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An objective analysis resulting in a list of the most recognized novels published in the English language from 1918 - 1990, a starting-point for readers to approach a well-read status.

Publishers Weekly

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Bestsellers

The list features the most popular novels of each year from 1900 through 2007. The standards set for inclusion in the lists - which, for example, led to the exclusion of the novels in the Harry Potter series from the lists for the 1990s and 2000s - are currently unknown.


Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List

This is a list of bestselling novels in the United States from 1918 - 1990, as determined by Publishers Weekly, that were considered in the Myjak Novel Analysis.

Year Rank Novel Author
1918 1 The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
1918 2 The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
1918 3 The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart
1918 4 Dere Mable Edward Streeter
1918 5 Oh, Money! Money! Eleanor H. Porter
1918 6 Greatheart Ethel M. Dell
1918 7 The Major Ralph Connor
1918 8 The Pawns Count E. Phillips Oppenheim
1918 9 A Daughter of the Land Gene Stratton Porter
1918 10 Sonia Stephen McKenna
1919 1 The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
1919 2 The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
1919 3 The Desert of Wheat Zane Grey
1919 4 Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
1919 5 The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land Ralph Connor
1919 6 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent Harold Bell Wright
1919 7 Dawn Gene Stratton Porter
1919 8 The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
1919 9 Christopher and Columbus Elizabeth von Arnim
1919 10 In Secret Robert W. Chambers
1920 1 The Man of the Forest Zane Grey
1920 2 Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
1920 3 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent Harold Bell Wright
1920 4 The River's End James Oliver Curwood
1920 5 A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
1920 6 Mary-Marie Eleanor H. Porter
1920 7 The Portygee Joseph C. Lincoln
1920 8 The Great Impersonation E. Phillips Oppenheim
1920 9 The Lamp in the Desert Ethel M. Dell
1920 10 Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
1921 1 Main Street Sinclair Lewis
1921 2 The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield
1921 3 The Mysterious Rider Zane Grey
1921 4 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
1921 5 The Valley of Silent Men James Oliver Curwood
1921 6 The Sheik Edith M. Hull
1921 7 A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
1921 8 Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton Porter
1921 9 The Sisters-in-Law Gertrude Atherton
1921 10 The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
1922 1 If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson
1922 2 The Sheik Edith M. Hull
1922 3 Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
1922 4 The Head of the House of Coombe Frances Hodgson Burnett
1922 5 Simon Called Peter Robert Keable
1922 6 The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
1922 7 This Freedom A.S.M. Hutchinson
1922 8 Maria Chapdelaine Louis Hémon
1922 9 To the Last Man Zane Grey
1922 10 Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
1922 10 Helen of the Old House Harold Bell Wright
1923 1 Black Oxen Gertrude Atherton
1923 2 His Children's Children Arthur Train
1923 3 The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim
1923 4 Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
1923 5 The Dim Lantern Temple Bailey
1923 6 This Freedom A.S.M. Hutchinson
1923 7 The Mine With the Iron Door Harold Bell Wright
1923 8 The Wanderer of the Wasteland Zane Grey
1923 9 The Sea Hawk Rafael Sabatini
1923 10 The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
1924 1 So Big Edna Ferber
1924 2 The Plastic Age Percy Marks
1924 3 The Little French Girl Anne Douglas Sedgwick
1924 4 The Heirs Apparent Philip Gibbs
1924 5 A Gentleman of Courage James Oliver Curwood
1924 6 The Call of the Canyon Zane Grey
1924 7 The Midlander Booth Tarkington
1924 8 The Coast of Folly Coningsby Dawson
1924 9 Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
1924 10 The Homemaker Dorothy Canfield Fisher
1925 1 Soundings A. Hamilton Gibbs
1925 2 The Constant Nymph Margaret Kennedy
