings, 1,651 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


75. Ghost Story by Peter Straub

First Published in 1979, 3.95 Average Rating, 53,017 Ratings, 1,335 Text Reviews, 77 Editions


76. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, William Weaver

First Published in 1979, 4.08 Average Rating, 42,037 Ratings, 4,093 Text Reviews, 131 Editions

77. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

First Published in 1974, 4.18 Average Rating, 46,660 Ratings, 2,959 Text Reviews, 96 Editions


78. Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1) by James Howe, Deborah Howe, Alan Daniel

First Published in 1979, 3.83 Average Rating, 50,699 Ratings, 1,775 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


79. The Great Dune Trilogy by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1977, 4.35 Average Rating, 51,454 Ratings, 165 Text Reviews, 18 Editions


80. The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

First Published in 1974, 4.06 Average Rating, 48,131 Ratings, 1,346 Text Reviews, 57 Editions

81. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

First Published in 1974, 4.08 Average Rating, 49,300 Ratings, 940 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


82. The Omen by David Seltzer

First Published in 1976, 3.99 Average Rating, 49,935 Ratings, 286 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


83. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

First Published in 1974, 4.04 Average Rating, 40,871 Ratings, 2,990 Text Reviews, 195 Editions


84. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

First Published in 1979, 4.18 Average Rating, 43,332 Ratings, 5,809 Text Reviews, 40 Editions


85. Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)by Jean Craighead George, John Schoenherr

First Published in 1972, 3.79 Average Rating, 46,442 Ratings, 1,320 Text Reviews, 71 Editions


86. A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

First Published in 1978, 4.29 Average Rating, 47,277 Ratings, 232 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


87. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

First Published in 1977, 4.14 Average Rating, 44,569 Ratings, 1,821 Text Reviews, 91 Editions


88. Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters

First Published in 1975, 4.02 Average Rating, 44,395 Ratings, 3,175 Text Reviews, 72 Editions


89. Forever . . . by Judy Blume

First Published in 1975, 3.63 Average Rating, 42,164 Ratings, 3,377 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


90. Women by Charles Bukowski

First Published in 1978, 3.89 Average Rating, 41,866 Ratings, 2,040 Text Reviews, 117 Editions


91. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1975, 4.07 Average Rating, 39,802 Ratings, 1,844 Text Reviews, 125 Editions


92. Love Story (Love Story, #1) by Erich Segal

First Published in 1970, 3.6 Average Rating, 41,177 Ratings, 2,237 Text Reviews, 114 Editions


93. Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3) by Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen

First Published in 1975, 4.09 Average Rating, 42,479 Ratings, 558 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


94. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

First Published in 1972, 4.1 Average Rating, 42,529 Ratings, 512 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


95. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

First Published in 1976, 3.74 Average Rating, 40,840 Ratings, 1,609 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


96. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

First Published in 1970, 4.21 Average Rating, 40,565 Ratings, 2,277 Text Reviews, 100 Editions


97. The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1) by Herman Wouk

First Published in 1971, 4.36 Average Rating, 41,940 Ratings, 1,181 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


98. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1970, 4.11 Average Rating, 41,437 Ratings, 626 Text Reviews, 25 Editions

99. The Dark Is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)by Susan Cooper

First Published in 1973, 4.07 Average Rating, 39,881 Ratings, 1,807 Text Reviews, 96 Editions


100. The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin, #1) by Jack Higgins

First Published in 1975, 4.15 Average Rating, 41,677 Ratings, 433 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


101. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

First Published in 1971, 4.27 Average Rating, 40,289 Ratings, 3,560 Text Reviews, 37 Editions

102. Sula by Toni Morrison

First Published in 1973, 3.86 Average Rating, 37,196 Ratings, 2,324 Text Reviews, 72 Editions


103. Coma by Robin Cook

First Published in 1977, 3.86 Average Rating, 29,071 Ratings, 567 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


104. Factotum by Charles Bukowski

First Published in 1975, 3.96 Average Rating, 37,376 Ratings, 1,213 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


105. Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1) by Roger Zelazny

First Published in 1970, 4.1 Average Rating, 37,961 Ratings, 1,354 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


106. Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1976, 4.24 Average Rating, 35,694 Ratings, 1,092 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


107. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1972, 4.08 Average Rating, 35,247 Ratings, 1,150 Text Reviews, 100 Editions


108. Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky, Richard Price

First Published in 1978, 4.1 Average Rating, 37,995 Ratings, 935 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


109. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

First Published in 1973, 3.75 Average Rating, 37,888 Ratings, 853 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


110. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, William Weaver

First Published in 1972, 4.19 Average Rating, 32,253 Ratings, 2,844 Text Reviews, 125 Editions


111. Faeries by Brian Froud, Alan Lee

First Published in 1978, 3.89 Average Rating, 38,050 Ratings, 214 Text Reviews, 29 Editions

112. The Other Side of Midnight (Midnight #1)by Sidney Sheldon

First Published in 1973, 3.89 Average Rating, 34,570 Ratings, 755 Text Reviews, 81 Editions

113. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

First Published in 1978, 3.82 Average Rating, 34,579 Ratings, 779 Text Reviews, 36 Editions

114. The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart

First Published in 1970, 4.12 Average Rating, 34,643 Ratings, 1,325 Text Reviews, 71 Editions


115. Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark

First Published in 1975, 4 Average Rating, 34,816 Ratings, 908 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


116. The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York by Mollie Katzen

First Published in 1977, 3.95 Average Rating, 34,502 Ratings, 383 Text Reviews, 15 Editions


117. The White Dragon (Pern, #3) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1978, 4.17 Average Rating, 33,172 Ratings, 655 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


118. Beach Music by Pat Conroy

First Published in 1975, 4.13 Average Rating, 33,220 Ratings, 2,396 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


119. Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

First Published in 1977, 3.98 Average Rating, 33,228 Ratings, 1,156 Text Reviews, 29 Editions


120. Lord Foul’s Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1) by Stephen R. Donaldson

First Published in 1977, 3.71 Average Rating, 31,771 Ratings, 1,272 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


121. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1) by Barbara Robinson

First Published in 1972, 4.18 Average Rating, 32,516 Ratings, 2,076 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


122. Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, #2) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1977, 4.26 Average Rating, 31,874 Ratings, 608 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


123. Frog and Toad Together (Frog and Toad, #2) by Arnold Lobel

First Published in 1971, 4.21 Average Rating, 34,172 Ratings, 437 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


124. All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward

First Published in 1974, 4.17 Average Rating, 30,919 Ratings, 1,019 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


125. Dragonquest (Pern, #2) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1971, 4.09 Average Rating, 31,971 Ratings, 604 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


126. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong

First Published in 1975, 3.85 Average Rating, 32,506 Ratings, 1,143 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


127. Momo by Michael Ende

First Published in 1973, 4.29 Average Rating, 28,857 Ratings, 1,639 Text Reviews, 171 Editions


128. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

First Published in 1978, 4.2 Average Rating, 33,348 Ratings, 1,044 Text Reviews, 59 Editions


129. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

First Published in 1971, 4.09 Average Rating, 29,562 Ratings, 2,100 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


130. The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1) by Robert Cormier

First Published in 1974, 3.48 Average Rating, 31,633 Ratings, 2,583 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


131. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

First Published in 1979, 4.3 Average Rating, 31,616 Ratings, 1,383 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


132. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Fudge #2) by Judy Blume

First Published in 1972, 3.94 Average Rating, 31,847 Ratings, 602 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


133. The Matarese Circle (Matarese #1)by Robert Ludlum

First Published in 1979, 4.03 Average Rating, 32,016 Ratings, 264 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


134. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

First Published in 1979, 4.23 Average Rating, 30,701 Ratings, 935 Text Reviews, 44 Editions


135. A Woman of Substance (Emma Harte Saga #1) by Barbara Taylor Bradford

First Published in 1979, 4.16 Average Rating, 31,309 Ratings, 614 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


136. A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth #1) by Piers Anthony

First Published in 1977, 3.93 Average Rating, 29,962 Ratings, 1,242 Text Reviews, 46 Editions

137. Centennial by James A. Michener

First Published in 1974, 4.21 Average Rating, 31,235 Ratings, 655 Text Reviews, 41 Editions


