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message 1: by Bryan (last edited Jul 19, 2010 09:40AM) (new)

Bryan Kornele (bkornele) I was born in 1967.
One way you can check is by http://www.historycentral.com/20th/19...
just substitute the year before the .html
Fiction
1."The Arrangement"... Elia Kazan. Stein & Day
2-3."The Confessions of Nat Turner" ...William Styron. Random House
2-3."The Chosen"... Chaim Potok. Simon & Schuster
4."Topaz"...Leon Uris. McGraw-Hill
5."Christy"...Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
6."The Eighth Day"...Thornton Wilder. Harper & Row
7."Rosemary's Baby"...Ira Levin. Random House
8."The Plot"...Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
9."The Gabriel Hounds"...Mary Stewart. Morrow
10. "The Exhibitionist"...Henry Sutton. Bernard Geis
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Death of a President,"... William Manchester. Harper & Row
2."Misery Is a Blind Date" ...Johnny Carson. Doubleday
3."Games People Play"... Eric Berne, M.D. Grove Press
4."Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows"... Rod McKuen. Random House
5."A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church"... Father James
Kavanaugh. Trident Press
6."Everything but Money"... Sam Levenson. Simon & Schuster
7."Our Crowd"...Stephen Birmingham. Hai-per & Row
8-9-10."Edgar Cayce-The Sleeping Prophet"...Jess Stearn. Doubleday
8-9-10."Better Homes and Gardens Favorite Ways with Chicken"...
Meredith Press
8-9-10."Phyllis Diller's Marriage Manual"...Phyllis Diller. Doubleday


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 19, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Most Popular Books 1982
Fiction
1. "ET: The Extraterrestrial Storybook" by William Kotzwinkle
2. "Space" by James Michener
3. "The Parsifal Mosaic" by Robert Ludlum
4. "Master of the Game" by Sidney Sheldon
5. "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1. "Jane Fonda's Workout Book" by Jane Fonda
2. "Living, Loving, and Learning" by Leo Buscaglia
3. "And More" by Andy Rooney
4. "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book"
5. "Life Extension" by Durk Pearson


message 3: by Tasha (last edited Jul 19, 2010 12:00PM) (new)

Tasha Bryan wrote: "I was born in 1967.
One way you can check is by http://www.historycentral.com/20th/19...
just substitute the year before the .html
Fiction
1."The Arrangement"... Elia Kazan. Stein & Day
2-3."..."


I was born in '67 too :) Have you read any of these books?


Bryan Kornele (bkornele) The only one I have read was "Games People Play". The only thing I remembered about it was it bored me out of my skull. I was not really into reading back then as I am now though.


Terri (Brookfield) How can you find out that info I need it for 1960


Karendenice | 530 comments Yeah I'd like to know for 1957?


Susan | 224 comments I am 1955:

Fiction
1." Marjorie Morningstar"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
2."Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Pres
3."Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.
4."Bonjour Tristesse"... Francoise Sagan. Dutton
5."The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit... Sloan Wilson. Simon & Schuster
6."Something of Value"... Robert Ruark. Doubleday
7."Not As a Stranger"... Morton Thompson. Scribner
8."No Time for Sergeants"...Mac Hyman. Random House
9."The Tontine"... Thomas B. Costain. Doubleday
10. "Ten North Frederick"... John O'Hara. Random House
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1." Gift from the Sea"... Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Pantheon Books
2."The Power of Positive Thinking"... Norman Vincent Peale.
Prentice-Hall
3."The Family of Man" ... Edward Steichen. Simon & Schuster and
Maco Magazine Corp.
4."A Man Called Peter"... Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
5."How to Live 365 Days a Year"... John A. Schindler. PrenticeHall
6."Better Homes and Gardens Diet Book". ...Meredith
7."The Secret of Happiness"... Billy Graham. Doubleday
8."Why Johnny Can't Read"... Rudolf Flesch. Harper
9."Inside Africa"... John Gunther. Harper
10. "Year of Decisions"... Harry S. Truman. Doubleday


Daphne (Daphne2163) | 238 comments My year was 1963 and one of my favorite books when I was little was Happiness is a Warm Puppy (Peanuts) by Charles M. SchulzHappiness is a Warm Puppy.