1925 3 The Keeper of the Bees Gene Stratton Porter
1925 4 Glorious Apollo E. Barrington
1925 5 The Green Hat Michael Arlen
1925 6 The Little French Girl Anne Douglas Sedgwick
1925 7 Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis
1925 8 The Perennial Bachelor Anne Parrish
1925 9 The Carolinian Rafael Sabatini
1925 10 One Increasing Purpose A.S.M. Hutchinson
1926 1 The Private Life of Helen of Troy John Erskine
1926 2 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Anita Loos
1926 3 Sorrell and Son Warwick Deeping
1926 4 The Hounds of Spring Sylvia Thompson
1926 5 Beau Sabreur P.C. Wren
1926 6 The Silver Spoons John Galsworthy
1926 7 Beau Geste P.C. Wren
1926 8 Show Boat Edna Ferber
1926 9 After Noon Susan Ertz
1926 10 The Blue Window Temple Bailey
1927 1 Elmer Gantry Sinclair Lewis
1927 2 The Plutocrat Booth Tarkington
1927 3 Doomsday Warwick Deeping
1927 4 Sorrell and Son Warwick Deeping
1927 5 Jalna Mazo de la Roche
1927 6 Lost Ecstasy Mary Roberts Rinehart
1927 7 Twilight Sleep Edith Wharton
1927 8 Tomorrow Morning Anne Parrish
1927 9 The Old Countess Anne Douglas Sedgwick
1927 10 A Good Woman Louis Bromfield
1928 1 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder
1928 2 Wintersmoon Hugh Alpole
1928 3 Swan Song John Galsworthy
1928 4 The Greene Murder Case S. S. Van Dine
1928 5 Bad Girl Viña Delmar
1928 6 Claire Ambler Booth Tarkington
1928 7 Old Pybus Warwick Deeping
1928 8 All Kneeling Anne Parrish
1928 9 Jalna Mazo de la Roche
1928 10 The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg Louis Bromfield
1929 1 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
1929 2 Dodsworth Sinclair Lewis
1929 3 Dark Hester Anne Douglas Sedgwick
1929 4 The Bishop Murder Case S. S. Van Dine
1929 5 Roper's Row Warwick Deeping
1929 6 Peder Victorious O.E. Rolvaag
1929 7 Mamba's Daughters DuBose Heyward
1929 8 The Galaxy Susan Ertz
1929 9 Scarlet Sister Mary Julia Peterkin
1929 10 Joseph and His Brethren H.W. Freeman
1930 1 Cimarron Edna Ferber
1930 2 Exile Warwick Deeping
1930 3 The Woman of Andros Thornton Wilder
1930 4 Years of Grace Margaret Ayer Barnes
1930 5 Angel Pavement J. B. Priestley
1930 6 The Door Mary Roberts Rinehart
1930 7 Rogue Herries Hugh Walpole
1930 8 Chances A. Hamilton Gibbs
1930 9 Young Woman of Manhattan Katherine Brush
1930 10 Twenty-Four Hours Louis Bromfield
1931 1 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
1931 2 Shadows on the Rock Willa Cather
1931 3 A White Bird Flying Bess Streeter Aldrich
1931 4 Grand Hotel Vicki Baum
1931 5 Years of Grace Margaret Ayer Barnes
1931 6 The Road Back Erich Maria Remarque
1931 7 The Bridge of Desire Warwick Deeping
1931 8 Back Street Fannie Hurst
1931 9 Finch's Fortune Mazo de la Roche
1931 10 Maid in Waiting John Galsworthy
1932 1 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
1932 2 The Fountain Charles Morgan
1932 3 Sons Pearl S. Buck
1932 4 Magnolia Street Louis Golding
1932 5 The Sheltered Life Ellen Glasgow
1932 6 Old Wine and New Warwick Deeping
1932 7 Mary's Neck Booth Tarkington
1932 8 Magnificent Obsession Lloyd C. Douglas
1932 9 Inheritance Phyllis Bentley
1932 10 Three Loves A. J. Cronin
1933 1 Anthony Adverse Hervey Allen
1933 2 As the Earth Turns Gladys Hasty Carroll
1933 3 Ann Vickers Sinclair Lewis
1933 4 Magnificent Obsession Lloyd C. Douglas
1933 5 One More River John Galsworthy
1933 6 Forgive Us Our Trespassers Lloyd C. Douglas
1933 7 The Master of Jalna Mazo de la Roche
1933 8 Miss Bishop Bess Streeter Aldrich
1933 9 The Farm Louis Bromfield
1933 10 Little Man, What Now? Hans Fallada
1934 1 Anthony Adverse Hervey Allen
1934 2 Lamb in His Bosom Caroline Miller
1934 3 So Red the Rose Stark Young
1934 4 Good-bye, Mr. Chips James Hilton
1934 5 Within This Present Margaret Ayer Barnes
1934 6 Work of Art Sinclair Lewis
1934 7 Private Worlds Phyllis Bottome
1934 8 Mary Peters Mary Ellen Chase
1934 9 Oil for the Lamps of China Alice Tisdale Hobart
1934 10 Seven Gothic Tales Isak Dinesen
1935 1 Green Light Lloyd C. Douglas
1935 2 Vein of Iron Ellen Glasgow
1935 3 Of Time and the River Thomas Wolfe
1935 4 Time Out of Mind Rachel Field
1935 5 Good-bye, Mr. Chips James Hilton
1935 6 The Forty Days of Musa Dagh Franz Werfel
1935 7 Heaven's My Destination Thornton Wilder
1935 8 Lost Horizon James Hilton
1935 9 Come and Get It Edna Ferber
1935 10 Europa Robert Briffault
1936 1 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
1936 2 The Last Puritan George Santayana
1936 3 Sparkenbroke Charles Morgan
