Best Books of the Decade: 1980’s


1980–1989

By Number of Ratings on Goodreads

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1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke

First Published in 1988, 3.82 Average Rating, 1,299,566 Ratings, 55,781 Text Reviews, 458 Editions


2. Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card

First Published in 1985, 4.3 Average Rating, 813,439 Ratings, 38,054 Text Reviews, 224 Editions


3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

First Published in 1985, 4.06 Average Rating, 607,889 Ratings, 35,925 Text Reviews, 236 Editions


4. A Time to Kill by John Grisham

First Published in 1989, 4.03 Average Rating, 597,775 Ratings, 4,239 Text Reviews, 158 Editions


5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

First Published in 1989, 3.9 Average Rating, 515,090 Ratings, 6,708 Text Reviews, 126 Editions


6. The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Series, #1) by Ken Follett

First Published in 1989, 4.29 Average Rating, 462,517 Ratings, 26,283 Text Reviews, 255 Editions


7. It by Stephen King

First Published in 1986, 4.18 Average Rating, 292,592 Ratings, 11,698 Text Reviews, 7 Editions


8. Matilda by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1988, 4.29 Average Rating, 440,743 Ratings, 11,053 Text Reviews, 242 Editions


9. Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins

First Published in 1987, 4.35 Average Rating, 398,018 Ratings, 10,851 Text Reviews, 90 Editions


10. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

First Published in 1982, 4.17 Average Rating, 376,766 Ratings, 9,485 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


11. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)by Stephen King

First Published in 1982, 3.99 Average Rating, 332,494 Ratings, 13,014 Text Reviews, 213 Editions


12. The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris

First Published in 1988, 4.14 Average Rating, 351,107 Ratings, 3,866 Text Reviews, 187 Editions


13. Misery by Stephen King

First Published in 1987, 4.11 Average Rating, 334,647 Ratings, 6,416 Text Reviews, 197 Editions


14. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

First Published in 1989, 4.11 Average Rating, 333,638 Ratings, 10,304 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


15. The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) by Robert Ludlum

First Published in 1980, 3.98 Average Rating, 327,122 Ratings, 3,899 Text Reviews, 143 Editions


16. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

First Published in 1989, 4.05 Average Rating, 314,700 Ratings, 6,148 Text Reviews, 250 Editions


17. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman

First Published in 1985, 3.89 Average Rating, 283,806 Ratings, 15,246 Text Reviews, 347 Editions


18. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

First Published in 1981, 4.34 Average Rating, 297,861 Ratings, 2,431 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


19. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

First Published in 1983, 3.91 Average Rating, 256,383 Ratings, 5,430 Text Reviews, 198 Editions


20. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Thomas Christensen, Carol Christensen

First Published in 1989, 3.94 Average Rating, 263,199 Ratings, 6,559 Text Reviews, 177 Editions


21. The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4) by Tom Clancy

First Published in 1984, 4.01 Average Rating, 270,318 Ratings, 2,117 Text Reviews, 117 Editions


22. The BFG by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1982, 4.22 Average Rating, 245,855 Ratings, 7,906 Text Reviews, 197 Editions


23. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim

First Published in 1984, 4.08 Average Rating, 205,279 Ratings, 10,682 Text Reviews, 274 Editions


24. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

First Published in 1989, 4.22 Average Rating, 226,964 Ratings, 11,197 Text Reviews, 138 Editions


25. Beloved by Toni Morrison

First Published in 1987, 3.77 Average Rating, 233,825 Ratings, 7,749 Text Reviews, 153 Editions


26. The Witches by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1983, 4.17 Average Rating, 221,431 Ratings, 5,190 Text Reviews, 174 Edition

27. Hatchet (Brian’s Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen

First Published in 1986, 3.68 Average Rating, 222,553 Ratings, 10,378 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


28. The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1983, 3.97 Average Rating, 190,590 Ratings, 6,520 Text Reviews, 153 Editions


29. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, William Weaver, Seán Barrett