138. The Book of Laughter and Forgettingby Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher

First Published in 1979, 4.01 Average Rating, 28,159 Ratings, 1,396 Text Reviews, 112 Editions


139. Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1) by Frederik Pohl

First Published in 1977, 4.07 Average Rating, 29,685 Ratings, 1,138 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


140. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Lessby Jeffrey Archer

First Published in 1976, 4 Average Rating, 28,853 Ratings, 864 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


141. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

First Published in 1972, 4.19 Average Rating, 29,273 Ratings, 2,300 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


142. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

First Published in 1973, 4.31 Average Rating, 29,848 Ratings, 659 Text Reviews, 30 Editions


143. Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly, #1)by Janette Oke

First Published in 1979, 4.22 Average Rating, 28,690 Ratings, 1,023 Text Reviews, 31 Editions

144. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

First Published in 1974, 3.88 Average Rating, 26,815 Ratings, 1,840 Text Reviews, 105 Editions


145. The Grey King (The Dark Is Rising, #4) by Susan Cooper

First Published in 1975, 4.18 Average Rating, 28,027 Ratings, 678 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


146. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

First Published in 1970, 4.19 Average Rating, 26,899 Ratings, 4,095 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


147. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1976, 3.87 Average Rating, 27,371 Ratings, 1,043 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


148. Frog and Toad All Year (Frog and Toad, #3) by Arnold Lobel

First Published in 1976, 4.34 Average Rating, 28,930 Ratings, 198 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


149. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor

First Published in 1971, 4.44 Average Rating, 27,352 Ratings, 1,222 Text Reviews, 41 Editions


150. Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

First Published in 1972, 4.08 Average Rating, 28,815 Ratings, 299 Text Reviews, 7 Editions


151. Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

First Published in 1976, 3.64 Average Rating, 24,885 Ratings, 1,196 Text Reviews, 84 Editions


152. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

First Published in 1979, 4.25 Average Rating, 26,920 Ratings, 1,339 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


153. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

First Published in 1973, 4.03 Average Rating, 24,990 Ratings, 2,466 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


154. War and Remembrance (The Henry Family, #2) by Herman Wouk

First Published in 1978, 4.38 Average Rating, 26,633 Ratings, 684 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


155. Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins

First Published in 1971, 3.97 Average Rating, 25,777 Ratings, 857 Text Reviews, 30 Editions


156. Dragondrums (Harper Hall, #3) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1979, 4.04 Average Rating, 25,473 Ratings, 429 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


157. Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1) by Armistead Maupin

First Published in 1978, 4.06 Average Rating, 23,666 Ratings, 1,872 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


158. Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, #5)by Susan Cooper

First Published in 1977, 4.16 Average Rating, 25,818 Ratings, 552 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


159. Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1973, 3.96 Average Rating, 25,603 Ratings, 683 Text Reviews, 53 Editions

160. Sleeping Beauty (Disney Princess, 5)by A.L. Singer, Walt Disney Company

First Published in 1974, 4.32 Average Rating, 27,469 Ratings, 69 Text Reviews, 1 Editions

161. Blubber by Judy Blume

First Published in 1974, 3.78 Average Rating, 25,402 Ratings, 961 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


162. The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin

First Published in 1976, 4.05 Average Rating, 25,448 Ratings, 552 Text Reviews, 81 Editions

163. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

First Published in 1977, 4.09 Average Rating, 26,716 Ratings, 775 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


164. Grendel by John Gardner

First Published in 1970, 3.69 Average Rating, 25,787 Ratings, 1,550 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


165. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly (Classic Books) by Pam Adams

First Published in 1973, 4.2 Average Rating, 26,360 Ratings, 266 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


166. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Shunryu Suzuki

First Published in 1970, 4.23 Average Rating, 24,481 Ratings, 860 Text Reviews, 57 Editions

168. Hell House by Richard Matheson

First Published in 1971, 3.81 Average Rating, 22,644 Ratings, 1,503 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


169. Deliverance by James Dickey

First Published in 1970, 3.86 Average Rating, 24,522 Ratings, 978 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