1936 4 Drums Along the Mohawk Walter D. Edmonds
1936 5 It Can't Happen Here Sinclair Lewis
1936 6 White Banners Lloyd C. Douglas
1936 7 The Hurricane Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
1936 8 The Thinking Reed Rebecca West
1936 9 The Doctor Mary Roberts Rinehart
1936 10 Eyeless in Gaza Aldous Huxley
1937 1 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
1937 2 Northwest Passage (novel) Kenneth Roberts
1937 3 The Citadel A. J. Cronin
1937 4 And So-Victoria Vaughan Wilkins
1937 5 Drums Along the Mohawk Walter D. Edmonds
1937 6 The Years Virginia Woolf
1937 7 Theatre W. Somerset Maugham
1937 8 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
1937 9 The Rains Came Louis Bromfield
1937 10 We Are Not Alone James Hilton
1938 1 The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1938 2 The Citadel A. J. Cronin
1938 3 My Son, My Son! Howard Spring
1938 4 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
1938 5 Northwest Passage Kenneth Roberts
1938 6 All This, and Heaven Too Rachel Field
1938 7 The Rains Came Louis Bromfield
1938 8 And Tell of Time Laura Krey
1938 9 The Mortal Storm Phyllis Bottome
1938 10 Action at Aquila Hervey Allen
1939 1 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1939 2 All This, and Heaven Too Rachel Field
1939 3 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
1939 4 Wickford Point John P. Marquand
1939 5 Escape Ethel Vance
1939 6 Disputed Passage Lloyd C. Douglas
1939 7 The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1939 8 The Tree of Liberty Elizabeth Page
1939 9 The Nazarene Sholem Asch
1939 10 Kitty Foyle Christopher Morley
1940 1 How Green Was My Valley Richard Llewellyn
1940 2 Kitty Foyle Christopher Morley
1940 3 Mrs. Miniver Jan Struther
1940 4 For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
1940 5 The Nazarene Sholem Asch
1940 6 Stars on the Sea F. van Wyck
1940 7 Oliver Wiswell Kenneth Roberts
1940 8 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1940 9 Night in Bombay Louis Bromfield
1940 10 The Family Nina Fedorova
1941 1 The Keys of the Kingdom A. J. Cronin
1941 2 Random Harvest James Hilton
1941 3 This Above All Eric Knight
1941 4 The Sun Is My Undoing Marguerite Steen
1941 5 For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
1941 6 Oliver Wiswell Kenneth Roberts
1941 7 H.M. Pulham, Esquire John P. Marquand
1941 8 Mr. and Mrs. Cugat Isabel Scott Rorick
1941 9 Saratoga Trunk Edna Ferber
1941 10 Windswept Mary Ellen Chase
1942 1 The Song of Bernadette Franz Werfel
1942 2 The Moon Is Down John Steinbeck
1942 3 Dragon Seed Pearl S. Buck
1942 4 And Now Tomorrow Rachel Field
1942 5 Drivin' Woman Elizabeth Pickett
1942 6 Windswept Mary Ellen Chase
1942 7 The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas
1942 8 The Sun Is My Undoing Marguerite Sheen
1942 9 King's Row Henry Bellamann
1942 10 The Keys of the Kingdom A. J. Cronin
1943 1 The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas
1943 2 The Valley of Decision Marcia Davenport
1943 3 So Little Time John P. Marquand
1943 4 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
1943 5 The Human Comedy William Saroyan
1943 6 Mrs. Parkington Louis Bromfield
1943 7 The Apostle Sholem Asch
1943 8 Hungry Hill Daphne du Maurier
1943 9 The Forest and the Fort Hervey Allen
1943 10 The Song of Bernadette Franz Werfel
1944 1 Strange Fruit Lillian Smith
1944 2 The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas
1944 3 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
1944 4 Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor
1944 5 The Razor's Edge W. Somerset Maugham
1944 6 The Green Years A. J. Cronin
1944 7 Leave Her to Heaven Ben Ames Williams
1944 8 Green Dolphin Street Elizabeth Goudge
1944 9 A Bell for Adano John Hersey
1944 10 The Apostle Sholem Asch
1945 1 Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor
1945 2 The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas
1945 3 The Black Rose Thomas B. Costain
1945 4 The White Tower James Ramsey Ullman
1945 5 Cass Timberlane Sinclair Lewis
1945 6 A Lion Is in the Streets Adria Locke Langley
1945 7 So Well Remembered James Hilton
1945 8 Captain from Castile Samuel Shellabarger
1945 9 Earth and High Heaven Gwethalyn Graham
1945 10 Immortal Wife Irving Stone
1946 1 The King's General Daphne du Maurier
1946 2 This Side of Innocence Taylor Caldwell
1946 3 The River Road Frances Parkinson Keyes
1946 4 The Miracle of the Bells Russell Janney
1946 5 The Hucksters Frederic Wakeman, Sr.