First Published in 1980, 4.11 Average Rating, 200,217 Ratings, 6,075 Text Reviews, 428 Editions


30. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind, John E. Woods

First Published in 1985, 4 Average Rating, 178,135 Ratings, 10,057 Text Reviews, 364 Editions


31. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

First Published in 1987, 4.02 Average Rating, 183,988 Ratings, 12,522 Text Reviews, 232 Editions


32. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

First Published in 1987, 4.26 Average Rating, 207,508 Ratings, 4,439 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


33. Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris

First Published in 1981, 4.01 Average Rating, 194,013 Ratings, 3,309 Text Reviews, 191 Editions


34. Neuromancer by William Gibson

First Published in 1984, 3.88 Average Rating, 183,878 Ratings, 6,623 Text Reviews, 143 Editions


35. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond

First Published in 1985, 4.24 Average Rating, 198,083 Ratings, 3,016 Text Reviews, 41 Editions


36. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1) by Art Spiegelman

First Published in 1985, 4.35 Average Rating, 184,007 Ratings, 4,837 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


37. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth’s Children, #1) by Jean M. Auel

First Published in 1980, 4.02 Average Rating, 176,062 Ratings, 5,137 Text Reviews, 161 Editions


38. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy

First Published in 1980, 3.89 Average Rating, 170,776 Ratings, 11,881 Text Reviews, 131 Editions


39. Speaker for the Dead (Ender’s Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card

First Published in 1986, 4.04 Average Rating, 164,287 Ratings, 6,579 Text Reviews, 99 Editions


40. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Cao Chi, Phạm Văn Thiều

First Published in 1987, 4.12 Average Rating, 165,628 Ratings, 5,146 Text Reviews, 246 Editions


41. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #2) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1980, 4.22 Average Rating, 153,838 Ratings, 3,851 Text Reviews, 162 Editions


42. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

First Published in 1985, 4.29 Average Rating, 168,001 Ratings, 2,498 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


43. Cujo by Stephen King

First Published in 1981, 3.65 Average Rating, 158,215 Ratings, 2,832 Text Reviews, 143 Editions


44. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

First Published in 1986, 4.22 Average Rating, 159,596 Ratings, 3,454 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


45. The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

First Published in 1982, 4.12 Average Rating, 157,736 Ratings, 5,582 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


46. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw

First Published in 1986, 4.34 Average Rating, 159,703 Ratings, 4,286 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


47. The Hobbit: Graphic Novel by Chuck Dixon, J.R.R. Tolkien, David Wenzel, Sean Deming

First Published in 1989, 4.48 Average Rating, 155,338 Ratings, 957 Text Reviews, 44 Editions


48. Christine by Stephen King, Marie Milpois

First Published in 1983, 3.72 Average Rating, 151,160 Ratings, 2,092 Text Reviews, 156 Editions


49. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King

First Published in 1987, 4.23 Average Rating, 139,052 Ratings, 5,293 Text Reviews, 164 Editions


50. The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Anne Rice

First Published in 1985, 4.05 Average Rating, 141,299 Ratings, 3,097 Text Reviews, 111 Editions


51. Wall and Piece by Banksy

First Published in 1988, 3.83 Average Rating, 149,453 Ratings, 687 Text Reviews, 15 Editions


52. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis, Dennis O’Neil

First Published in 1987, 4.23 Average Rating, 145,267 Ratings, 1,954 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


53. Firestarter by Stephen King

First Published in 1980, 3.85 Average Rating, 142,213 Ratings, 1,859 Text Reviews, 154 Editions


54. Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2) by Tom Clancy

First Published in 1987, 4.11 Average Rating, 141,674 Ratings, 939 Text Reviews, 88 Editions


55. Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #3) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1982, 4.19 Average Rating, 131,562 Ratings, 2,354 Text Reviews, 142 Editions


56. The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2)by Robert Ludlum

First Published in 1986, 4.09 Average Rating, 142,168 Ratings, 1,010 Text Reviews, 101 Editions


57. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (The Dark Knight Saga, #1) by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley

First Published in 1986, 4.25 Average Rating, 135,979 Ratings, 2,838 Text Reviews, 71 Editions


58. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

First Published in 1989, 4.29 Average Rating, 141,945 Ratings, 2,618 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


59. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

First Published in 1980, 4.07 Average Rating, 137,372 Ratings, 4,320 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


60. Mort (Death, #1; Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1987, 4.22 Average Rating, 128,450 Ratings, 3,081 Text Reviews, 4 Editions


61. Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

First Published in 1986, 4.3 Average Rating, 123,945 Ratings, 9,219 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


62. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Magda Bogin

First Published in 1982, 4.2 Average Rating, 119,930 Ratings, 5,244 Text Reviews, 243 Editions


63. Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman

First Published in 1989, 4.3 Average Rating, 122,540 Ratings, 4,388 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


64. Different Seasons by Stephen King

First Published in 1982, 4.34 Average Rating, 105,961 Ratings, 3,148 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


65. Thinner by Richard Bachman, Stephen King

First Published in 1984, 3.66 Average Rating, 130,219 Ratings, 1,641 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


66. Sphere by Michael Crichton

First Published in 1987, 3.77 Average Rating, 128,244 Ratings, 2,313 Text Reviews, 122 Editions


67. Congo by Michael Crichton

First Published in 1980, 3.55 Average Rating, 129,811 Ratings, 1,587 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


68. The Cider House Rules by John Irving

First Published in 1985, 4.1 Average Rating, 124,876 Ratings, 3,170 Text Reviews, 114 Editions


69. Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) by Dan Simmons

First Published in 1989, 4.21 Average Rating, 122,225 Ratings, 5,640 Text Reviews, 107 Editions


70. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Tim Sale

First Published in 1988, 4.36 Average Rating, 113,855 Ratings, 3,711 Text Reviews, 69 Editions


71. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

First Published in 1989, 4.1 Average Rating, 105,892 Ratings, 7,455 Text Reviews, 170 Editions


72. A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton

First Published in 1982, 3.82 Average Rating, 116,026 Ratings, 3,236 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


73. Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1989, 4.32 Average Rating, 108,652 Ratings, 2,610 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


74. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, G.B. Trudeau

First Published in 1987, 4.61 Average Rating, 117,788 Ratings, 684 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


75. The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3) by Anne Rice

First Published in 1988, 3.86 Average Rating, 110,693 Ratings, 1,921 Text Reviews, 100 Editions


76. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

First Published in 1985, 4.47 Average Rating, 111,498 Ratings, 5,343 Text Reviews, 57 Editions

77. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert

First Published in 1989, 4.21 Average Rating, 105,192 Ratings, 3,318 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


78. Watchers by Dean Koontz

First Published in 1987, 4.16 Average Rating, 109,595 Ratings, 2,687 Text Reviews, 99 Editions

79. The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1) by Barbara Kingsolver

First Published in 1988, 3.94 Average Rating, 105,032 Ratings, 5,259 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


80. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

First Published in 1982, 4.34 Average Rating, 108,338 Ratings, 1,605 Text Reviews, 134 Editions


81. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

First Published in 1985, 4.04 Average Rating, 102,419 Ratings, 4,238 Text Reviews, 124 Editions


82. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, #4) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1984, 4.08 Average Rating, 93,774 Ratings, 2,020 Text Reviews, 119 Editions


83. Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe, #6) by Tom Clancy

First Published in 1989, 4.08 Average Rating, 105,317 Ratings, 574 Text Reviews, 91 Editions

84. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram

First Published in 1988, 4.36 Average Rating, 104,690 Ratings, 1,326 Text Reviews, 148 Editions


85. Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1987, 4 Average Rating, 88,673 Ratings, 2,624 Text Reviews, 115 Editions


86. The Dark Half by Stephen King

First Published in 1989, 3.74 Average Rating, 94,624 Ratings, 1,357 Text Reviews, 131 Editions


87. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman

First Published in 1984, 4.29 Average Rating, 91,625 Ratings, 3,500 Text Reviews, 97 Editions


88. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1987, 3.97 Average Rating, 89,569 Ratings, 2,408 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


89. Contact by Carl Sagan

First Published in 1985, 4.11 Average Rating, 90,917 Ratings, 2,126 Text Reviews, 90 Editions


90. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury by Bill Watterson

First Published in 1988, 4.65 Average Rating, 93,001 Ratings, 598 Text Reviews, 26 Editions


91. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

First Published in 1987, 3.48 Average Rating, 89,262 Ratings, 1,854 Text Reviews, 109 Editions

92. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

First Published in 1986, 4.1 Average Rating, 91,774 Ratings, 1,114 Text Reviews, 110 Editions

93. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce

First Published in 1983, 4.27 Average Rating, 85,699 Ratings, 3,810 Text Reviews, 14 Editions


94. The Twits by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1980, 3.94 Average Rating, 82,458 Ratings, 2,733 Text Reviews, 116 Editions

95. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, Jan Brett

First Published in 1986, 4.36 Average Rating, 81,553 Ratings, 1,509 Text Reviews, 3 Editions


96. The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1986, 3.94 Average Rating, 75,196 Ratings, 2,395 Text Reviews, 117 Editions


97. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

First Published in 1985, 3.93 Average Rating, 82,320 Ratings, 1,251 Text Reviews, 2 Editions


98. The Talisman (The Talisman, #1) by Stephen King, Peter Straub

First Published in 1984, 4.12 Average Rating, 79,508 Ratings, 2,350 Text Reviews, 130 Editions


99. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

First Published in 1984, 3.57 Average Rating, 81,579 Ratings, 6,923 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


100. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

First Published in 1984, 3.99 Average Rating, 82,281 Ratings, 3,440 Text Reviews, 46 Editions


101. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

First Published in 1981, 3.99 Average Rating, 75,502 Ratings, 4,917 Text Reviews, 152 Editions


102. The Complete Maus (Maus, #1–2) by Art Spiegelman

First Published in 1986, 4.53 Average Rating, 76,785 Ratings, 4,733 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


103. The Mist by Stephen King

First Published in 1980, 3.92 Average Rating, 82,062 Ratings, 1,440 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


104. The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, #1) by Lynne Reid Banks

First Published in 1980, 3.89 Average Rating, 77,046 Ratings, 1,786 Text Reviews, 64 Editions

105. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler, Jennifer Bassett

First Published in 1985, 3.9 Average Rating, 80,075 Ratings, 1,752 Text Reviews, 87 Editions


106. Redwall (Redwall, #1) by Brian Jacques

First Published in 1986, 4.11 Average Rating, 73,918 Ratings, 2,889 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


107. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa

First Published in 1981, 3.95 Average Rating, 56,200 Ratings, 3,996 Text Reviews, 269 Editions


108. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

First Published in 1987, 3.92 Average Rating, 72,714 Ratings, 3,048 Text Reviews, 142 Editions


109. Cosmos by Carl Sagan

First Published in 1980, 4.35 Average Rating, 76,440 Ratings, 1,833 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


110. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1) by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

First Published in 1984, 4.03 Average Rating, 76,219 Ratings, 1,539 Text Reviews, 69 Editions


111. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

First Published in 1985, 4.18 Average Rating, 71,095 Ratings, 7,307 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


112. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

First Published in 1987, 4.13 Average Rating, 73,573 Ratings, 2,028 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


113. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, Ernest H. Shepard

First Published in 1982, 4.01 Average Rating, 69,975 Ratings, 3,027 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


114. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum

First Published in 1985, 4.15 Average Rating, 63,764 Ratings, 4,406 Text Reviews, 120 Editions

115. Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings

First Published in 1982, 4.16 Average Rating, 67,451 Ratings, 2,210 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