170. Stone Soup by Ann McGovern, Winslow Pinney Pels, Winslow Pinn, Ey Pels

First Published in 1971, 4.28 Average Rating, 25,518 Ratings, 184 Text Reviews, 11 Editions


171. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1974, 4.02 Average Rating, 23,852 Ratings, 652 Text Reviews, 25 Editions

172. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Saidby Philip K. Dick

First Published in 1974, 3.93 Average Rating, 22,063 Ratings, 1,187 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


173. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) by Ellis Peters

First Published in 1977, 3.99 Average Rating, 23,590 Ratings, 1,004 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


174. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

First Published in 1977, 3.79 Average Rating, 23,726 Ratings, 585 Text Reviews, 83 Editions

175. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) by Andy Warhol

First Published in 1975, 3.77 Average Rating, 24,879 Ratings, 370 Text Reviews, 41 Editions

176. Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Antonina W. Bouis, Antonina W. Bouis, Theodore Sturgeon

First Published in 1972, 4.21 Average Rating, 17,689 Ratings, 1,518 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


177. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

First Published in 1976, 4.13 Average Rating, 22,921 Ratings, 971 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


178. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

First Published in 1979, 4.02 Average Rating, 20,438 Ratings, 2,060 Text Reviews, 46 Editions


179. QB VII by Leon Uris

First Published in 1970, 4.17 Average Rating, 24,396 Ratings, 321 Text Reviews, 48 Editions

180. Smiley’s People by John le Carré

First Published in 1979, 4.24 Average Rating, 22,691 Ratings, 599 Text Reviews, 128 Editions


181. for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

First Published in 1975, 4.27 Average Rating, 24,288 Ratings, 575 Text Reviews, 27 Editions


182. Suffer the Children by John Saul

First Published in 1977, 3.9 Average Rating, 24,533 Ratings, 268 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


183. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

First Published in 1973, 3.88 Average Rating, 22,583 Ratings, 804 Text Reviews, 35 Editions

184. On Photography by Susan Sontag

First Published in 1973, 3.84 Average Rating, 22,611 Ratings, 468 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


185. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

First Published in 1978, 3.98 Average Rating, 23,739 Ratings, 414 Text Reviews, 22 Editions

186. Charmed Life (Chrestomanci, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

First Published in 1977, 3.95 Average Rating, 21,896 Ratings, 875 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


187. Evergreen by Belva Plain

First Published in 1978, 3.98 Average Rating, 23,790 Ratings, 247 Text Reviews, 23 Editions

188. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster

First Published in 1978, 4.18 Average Rating, 23,026 Ratings, 696 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


189. That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton

First Published in 1971, 3.89 Average Rating, 22,946 Ratings, 1,384 Text Reviews, 43 Editions

190. To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld, #1) by Philip José Farmer

First Published in 1971, 3.94 Average Rating, 22,741 Ratings, 665 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


191. The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld #2)by Larry Niven

First Published in 1979, 3.86 Average Rating, 22,047 Ratings, 443 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


192. Greenwitch (The Dark Is Rising, #3)by Susan Cooper

First Published in 1974, 4 Average Rating, 21,364 Ratings, 632 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


193. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet, Wil Huygen

First Published in 1976, 4.01 Average Rating, 22,584 Ratings, 329 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


194. Rage by Richard Bachman, Stephen King

First Published in 1977, 3.8 Average Rating, 21,746 Ratings, 975 Text Reviews, 45 Editions

195. The Key to Midnight by Leigh Nichols, Dean Koontz

First Published in 1979, 3.93 Average Rating, 22,578 Ratings, 236 Text Reviews, 50 Editions


196. Just for You (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer

First Published in 1975, 4.25 Average Rating, 22,965 Ratings, 114 Text Reviews, 8 Editions


197. A Course in Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace

First Published in 1975, 4.17 Average Rating, 17,015 Ratings, 425 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


198. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman

First Published in 1978, 4.11 Average Rating, 21,776 Ratings, 989 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


199. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

First Published in 1973, 3.86 Average Rating, 20,313 Ratings, 1,942 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


200. Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg

First Published in 1970, 4.01 Average Rating, 21,683 Ratings, 567 Text Reviews, 47 Editions



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