1946 6 The Foxes of Harrow Frank Yerby
1946 7 Arch of Triumph Erich Maria Remarque
1946 8 The Black Rose Thomas B. Costain
1946 9 B.F.'s Daughter John P. Marquand
1946 10 The Snake Pit Mary Jane Ward
1947 1 The Miracle of the Bells Russell Janney
1947 2 The Moneyman Thomas B. Costain
1947 3 Gentleman's Agreement Laura Z. Hobson
1947 4 Lydia Bailey Kenneth Roberts
1947 5 The Vixens Frank Yerby
1947 6 The Wayward Bus John Steinbeck
1947 7 House Divided Ben Ames Williams
1947 8 Kingsblood Royal Sinclair Lewis
1947 9 East Side, West Side Marcia Davenport
1947 10 Prince of Foxes Samuel Shellabarger
1948 1 The Big Fisherman Lloyd C. Douglas
1948 2 The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer
1948 3 Dinner at Antoine's Frances Parkinson Keyes
1948 4 The Bishop's Mantle Agnes Sligh Turnbull
1948 5 Tomorrow Will Be Better Betty Smith
1948 6 The Golden Hawk Frank Yerby
1948 7 Raintree County Ross Lockridge, Jr.
1948 8 Shannon's Way A. J. Cronin
1948 9 Pilgrim's Inn Elizabeth Goudge
1948 10 The Young Lions Irwin Shaw
1949 1 The Egyptian Mika Waltari
1949 2 The Big Fisherman Lloyd C. Douglas
1949 3 Mary Sholem Asch
1949 4 A Rage to Live John O'Hara
1949 5 Point of No Return John P. Marquand
1949 6 Dinner at Antoine's Frances Parkinson Keyes
1949 7 High Towers Thomas B. Costain
1949 8 Cutlass Empire Van Wyck Mason
1949 9 Pride's Castle Frank Yerby
1949 10 Father of the Bride Edward Streeter
1950 1 The Cardinal Henry Morton Robinson
1950 2 Joy Street Frances Parkinson Keyes
1950 3 Across the River and into the Trees Ernest Hemingway
1950 4 The Wall John Hersey
1950 5 Star Money Kathleen Winsor
1950 6 The Parasites Daphne du Maurier
1950 7 Floodtide Frank Yerby
1950 8 Jubilee Trail Gwen Bristow
1950 9 The Adventurer Mika Waltari
1950 10 The Disenchanted Budd Schulberg
1951 1 From Here to Eternity James Jones
1951 2 The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk
1951 3 Moses Sholem Asch
1951 4 The Cardinal Henry Morton Robinson
1951 5 A Woman Called Fancy Frank Yerby
1951 6 The Cruel Sea Nicholas Monsarrat
1951 7 Melville Goodwin, U.S.A. John P. Marquand
1951 8 Return to Paradise James A. Michener
1951 9 The Foundling Cardinal Spellman
1951 10 The Wanderer Mika Waltari
1952 1 The Silver Chalice Thomas B. Costain
1952 2 The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk
1952 3 East of Eden John Steinbeck
1952 4 My Cousin Rachel Daphne du Maurier
1952 5 Steamboat Gothic Frances Parkinson Keyes
1952 6 Giant Edna Ferber
1952 7 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway
1952 8 The Gown of Glory Agnes Sligh Turnbull
1952 9 The Saracen Blade Frank Yerby
1952 10 The Houses in Between Howard Spring
1952 1 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
1953 2 The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas
1953 3 The Silver Chalice Thomas B. Costain
1953 4 Desirée Annemarie Selinko
1953 5 Battle Cry Leon M. Uris
1953 6 From Here to Eternity James Jones
1953 7 The High and the Mighty Ernest K. Gann
1953 8 Beyond This Place A. J. Cronin
1953 9 Time and Time Again James Hilton
1953 10 Lord Vanity Samuel Shellabarger
1953 1 The Unconquered Ben Ames Williams
1954 2 Not as a Stranger Morton Thompson
1954 3 Mary Anne Daphne du Maurier
1954 4 Love Is Eternal Irving Stone
1954 5 The Royal Box Frances Parkinson Keyes
1954 6 The Egyptian Mika Waltari
1954 7 No Time for Sergeants Mac Hyman
1954 8 Sweet Thursday John Steinbeck
1954 9 The View from Pompey's Head Hamilton Basso
1954 10 Never Victorious, Never Defeated Taylor Caldwell
1954 10 Benton's Row Frank Yerby
1955 1 Marjorie Morningstar Herman Wouk
1955 2 Auntie Mame Patrick Dennis
1955 3 Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor
1955 4 Bonjour Tristesse Francoise Sagan
1955 5 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson
1955 6 Something of Value Robert Ruark
1955 7 Not as a Stranger Morton Thompson
1955 8 No Time for Sergeants Mac Hyman
1955 9 The Tontine Thomas B. Costain
1955 10 Ten North Frederick John O'Hara
1956 1 Don't Go Near the Water William Brinkley
1956 2 The Last Hurrah Edwin O'Connor
1956 3 Peyton Place Grace Metalious
1956 4 Auntie Mame Patrick Dennis
1956 5 Eloise Kay Thompson
1956 6 Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor
1956 7 A Certain Smile Francoise Sagan
1956 8 The Tribe That Lost Its Head Nicholas Monsarrat
1956 9 The Mandarins Simone de Beauvoir
1956 10 Boon Island Kenneth Roberts
1957 1 By Love Possessed James Gould Cozzens
1957 2 Peyton Place Grace Metalious
1957 3 Compulsion Meyer Levin
1957 4 Rally Round the Flag, Boys! Max Shulman
1957 5 Blue Camellia Frances Parkinson Keyes
1957 6 Eloise in Paris Kay Thompson
1957 7 The Scapegoat Daphne du Maurier
1957 8 On the Beach Nevil Shute
1957 9 Below the Salt Thomas B. Costain
1957 10 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
1958 1 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak
1958 2 Anatomy of a Murder Robert Traver
1958 3 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
1958 4 Around the World with Auntie Mame Patrick Dennis
1958 5 From the Terrace John O'Hara
1958 6 Eloise at Christmastime Kay Thompson
1958 7 Ice Palace Edna Ferber
1958 8 The Winthrop Woman Anya Seton
1958 9 The Enemy Camp Jerome Weidman
1958 10 Victorine Frances Parkinson Keyes
1959 1 Exodus Leon Uris
1959 2 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak
1959 3 Hawaii James A. Michener
1959 4 Advise and Consent Allen Drury
1959 5 Lady Chatterley's Lover D. H. Lawrence
1959 6 The Ugly American Eugene L. Burdick
1959 7 Dear and Glorious Physician Taylor Caldwell
1959 8 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
1959 9 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Paul Gallico
1959 10 Poor No More Robert Ruark
1960 1 Advise and Consent Allen Drury
1960 2 Hawaii James A. Michener
1960 3 The Leopard Giuseppe di Lampedusa
1960 4 The Chapman Report Irving Wallace
1960 5 Ourselves to Know John O'Hara
1960 6 The Constant Image Marcia Davenport
1960 7 The Lovely Ambition Mary Ellen Chase
1960 8 The Listener Taylor Caldwell
1960 9 Trustee from the Toolroom Nevil Shute
1960 10 Sermons and Soda-Water John O'Hara
1961 1 The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone
1961 2 Franny and Zooey J.D. Salinger
1961 3 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
1961 4 Mila 18 Leon Uris
1961 5 The Carpetbaggers Harold Robbins
1961 6 Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
1961 7 Winnie Ille Pu Alexander Lenard (translation of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne)
1961 8 Daughter of Silence Morris West
1961 9 The Edge of Sadness Edwin O'Connor
1961 10 The Winter of Our Discontent John Steinbeck
1962 1 Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter
1962 2 Dearly Beloved Anne Morrow Lindbergh
1962 3 A Shade of Difference Allen Drury
1962 4 Youngblood Hawke Herman Wouk
1962 5 Franny and Zooey J.D. Salinger
1962 6 Fail-Safe Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
1962 7 Seven Days in May Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II
1962 8 The Prize Irving Wallace
1962 9 The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone
1962 10 The Reivers William Faulkner
1963 1 The Shoes of the Fisherman Morris L. West
1963 2 The Group Mary McCarthy
1963 3 Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction J.D. Salinger
1963 4 Caravans James A. Michener
1963 5 Elizabeth Appleton John O'Hara
1963 6 Grandmother and the Priests Taylor Caldwell
1963 7 City of Night John Rechy
1963 8 The Glass-Blowers Daphne du Maurier
1963 9 The Sand Pebbles Richard McKenna