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1."The Shoes of the Fisherman"... Morris L. West. Morrow
2."The Group"...Mary McCarthy. Harcourt, Brace & World
3."Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction"...
J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown
4."Caravans"... James A. Michener. Random House
5."Elizabeth Appleton"... John O'Hara. Random House
6."Grandmother and the Priests"... Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday
7."City of Night"...John Rechy. Grove Press
8."The Glass-Blowers"...Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
9."The Sand Pebbles"... Richard McKenna. Harper & Row
10."The Battle of the Villa Fiorita"...Rumer Godden. Viking Press
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Happiness Is a Warm Puppy"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined
Productions
2."Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket"... Charles M. Schulz.
Determined Productions
3."J.F.K.: The Man and the Myth" Victor Lasky. Macmillan
4."Profiles in Courage: Inaugural Edition" ... John F. Kennedy. Harper & Row
5."0 Ye Jigs & Juleps! "...Virginia Cary Hudson. Macmillan
6."Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book"... Meredith Publishing Co.
7."The Pillsbury Family Cookbook"... Harper & Row
8."1 Owe Russia $1200"... Bob Hope. Doubleday
9."Heloise's Housekeeping Hints".... Prentice-Hall
10."Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book:"... Meredith Publishing Co.


Michelle (In Libris Veritas) (Shadowrose) 1990

Fiction
1."Oh, the Places You'll Go!" ... Dr. Seuss
2."Clear and Present Danger" ... Tom Clancy
3."The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition" ... Stephen King
3."The Burden of Proof" ... Scott Turow
4."The Bourne Ultimatum" ... Robert Ludlum
5."September" ... Rosamunde Pilcher
6."Message from Nam" ... Danielle Steel
7."Memories of Midnight" ... Sidney Sheldon
7."An Inconvenient Woman" ... Dominick Dunne
8. "Devices and Desires" ... P.D. James
9."Dragon" ... Clive Cussler
9."Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fancies" ...
Jimmy Buffett
9."The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes" ... Bill Watterson
10."Road Atlas 1990" ... Rand McNally
10."50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth" ... Earthworks Group
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Wealth Without Risk" ... Charles Givens
2."Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco" ... Bryan Burrough
and John Helyar
3."Megatrends 2000" ... John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene
4."It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It" ... Robert Fulghum
5."Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street" ... Michael
M. Lewis
6."Men at Work" ... George F. Will
7."Dave Barry Turns 40" ... Dave Barry
7."You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation" ...
Deborah Tannen
8."Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child" ...
John Bradshaw
8."All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" ...
Robert Fulghum
9."Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know" ... Barbra DeAngelis
10."Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt" ... Harvey Mackay


Bryan Kornele (bkornele) Michelle wrote: "1990

Fiction
1."Oh, the Places You'll Go!" ... Dr. Seuss


I still read this one to my kids.


Jenn Wolfe Great thread and thanks for the link!

Most Popular Books for 1969

Fiction
1."Portnoy's Complaint" ... Philip Roth. Random House
2."The Godfather" ... Mario Puzo. Putnam
3."The Love Machine" ... Jacqueline Susann. Simon & Schuster
4."The Inheritors" ... Harold Robbins. Trident Press
5."The Andromeda Strain" ... Michael Crichton. Knopf
6."The Seven Minutes" ... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
7."Naked Came the Stranger" ... Penelope Ashe. Lyle Stuart
8."The Promise" ... Chaim Potok. Knopf
9."The Pretenders" ... Gwen Davis. World Publishing Co.
10."The House on the Strand" ... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language" ...
Editor-in-chief William Morris. Houghton Mifflin
2."In Someone's Shadow" ... Rod McKuen. Random House
3."The Peter Principle" ... Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hall.
Morrow
4."Between Parent and Teenager" ... Dr. Haim G. Ginott. Macmillan
5."The Graham Kerr Cookbook" ... The Galloping Gourmet. Doubleday
6."The Selling of the President, 1968" ... Joe McGinniss. Trident Press
7."Miss Craig's 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women" ...
Marjorie Craig. Random House
8."My Life and Prophecies" ... Jeane Dixon with Rene Noorbergen.
Morrow
9."Linda Goodman's Sun Signs" ... Linda Goodman. Taplinger
10."Twelve Years of Christmas" ... Rod McKuen. Random House


Tina | 55 comments Fun thread! I was born in 1964...not a great year for books.

Fiction
1."The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" ... John Le Carre. Coward-McCann
2."Candy" ...Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. Putnam
3."Herzog"...Saul Bellow. Viking Press
4."Armageddon"...Leon Uris. Doubleday

But, it was a good year for music...

1."There! I've said It Again"...Bobby Vinton
2."I Want to Hold Your Hand"...The Beatles
3."She Loves You"...The Beatles
4."Can't Buy Me Love"...The Beatles
5."Hello, Dolly!"...Louis Armstrong
6."My Guy"...Mary Wells
7."Love Me Do"...The Beatles
8."Chapel of Love"...The Dixie Cups
9."A World Without Love"...Peter and Gordon
10."I Get Around"...Beach Boys


Tina | 55 comments Daphne,

I loved Happiness is a Warm Puppy! Thanks for the memory.


