Popular 1983 Books

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The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1) The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
by (shelved 11 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.00 — 285,236 ratings — published 1983
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The Witches The Witches (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.16 — 300,964 ratings — published 1983
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Pet Sematary Pet Sematary (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 4 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.16 — 13,991 ratings — published 1983
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Seduction Theory: Stories Seduction Theory: Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.51 — 99 ratings — published 1995
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Oliver Twist Oliver Twist (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.84 — 368,438 ratings — published 1838
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Life and Times of Michael K Life and Times of Michael K (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.85 — 18,779 ratings — published 1983
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Rebecca Rebecca (ebook)
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avg rating 4.25 — 213,027 ratings — published 1938
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Ronin Ronin (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.63 — 7,394 ratings — published 1983
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Christine Christine (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.72 — 198,878 ratings — published 1983
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The Illuminatus! Trilogy The Illuminatus! Trilogy (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.00 — 23,048 ratings — published 1975
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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
by (shelved 3 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.27 — 128,819 ratings — published 1983
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The Anatomy Lesson (Vintage International) The Anatomy Lesson (Vintage International)
by (shelved 3 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.65 — 2,730 ratings — published 1983
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Kassandra Kassandra (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.66 — 714 ratings — published 1983
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Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, #3) Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad, #3)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.13 — 82,544 ratings — published 1983
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Deadeye Dick Deadeye Dick (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.80 — 31,040 ratings — published 1982
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The Armageddon Rag The Armageddon Rag (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.63 — 4,038 ratings — published 1983
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Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1) Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)
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avg rating 4.36 — 144,750 ratings — published 1975
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The Little Drummer Girl The Little Drummer Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.95 — 9,470 ratings — published 1983
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Code of the Lifemaker (Code of the Lifemaker, #1) Code of the Lifemaker (Code of the Lifemaker, #1)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,000 ratings — published 1983
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The Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction The Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.18 — 174 ratings — published 2000
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The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead Roads (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.97 — 2,948 ratings — published 1983
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Ironweed Ironweed
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avg rating 3.87 — 19,731 ratings — published 1983
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The Life and Loves of a She Devil The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.75 — 4,366 ratings — published 1983
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Phantoms Phantoms (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.92 — 76,561 ratings — published 1983
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Mistral's Daughter Mistral's Daughter (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.94 — 6,476 ratings — published 1982
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The Key to Rebecca The Key to Rebecca (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.86 — 24,828 ratings — published 1980
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 807,473 ratings — published 1967
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Mr Palomar Mr Palomar (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.93 — 4,712 ratings — published 1983
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Shame Shame (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.86 — 15,463 ratings — published 1983
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The Piano Teacher The Piano Teacher (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.60 — 11,427 ratings — published 1983
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.09 — 360,690 ratings — published 1984
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Heartburn Heartburn (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.56 — 26,064 ratings — published 1983
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The Robots of Dawn (Robot #3) The Robots of Dawn (Robot #3)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.11 — 35,643 ratings — published 1983
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1) Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.93 — 85,221 ratings — published 1938
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Hot Water Music Hot Water Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.98 — 15,127 ratings — published 1983
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Cathedral Cathedral (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.33 — 32,224 ratings — published 1983
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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.79 — 160,865 ratings — published 1979
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The Return of the Native  The Return of the Native (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.84 — 42,684 ratings — published 1878
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The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1) The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.64 — 19,847 ratings — published 1915
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Mantissa Mantissa (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 3.25 — 2,166 ratings — published 1982
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Return of the Jedi Return of the Jedi (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 9,923 ratings — published 1983
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.85 — 2,362,915 ratings — published 1945
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Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, #2) Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, #2)
by (shelved 2 times as 1983)
avg rating 4.05 — 30,249 ratings — published 1983
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.13 — 2,656,552 ratings — published 1949
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Good Times/Bad Times Good Times/Bad Times (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1 time as 1983)
avg rating 4.17 — 661 ratings — published 1968
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Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn, #11) Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn, #11)
by (shelved 1 time as 1983)
avg rating 3.97 — 2,678 ratings — published 1941
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Double Image Double Image (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as 1983)
avg rating 3.82 — 455 ratings — published 1966
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Fools of Fortune Fools of Fortune (Paperback)
by (shelved 1 time as 1983)
avg rating 3.98 — 2,063 ratings — published 1983
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