1963 10 The Battle of the Villa Fiority Rumer Godden
1964 1 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold John le Carré
1964 2 Candy Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg
1964 3 Herzog Saul Bellow
1964 4 Armageddon Leon Uris
1964 5 The Man Irving Wallace
1964 6 The Rector of Justin Louis Auchincloss
1964 7 The Martyred Richard E. Kim
1964 8 You Only Live Twice Ian Fleming
1964 9 This Rough Magic Mary Stewart
1964 10 Convention Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II
1965 1 The Source James A. Michener
1965 2 Up the Down Staircase Bel Kaufman
1965 3 Herzog Saul Bellow
1965 4 The Looking Glass War John le Carré
1965 5 The Green Berets Robin Moore
1965 6 Those Who Love Irving Stone
1965 7 The Man with the Golden Gun Ian Fleming
1965 8 Hotel Arthur Hailey
1965 9 The Ambassador Morris West
1965 10 Don't Stop the Carnival Herman Wouk
1966 1 Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
1966 2 The Adventurers Harold Robbins
1966 3 The Secret of Santa Vittoria Robert Crichton
1966 4 Capable of Honor Allen Drury
1966 5 The Double Image Helen MacInnes
1966 6 The Fixer Bernard Malamud
1966 7 Tell No Man Adela Rogers St. Johns
1966 8 Tai-Pan James Clavell
1966 9 The Embezzler Louis Auchincloss
1966 10 All in the Family Edwin O'Connor
1967 1 The Arrangement Elia Kazan
1967 2 The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron
1967 3 The Chosen Chaim Potok
1967 4 Topaz Leon Uris
1967 5 Christy Catherine Marshall
1967 6 The Eighth Day Thornton Wilder
1967 7 Rosemary's B by Ira Levin
1967 8 The Plot Irving Wallace
1967 9 The Gabriel Hounds Mary Stewart
1967 10 The Exhibitionist Henry Sutton
1968 1 Airport Arthur Hailey
1968 2 Couples John Updike
1968 3 The Salzburg Connection Helen MacInnes
1968 4 A Small Town in Germany John le Carré
1968 5 Testimony of Two Men Taylor Caldwell
1968 6 Preserve and Protect Allen Drury
1968 7 Myra Breckinridge Gore Vidal
1968 8 Vanished Fletcher Knebel
1968 9 Christy Catherine Marshall
1968 10 The Tower of Babel Morris L. West
1969 1 Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth
1969 2 The Godfather Mario Puzo
1969 3 The Love Machine Jacqueline Susann
1969 4 The Inheritors Harold Robbins
1969 5 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton
1969 6 The Seven Minutes Irving Wallace
1969 7 Naked Came the Stranger Penelope Ashe
1969 8 The Promise Chaim Potok
1969 9 The Pretenders Gwen Davis
1969 10 The House on the Strand Daphne du Maurier
1970 1 Love Story Erich Segal
1970 2 The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles
1970 3 Islands in the Stream Ernest Hemingway
1970 4 The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart
1970 5 Great Lion of God Taylor Caldwell
1970 6 QB VII Leon Uris
1970 7 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Jimmy Breslin
1970 8 The Secret Woman Victoria Holt
1970 9 Travels with My Aunt Graham Greene
1970 10 Rich Man, Poor Man Irwin Shaw
1971 1 Wheels Arthur Hailey
1971 2 The Exorcist William P. Blatty
1971 3 The Passions of the Mind Irving Stone
1971 4 The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth
1971 5 The Betsy Harold Robbins
1971 6 Message from Malaga Helen MacInnes
1971 7 The Winds of War Herman Wouk
1971 8 The Drifters James A. Michener
1971 9 The Other Tom Tryon
1971 10 Rabbit Redux John Updike
1972 1 Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach
1972 2 August 1914 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
1972 3 The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth
1972 4 The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth
1972 5 The Word Irving Wallace
1972 6 The Winds of War Herman Wouk
1972 7 Captains and the Kings Taylor Caldwell
1972 8 Two from Galilee Marjorie Holmes