Daphne (Daphne2163) | 238 comments Tina wrote: "Daphne,

I loved Happiness is a Warm Puppy! Thanks for the memory."


Tina - I found the book as a reprint about 10 years ago and bought it for my daughter. It still holds up and I still love it!


Trish (TrishaG) | 193 comments Mine is so lame I don't even want to post it:(
It makes me sad
'73 only had a couple of good things IMO


Chris (ChrisTMax) | 189 comments Mine's 1962 and it's not inspiring me either!
Fiction
1."Ship of Fools"... Katherine Anne Porter. Little, Brown
2."Dearly Beloved" ...Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Harcourt, Brace & World
3."A Shade of Difference"... Allen Drury. Doubleday
4."Youngblood Hawke"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
5."Franny and Zooey" ...J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown
6."Fail-Safe"...Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. McGrawHill
7."Seven Days in May"...Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II.
Harper & Row
8."The Prize"... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
9."The Agony and the Ecstasy"... Irving Stone. Doubleday
10. "The Reivers"... William Faulkner. Random House


Jill (Jillybeans) | 4467 comments Mine are kinda cool..... 1959

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1." Exodus"... Leon Uris. Doubleday
2."Doctor Zhivago"... Boris Pasternak. Pantheon Books
3."Hawaii" ... James Michener. Random House
4."Advise and Consent"... Allen Drury. Doubleday
5."Lady Chatterley's Lover" ... D. H. Lawrence. Grove Press
6."The Ugly American"... William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick. Norton
7."Dear and Glorious Physician"... Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday
8."Lolita"... Vladimir Nabokov. Putnam
9."Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris"... Paul Gallico. Doubleday
10. "Poor No More"... Robert Ruark. Holt
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Twixt Twelve and Twenty"... Pat Boone. Prentice-Hall
2."Folk Medicine"... D. C. Jarvis. Holt
3."For 2 Plain"... Harry Golden. World Publishing Co.
4."The Status Seekers"... Vance Packard. McKay
5."Act One"... Moss Hart. Random House
6."Charley Weaver's Letters from Mamma"...Cliff Arquette. Winston
7."Elements of Style"... William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White. Macmillan
8."The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook"... Random House
9."Only in America"... Harry Golden. World Publishing Co.
10."Mine Enemy Grows Older"... Alexander King. Simon & Schuster


Jill (Jillybeans) | 4467 comments I like the TV shows too. I am related to Red Skelton. :)

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. Wagon Train (NBC)
3. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
4. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
5. The Red Skeleton Show (CBS)
6. Father Knows Best (CBS)
7. 77 Sunset Strip (ABC)
8. The Price is Right (NBC)
9. Wanted: Dead or Alive (CBS)
10. Perry Mason (CBS)


Kimberly I'm 1990.

Most Popular Books
Fiction
1."Oh, the Places You'll Go!" ... Dr. Seuss
2."Clear and Present Danger" ... Tom Clancy
3."The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition" ... Stephen King
3."The Burden of Proof" ... Scott Turow
4."The Bourne Ultimatum" ... Robert Ludlum
5."September" ... Rosamunde Pilcher
6."Message from Nam" ... Danielle Steel
7."Memories of Midnight" ... Sidney Sheldon
7."An Inconvenient Woman" ... Dominick Dunne
8. "Devices and Desires" ... P.D. James
9."Dragon" ... Clive Cussler
9."Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fancies" ...
Jimmy Buffett
9."The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes" ... Bill Watterson
10."Road Atlas 1990" ... Rand McNally
10."50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth" ... Earthworks Group
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Wealth Without Risk" ... Charles Givens
2."Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco" ... Bryan Burrough
and John Helyar
3."Megatrends 2000" ... John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene
4."It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It" ... Robert Fulghum
5."Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street" ... Michael
M. Lewis
6."Men at Work" ... George F. Will
7."Dave Barry Turns 40" ... Dave Barry
7."You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation" ...
Deborah Tannen
8."Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child" ...
John Bradshaw
8."All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" ...
Robert Fulghum
9."Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know" ... Barbra DeAngelis
10."Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt" ... Harvey Mackay


Kathryn (26kathryn) | 34 comments 1987, my list isn't very interesting.

