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Have You Read The #1 Best-Selling Book From The Year That You Were Born? Find It Here And Give It A Chance!

Have you read the book that was the best-seller from the year that you were born? The most popular books give an insight to what people really cared about at the time, and while some of them are a bit strange, it is nice to have the ability to “go back in time,” even for just a few hundred pages.

1930 –Cimarron by Edna Ferber

1931 – The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

1932 – The Fountain by Charles Mogan

1933 – Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

1934 – Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton

1935 – Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas

1936 – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1937 – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

1938 – The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan

1939 – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

1940 – How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

1941 – For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

1942 – The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

1943 – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

1944 – Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith

1945 – Forever Amber by Kathleen Winson

1946 – The King’s General by Daphne Dr Maurier

1947 –  The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney

1948 – Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl a biography by Anne Frank

1949 – The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

1950 – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

1951 – From Here to Eternity by James Jones

1952 – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

1953 – The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

1954 – Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

1955 – The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

1956 – Eloise by Kay Thompson

1957 – Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

1958 – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

1959 – Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

1960 – To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1961 – Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

1962 – Franny and Zoe by J.D. Salinger

1963 – The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West

1964 – You Only Live Once by Ian Fleming

1965 – Herzog by Saul Bellow

1966 – Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

1967 – Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

1968 – Couples by John Updike

1969 – Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

1970 – Love Story by Erich Segal

1971 – The Exorcist by William Blatty

1972 – Johnathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

1973 – Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

1974 – Jaws by Peter Benchley

1975 – Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

1976 – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

1977 – The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

1978 – Fools Die by Mario Puzo

1979 – Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

1980 – The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

1981 – Cujo by Stephen King

1982 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial by Meilssa Mathison

1983 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1984 – The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

1985 – Secrets by Danielle Steel

1986 – The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

1987 – Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

1988 – The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

1989 – The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

1990 – The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

1991 – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brian

1992 – Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMilan

1993 – The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

1994 – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

1995 – High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

1996 – The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

1997 – Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

1998 – Paradise by Toni Morrison

1999 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

2000 – The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

2001 – The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

2002 – The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

2003 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2004 – The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

2005 – The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

2006 – Marley and Me by John Grogan

2007 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

2008 – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

2009 – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2010 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2011 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2012 – Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

2013 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

2014 – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2015 – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

And the predicted best-seller of 2016? Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton shining a light on the long-dead founding father.

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