1972 9 My Name is Asher Lev Chaim Potok
1972 10 Semi-Tough Dan Jenkins
1973 1 Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach
1973 2 Once Is Not Enough Jacqueline Susann
1973 3 Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
1973 4 The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth
1973 5 Burr Gore Vidal
1973 6 The Hollow Hills Mary Stewart
1973 7 Evening in Byzantium Irwin Shaw
1973 8 The Matlock Paper Robert Ludlum
1973 9 The Billion Dollar Sure Thing Paul E. Erdman
1973 10 The Honorary Consul Graham Greene
1974 1 Centennial James A. Michener
1974 2 Watership Down Richard Adams
1974 3 Jaws Peter Benchley
1974 4 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré
1974 5 Something Happened Joseph Heller
1974 6 The Dogs of War Frederick Forsyth
1974 7 The Pirate Harold Robbins
1974 8 I Heard the Owl Call My Name Margaret Craven
1974 9 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Nicholas Meyer
1974 10 The Fan Club Irving Wallace
1975 1 Ragtime E. L. Doctorow
1975 2 The Moneychangers Arthur Hailey
1975 3 Curtain Agatha Christie
1975 4 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Judith Rossner
1975 5 The Choirboys Joseph Wambaugh
1975 6 The Eagle Has Landed Jack Higgins
1975 7 The Great Treasure Irving Stone
1975 8 The Great Train Robbery Michael Crichton
1975 9 Sho-gun James Clavell
1975 10 Humboldt's Gift Saul Bellow
1976 1 Trinity Leon Uris
1976 2 Sleeping Murder Agatha Christie
1976 3 Dolores Jacqueline Susann
1976 4 Storm Warning Jack Higgins
1976 5 The Deep Peter Benchley
1976 6 1876 Gore Vidal
1976 7 Slapstick or Lonesome No More! Kurt Vonnegut
1976 8 The Lonely Lady Harold Robbins
1976 9 Touch Not the Cat Mary Stewart
1976 10 A Stranger in the Mirror Sidney Sheldon
1977 1 The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
1977 2 The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough
1977 3 Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Richard Bach
1977 4 The Honourable Schoolboy John le Carré
1977 5 Oliver's Story Erich Segal
1977 6 Dreams Die First Harold Robbins
1977 7 Beggarman, Thief Irwin Shaw
1977 8 How to Save Your Own Life Erica Jong
1977 9 Delta of Venus Anaïs Nin
1977 10 Daniel Martin John Fowles
1978 1 Chesapeake James A. Michener
1978 2 War and Remembrance Herman Wouk
1978 3 Fools Die Mario Puzo
1978 4 Bloodline Sidney Sheldon
1978 5 Scruples Judith Krantz
1978 6 Evergreen Belva Plain
1978 7 Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Richard Bach
1978 8 The Holcroft Covenant Robert Ludlum
1978 9 Second Generation Howard Fast
1978 10 Eye of the Needle Ken Follett
1979 1 The Matarese Circle Robert Ludlum
1979 2 Sophie's Choice William Styron
1979 3 Overload Arthur Hailey
1979 4 Memories of Another Day Harold Robbins
1979 5 Jailbird Kurt Vonnegut
1979 6 The Dead Zone Stephen King
1979 7 The Last Enchantment Mary Stewart
1979 8 The Establishment Howard Fast
1979 9 The Third World War: August 1985 John Hackett
1979 10 Smiley's People John le Carré
1980 1 The Covenant James A. Michener
1980 2 The Bourne Identity Robert Ludlum
1980 3 Rage of Angels Sidney Sheldon
1980 4 Princess Daisy Judith Krantz
1980 5 Firestarter Stephen King
1980 6 The Key to Rebecca Ken Follett
1980 7 Random Winds Belva Plain
1980 8 The Devil's Alternative Frederick Forsyth
1980 9 The Fifth Horseman Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
1980 10 The Spike Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss
1981 1 Noble House James Clavell
1981 2 The Hotel New Hampshire John Irving
1981 3 Cujo Stephen King
1981 4 An Indecent Obsession Colleen McCullough
1981 5 Gorky Park Martin Cruz Smith
1981 6 Masquerade Kit Williams
1981 7 Goo , Janette by Harold Robbins
1981 8 The Third Deadly Sin Lawrence Sanders
1981 9 The Glitter Dome Joseph Wambaugh