116. This Present Darkness (Darkness, #1) by Frank E. Peretti

First Published in 1986, 4.24 Average Rating, 71,815 Ratings, 1,576 Text Reviews, 40 Editions


117. Enchanters’ End Game (The Belgariad, #5)by David Eddings

First Published in 1984, 4.17 Average Rating, 69,134 Ratings, 658 Text Reviews, 55 Editions

118. Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad, #3) by David Eddings

First Published in 1983, 4.13 Average Rating, 69,616 Ratings, 655 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


119. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

First Published in 1981, 3.85 Average Rating, 70,241 Ratings, 1,176 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


120. In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2) by Tamora Pierce

First Published in 1984, 4.25 Average Rating, 66,382 Ratings, 1,464 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


121. White Noise by Don DeLillo

First Published in 1985, 3.86 Average Rating, 55,678 Ratings, 3,908 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


122. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

First Published in 1988, 4.1 Average Rating, 67,128 Ratings, 1,377 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


123. Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2)by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1988, 4.11 Average Rating, 60,472 Ratings, 2,031 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


124. Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4)by Tamora Pierce

First Published in 1988, 4.28 Average Rating, 65,027 Ratings, 1,217 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


125. The Running Man by Richard Bachman, Stephen King

First Published in 1982, 3.8 Average Rating, 62,268 Ratings, 1,929 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


126. The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)by James Ellroy

First Published in 1987, 3.75 Average Rating, 61,412 Ratings, 1,944 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


127. Magician: Apprentice (The Riftwar Saga, #1) by Raymond E. Feist

First Published in 1982, 4.17 Average Rating, 62,432 Ratings, 1,231 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


128. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams

First Published in 1988, 4.05 Average Rating, 59,276 Ratings, 1,458 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


129. A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3) by Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum

First Published in 1982, 3.94 Average Rating, 55,262 Ratings, 3,161 Text Reviews, 146 Editions


130. Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel by Faye Perozich, Anne Rice, John Bolton, Daerick Gröss

First Published in 1989, 4.17 Average Rating, 61,842 Ratings, 101 Text Reviews, 4 Editions


131. Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

First Published in 1982, 4.16 Average Rating, 54,140 Ratings, 2,425 Text Reviews, 85 Editions


132. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona, #6) by Beverly Cleary

First Published in 1981, 4.08 Average Rating, 58,135 Ratings, 1,177 Text Reviews, 76 Editions

133. Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

First Published in 1980, 4.04 Average Rating, 56,802 Ratings, 2,462 Text Reviews, 40 Editions


134. Intensity by Dean Koontz

First Published in 1987, 4.04 Average Rating, 58,062 Ratings, 2,323 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


135. The Valley of Horses (Earth’s Children, #2)by Jean M. Auel

First Published in 1982, 3.98 Average Rating, 52,572 Ratings, 1,858 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


136. The Power of One (The Power of One, #1)by Bryce Courtenay

First Published in 1989, 4.34 Average Rating, 57,312 Ratings, 4,581 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


137. Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall, #1) by Patricia MacLachlan

First Published in 1985, 3.72 Average Rating, 53,317 Ratings, 2,038 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


138. Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1988, 3.87 Average Rating, 50,746 Ratings, 1,400 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


139. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

First Published in 1986, 4.14 Average Rating, 54,930 Ratings, 842 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


140. Mossflower (Redwall, #2) by Brian Jacques

First Published in 1988, 4.09 Average Rating, 56,860 Ratings, 654 Text Reviews, 41 Editions


141. Phantoms by Dean Koontz

First Published in 1983, 3.93 Average Rating, 56,287 Ratings, 1,005 Text Reviews, 77 Editions


142. Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad, #4) by David Eddings

First Published in 1984, 4.16 Average Rating, 54,682 Ratings, 523 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


143. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1981, 4.02 Average Rating, 49,863 Ratings, 1,755 Text Reviews, 140 Editions


144. The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter

First Published in 1986, 4.36 Average Rating, 56,807 Ratings, 350 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


145. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3) by Tamora Pierce

First Published in 1986, 4.2 Average Rating, 53,413 Ratings, 1,144 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


146. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

First Published in 1988, 3.82 Average Rating, 56,842 Ratings, 1,139 Text Reviews, 18 Editions


147. The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman, Stephen King

First Published in 1985, 4.1 Average Rating, 52,824 Ratings, 651 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


148. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

First Published in 1987, 3.81 Average Rating, 52,062 Ratings, 2,133 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


149. Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #1)by John Sandford

First Published in 1989, 4.13 Average Rating, 52,416 Ratings, 1,574 Text Reviews, 44 Editions


150. The Elfstones of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #2) by Terry Brooks

First Published in 1982, 3.96 Average Rating, 51,161 Ratings, 1,264 Text Reviews, 95 Editions


151. Magician: Master (The Riftwar Saga, #2)by Raymond E. Feist

First Published in 1982, 4.25 Average Rating, 53,878 Ratings, 524 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


152. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

First Published in 1984, 4.24 Average Rating, 48,277 Ratings, 3,099 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


153. Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1985, 3.87 Average Rating, 48,330 Ratings, 2,134 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


154. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

First Published in 1989, 4.16 Average Rating, 22,315 Ratings, 1,678 Text Reviews, 44 Editions


155. Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1) by Iain M. Banks

First Published in 1987, 3.85 Average Rating, 48,649 Ratings, 2,666 Text Reviews, 50 Editions


156. Superfudge (Fudge, #3) by Judy Blume

First Published in 1980, 3.98 Average Rating, 50,917 Ratings, 1,195 Text Reviews, 71 Editions


157. Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad, #2)by David Eddings

First Published in 1982, 4.13 Average Rating, 49,355 Ratings, 793 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


158. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

First Published in 1984, 3.85 Average Rating, 46,179 Ratings, 3,081 Text Reviews, 78 Editions


159. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasionby Robert B. Cialdini

First Published in 1984, 4.18 Average Rating, 45,874 Ratings, 1,980 Text Reviews, 114 Editions


160. Pyramids (Discworld, #7) by Terry Pratchett

First Published in 1989, 3.88 Average Rating, 44,710 Ratings, 1,275 Text Reviews, 99 Editions


161. God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles #4)by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1981, 3.81 Average Rating, 45,608 Ratings, 1,069 Text Reviews, 95 Editions


162. Foundation’s Edge (Foundation #4)by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1982, 4.08 Average Rating, 47,641 Ratings, 862 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


163. The Mammoth Hunters (Earth’s Children, #3) by Jean M. Auel

First Published in 1985, 3.88 Average Rating, 44,834 Ratings, 1,268 Text Reviews, 125 Editions


164. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

First Published in 1985, 3.58 Average Rating, 45,978 Ratings, 2,684 Text Reviews, 96 Editions


165. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Familyby Miep Gies, Alison Leslie Gold

First Published in 1987, 4.26 Average Rating, 50,412 Ratings, 629 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


166. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

First Published in 1981, 3.89 Average Rating, 46,220 Ratings, 1,393 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


167. North and South (North and South, #1) by John Jakes

First Published in 1982, 4.19 Average Rating, 49,016 Ratings, 714 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


168. When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware, #1) by Jonathan Kellerman

First Published in 1985, 4.02 Average Rating, 48,860 Ratings, 578 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


169. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

First Published in 1980, 4.1 Average Rating, 47,913 Ratings, 1,282 Text Reviews, 22 Editions


170. Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1) by Winston Groom

First Published in 1986, 4.06 Average Rating, 45,660 Ratings, 1,606 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


171. Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, #1) by Robin Cook

First Published in 1987, 3.96 Average Rating, 48,357 Ratings, 274 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


172. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

First Published in 1989, 3.94 Average Rating, 47,139 Ratings, 2,329 Text Reviews, 72 Editions


173. Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, William Weaver

First Published in 1988, 3.89 Average Rating, 40,829 Ratings, 2,649 Text Reviews, 201 Editions


