Popular 1980s Books

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Eleanor & Park Eleanor & Park (Hardcover)
by (shelved 89 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.13 — 783,107 ratings — published 2013
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The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 88 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.01 — 709,997 ratings — published 1985
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
by (shelved 58 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.29 — 997,925 ratings — published 1985
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Watchmen Watchmen (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.33 — 477,667 ratings — published 1987
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.74 — 335,411 ratings — published 1987
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Ready Player One Ready Player One (Hardcover)
by (shelved 43 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.31 — 419,910 ratings — published 2011
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The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1) The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
by (shelved 42 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.98 — 253,429 ratings — published 1983
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.08 — 326,932 ratings — published 1984
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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.10 — 177,795 ratings — published 1989
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.16 — 548,551 ratings — published 1982
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Love in the Time of Cholera Love in the Time of Cholera (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.87 — 457,578 ratings — published 1985
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White Noise White Noise (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.87 — 91,394 ratings — published 1985
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Matilda Matilda (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.27 — 527,244 ratings — published 1988
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The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.09 — 285,370 ratings — published 1980
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Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.03 — 256,352 ratings — published 1987
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,643,189 ratings — published 1988
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Midnight's Children Midnight's Children (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.99 — 159,476 ratings — published 1981
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It It (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.28 — 151,490 ratings — published 1986
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Less Than Zero Less Than Zero (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.60 — 64,154 ratings — published 1985
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Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
by (shelved 31 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.30 — 211,553 ratings — published 1986
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The Bonfire of the Vanities The Bonfire of the Vanities (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.79 — 69,937 ratings — published 1987
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V for Vendetta V for Vendetta (Hardcover)
by (shelved 30 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.25 — 338,415 ratings — published 1982
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The Witches The Witches (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.16 — 266,361 ratings — published 1983
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The BFG The BFG (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.21 — 275,046 ratings — published 1982
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1) Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1)
by (shelved 27 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.98 — 103,010 ratings — published 1987
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A Prayer for Owen Meany A Prayer for Owen Meany (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.22 — 296,057 ratings — published 1989
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The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2) The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
by (shelved 26 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.92 — 86,835 ratings — published 1986
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Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2) Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2)
by (shelved 26 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.10 — 71,915 ratings — published 1988
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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.19 — 185,214 ratings — published 1989
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Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1) Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.65 — 244,845 ratings — published 1986
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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1) Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1)
by (shelved 24 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.20 — 146,794 ratings — published 1987
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)
by (shelved 24 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.30 — 128,845 ratings — published 1989
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home Tell the Wolves I'm Home (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.03 — 168,429 ratings — published 2012
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The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.73 — 86,121 ratings — published 1988
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Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3) Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3)
by (shelved 23 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.02 — 200,061 ratings — published 1986
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A Confederacy of Dunces A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.88 — 245,465 ratings — published 1980
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Pyramids (Discworld, #7) Pyramids (Discworld, #7)
by (shelved 23 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.87 — 53,803 ratings — published 1989
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Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3) Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3)
by (shelved 22 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.86 — 59,923 ratings — published 1988
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Misery Misery (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.08 — 387,290 ratings — published 1987
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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
by (shelved 21 times as 1980s)
avg rating 4.11 — 226,220 ratings — published 1982
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The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.89 — 625,474 ratings — published 1989
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The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.53 — 109,495 ratings — published 1984
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American Psycho American Psycho (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.81 — 263,175 ratings — published 1991
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Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1) Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.85 — 74,220 ratings — published 1987
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Pet Sematary Pet Sematary (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.88 — 312,114 ratings — published 1983
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Cat's Eye Cat's Eye (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1980s)
avg rating 3.91 — 65,741 ratings — published 1988
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Hanif Kureishi
“NASSER: (about OMAR): Haven't you trained him up to look after you, like I have done with my girls?
PAPA: He brushes the dust from one place to another. He squeezes shirts and heats soup. But that hardly stretches him. Though his food stretches me. It's only for a few months, yaar. I'll send him to college in the autumn.
NASSER: (VO) He failed once. He has this chronic laziness that runs in our family except for me.
PAPA: If his arse gets lazy - kick it. I'll send a certificate giving permission. And one more thing. Try and fix him up with a nice girl. I'm not sure if his penis is in full working order.”
Hanif Kureishi

Christopher Hitchens
“Edward genially enough did not disagree with what I said, but he didn't seem to admit my point, either. I wanted to press him harder so I veered close enough to the ad hominem to point out that his life—the life of the mind, the life of the book collector and music lover and indeed of the gallery-goer, appreciator of the feminine and occasional boulevardier—would become simply unlivable and unthinkable in an Islamic republic. Again, he could accede politely to my point but carry on somehow as if nothing had been conceded. I came slowly to realize that with Edward, too, I was keeping two sets of books. We agreed on things like the first Palestinian intifadah, another event that took the Western press completely off guard, and we collaborated on a book of essays that asserted and defended Palestinian rights. This was in the now hard-to-remember time when all official recognition was withheld from the PLO. Together we debated Professor Bernard Lewis and Leon Wieseltier at a once-celebrated conference of the Middle East Studies Association in Cambridge in 1986, tossing and goring them somewhat in a duel over academic 'objectivity' in the wider discipline. But even then I was indistinctly aware that Edward didn't feel himself quite at liberty to say certain things, while at the same time feeling rather too much obliged to say certain other things. A low point was an almost uncritical profile of Yasser Arafat that he contributed to Interview magazine in the late 1980s.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

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