1981 10 No Time for Tears Cynthia Freeman
1982 1 E.T., The Extraterrestrial William Kotzwinkle
1982 2 Space James A. Michener
1982 3 The Parsifal Mosaic Robert Ludlum
1982 4 Master of the Game Sidney Sheldon
1982 5 Mistral's Daughter Judith Krantz
1982 6 The Valley of Horses Jean M. Auel
1982 7 Different Seasons Stephen King
1982 8 North and South John Jakes
1982 9 2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke
1982 10 The Man from St. Petersburg Ken Follett
1983 1 Return of the Jedi James Kahn
1983 2 Poland James A. Michener
1983 3 Pet Sematary Stephen King
1983 4 The Little Drummer Girl John le Carré
1983 5 Christine Stephen King
1983 6 Changes Danielle Steel
1983 7 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
1983 8 White Gold Wielder Stephen R. Donaldson
1983 9 Hollywood Wives Jackie Collins
1983 10 The Lonesome Gods Louis L'Amour
1984 1 The Talisman Stephen King and Peter Straub
1984 2 The Aquitaine Progression Robert Ludlum
1984 3 The Sicilian Mario Puzo
1984 4 Love and War John Jakes
1984 5 The Butter Battle Book Dr. Seuss
1984 6 ...And the Ladies of the Club Helen Hooven Santmyer
1984 7 The Fourth Protocol Frederick Forsyth
1984 8 Full Circle Danielle Steel
1984 9 The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz Joan Rivers
1984 10 Lincoln Gore Vidal
1985 1 The Mammoth Hunters Jean M. Auel
1985 2 Texas James A. Michener
1985 3 Lake Wobegon Days Garrison Keillor
1985 4 If Tomorrow Comes Sidney Sheldon
1985 5 Skeleton Crew Stephen King
1985 6 Secrets Danielle Steel
1985 7 Contact Carl Sagan
1985 8 Lucky Jackie Collins
1985 9 Family Album Danielle Steel
1985 10 The Class Erich Segal
1986 1 It Stephen King
1986 2 Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy and Larry Bond
1986 3 Whirlwind James Clavell
1986 4 The Bourne Supremacy Robert Ludlum
1986 5 Hollywood Husbands Jackie Collins
1986 6 Wanderlust Danielle Steel
1986 7 I'll Take Manhattan Judith Krantz
1986 8 Last of the Breed Louis L'Amour
1986 9 The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
1986 10 A Perfect Spy John le Carré
1987 1 The Tommyknockers Stephen King
1987 2 Patriot Games Tom Clancy
1987 3 Kaleidoscope Danielle Steel
1987 4 Misery Stephen King
1987 5 Leaving Home Garrison Keillor
1987 6 Windmills of the Gods Sidney Sheldon
1987 7 Presumed Innocent Scott Turow
1987 8 Fine Things Danielle Steel
1987 9 Heaven and Hell John Jakes
1987 10 The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King
1988 1 The Cardinal of the Kremlin Tom Clancy
1988 2 The Sands of Time Sidney Sheldon
1988 3 Zoya Danielle Steel
1988 4 The Icarus Agenda Robert Ludlum
1988 5 Alaska James A. Michener
1988 6 Till We Meet Again Judith Krantz
1988 7 The Queen of the Damned Anne Rice
1988 8 To Be the Best Barbara Taylor Bradford
1988 9 One Richard Bach
1988 10 Mitla Pass Leon Uris
1989 1 Clear and Present Danger Tom Clancy
1989 2 The Dark Half Stephen King
1989 3 Daddy Danielle Steel
1989 4 Star Danielle Steel
1989 5 Caribbean James A. Michener
1989 6 The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie
1989 7 The Russia House John le Carré
1989 8 The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet
1989 9 California Gold John Jakes
1989 10 While My Pretty One Sleeps Mary Higgins Clark
1990 1 The Plains of Passage Jean M. Auel
1990 2 Four Past Midnight Stephen King
1990 3 The Burden of Proof Scott Turow
1990 4 Memories of Midnight Sidney Sheldon
1990 5 Message from Nam Danielle Steel
1990 6 The Bourne Ultimatum Robert Ludlum
1990 7 The Stand Stephen King
1990 8 Lady Boss Jackie Collins
1990 9 The Witching Hour Anne Rice
1990 10 September Rosamunde Pilcher

The following are the sources of the information presented above:

1 Reed Business Information. Publishers Weekly.
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