174. Dance Dance Dance (The Rat, #4) by Haruki Murakami

First Published in 1988, 4.03 Average Rating, 41,161 Ratings, 2,561 Text Reviews, 101 Editions


175. If Tomorrow Comes (Tracy Whitney Series, #1) by Sidney Sheldon

First Published in 1985, 4.01 Average Rating, 44,722 Ratings, 1,599 Text Reviews, 87 Editions

176. Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1) by Martin Cruz Smith

First Published in 1981, 4.04 Average Rating, 46,847 Ratings, 807 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


177. A Darkness At Sethanon (The Riftwar Saga, #4) by Raymond E. Feist

First Published in 1986, 4.17 Average Rating, 45,104 Ratings, 494 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


178. The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1) by Tad Williams

First Published in 1988, 3.95 Average Rating, 45,102 Ratings, 1,207 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


179. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

First Published in 1984, 4.14 Average Rating, 44,445 Ratings, 1,252 Text Reviews, 93 Editions

180. Batman: Arkham Asylum — A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison, Dave McKean

First Published in 1989, 4.09 Average Rating, 45,345 Ratings, 1,457 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


181. Magician (The Riftwar Saga, #1–2)by Raymond E. Feist

First Published in 1982, 4.32 Average Rating, 43,964 Ratings, 1,118 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


182. Lightning by Dean Koontz

First Published in 1988, 4.06 Average Rating, 44,424 Ratings, 1,631 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


183. Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School #2) by Louis Sachar, Joel Schick

First Published in 1989, 4.17 Average Rating, 45,631 Ratings, 765 Text Reviews, 30 Editions


184. The Blue Sword (Damar, #1) by Robin McKinley

First Published in 1982, 4.24 Average Rating, 44,806 Ratings, 2,261 Text Reviews, 38 Editions


185. Silverthorn (The Riftwar Saga, #3)by Raymond E. Feist

First Published in 1985, 4.06 Average Rating, 42,148 Ratings, 591 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


186. Piercing the Darkness (Darkness, #2) by Frank E. Peretti

First Published in 1989, 4.3 Average Rating, 44,595 Ratings, 566 Text Reviews, 27 Editions


187. Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1988, 4.05 Average Rating, 40,342 Ratings, 1,048 Text Reviews, 95 Editions

188. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

First Published in 1988, 3.92 Average Rating, 42,317 Ratings, 2,468 Text Reviews, 97 Editions


189. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

First Published in 1982, 4.16 Average Rating, 44,414 Ratings, 576 Text Reviews, 30 Editions


190. The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #2) by Robin McKinley

First Published in 1984, 4.21 Average Rating, 41,796 Ratings, 1,887 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


191. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

First Published in 1989, 3.98 Average Rating, 41,176 Ratings, 5,001 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


192. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

First Published in 1983, 3.94 Average Rating, 43,976 Ratings, 330 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


193. The Bride (Lairds’ Fiancées, #1) by Julie Garwood

First Published in 1989, 4.26 Average Rating, 39,925 Ratings, 1,672 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


194. Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, #2) by V.C. Andrews

First Published in 1980, 3.82 Average Rating, 40,354 Ratings, 1,667 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


195. Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #3) by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

First Published in 1985, 4.12 Average Rating, 39,928 Ratings, 450 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


196. Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5) by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1984, 3.83 Average Rating, 40,415 Ratings, 612 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


197. King of the Murgos (The Malloreon, #2) by David Eddings

First Published in 1988, 4.1 Average Rating, 40,098 Ratings, 249 Text Reviews, 46 Editions


198. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

First Published in 1982, 4.09 Average Rating, 40,111 Ratings, 1,313 Text Reviews, 91 Editions

199. Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1984, 4.09 Average Rating, 38,240 Ratings, 2,134 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


200. The Player of Games (Culture, #2)by Iain M. Banks

First Published in 1988, 4.26 Average Rating, 36,505 Ratings, 1,790 Text Reviews, 49 Editions



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