Fiction
1. "The Cardinal of the Kremlin" by Tom Clancy
2. "The Sands of Time" by Sidney Sheldon
3. "Zoya" by Danielle Steel
4. "The Icarus Agenda" by Robert Ludlum
5. "Alaska" by James Michener

Nonfiction
1. "The Eight-Week Cholesterol Diet" by Robert Kowalski
2. "Talking Straight" by Lee Iacocca
3. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking
4. "Trump" by Donald Trump
5. "Gracie: A Love Story" by George Burns


Emma (emma_pointon) | 14 comments Im 1979...

Fiction:
1. "The Matarese Circle" by Robert Ludlum
2. "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
3. "Overload" by Arthur Hailey
4. "Memories of Another Day" by Harold Robbins
5. "Jailbird" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Nonfiction
1. Aunt Erma's Cope Book by Erma Bombeck
2. The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet by Herman Tarnower
3. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years by Howard Ruff
4. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin
5. The Pritiken Program for Diet and Exercise by Nathan Pritiken

Havent read any although Sophie's choice is on the work bookswap pile so will grab that to read in the next week or so :)... and really the Pritken diet? isnt there some french diet that is all the fad now that sounds like that? I don't care for diet books!


Trish (TrishaG) | 193 comments Jill wrote: "Mine are kinda cool..... 1959

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1." Exodus"... Leon Uris. Doubleday
2."Doctor Zhivago"... Boris Pasternak. Pantheon Books
3."Hawaii" ... James Michener. Random Hou..."


Yours are cool Jill! It's interesting to see the changes & trends throughout the years.
Thanks for sharing this, Bryan!


Mary:   Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 166 comments Here's for 1970. I have no real interest in reading any of these.

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1."Love Story" ... Erich Segal. Harper & Row
2."The French Lieutenant's Woman" ... John Fowles. Little, Brown
3."Islands in the Stream" ... Ernest Hemingway. Scribner
4."The Crystal Cave" ... Mary Stewart. Morrow
5."Great Lion of God" ... Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday
6."QB VII" ... Leon Uris. Doubleday
7."The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight" ... Jimmy Breslin. Viking Press
8."The Secret Woman" ... Victoria Holt. Doubleday
9."Travels with My Aunt" ... Graham Greene. Viking Press
10."Rich Man, Poor Man" ... Irwin Shaw. Delacorte Press


Sterlingcindysu Jill wrote: "Mine are kinda cool..... 1959

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1." Exodus"... Leon Uris. Doubleday
2."Doctor Zhivago"... Boris Pasternak. Pantheon Books
3."Hawaii" ... James Michener. Random Hou..."


I'm 1959 too! And I've read

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico

My mother must have subscribed to the Reader's Digest condensed books club and one summer I plowed through them. It's a cute little story, so I'm surprised it made the top ten list! Maybe because after those longer works (Hawaii, Exodus) they wanted something short and light!


Jill (Jillybeans) | 4467 comments Oh Mary, Love Story and Rich Man, Poor Man are absolutely excellent!


Susan | 224 comments Jill wrote: "Oh Mary, Love Story and Rich Man, Poor Man are absolutely excellent!"

I am going to have to absolutely agree with this. Great books!


Maggie | 862 comments I think I win for the "oldest" dinosaur on the block:

1951:

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1."From Here to Eternity" ...James Jones. Scribner
2."The Caine Mutiny"...Herman Wouk. Doubleday
3."Moses"... Sholem Asch. Putnam
4."The Cardinal"...Henry Morton Robinson. Simon & Schuster
5."A Woman Called Fancy"...Frank Yerby. Dial Press
6."The Cruel Sea"...Nicholas Monsarrat. Knopf
7."Melville Goodwin, U.S.A." ...John P. Marquand. Little, Brown
8."Return to Paradise"... James A. Michener. Random House
9."The Foundling"...Cardinal Spellman. Scribner
10. "The Wanderer"...Mika Waltari. Putnam
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Look Younger, Live Longer"...Gayelord Hauser. Farrar, Straus & Young
2."Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book"... McGraw-Hill
3."Washington Confidential"... Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer. Crown
4."Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book"... Meredith
5."Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book "...Meredith
6."The Sea Around Us"...Rachel L. Carson. Oxford University Press
7."Thorndike-Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary"... ed. by
Clarence L. Barnhart. Doubleday
8."Pogo"...Walt Kelly. Simon & Schuster
9."Kon-Tiki"...Thor Heyerdahl. Rand McNally
10. "The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album"... Harper


I've read 3 - all fiction. In fact, The Caine Mutiny continues to be one of my favorites of all time.


Lilo1 Gurule (goodreadscomlilo1) | 8 comments im 1989

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1. "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
2. "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
3. "While My Pretty One Sleeps" by Mary Higgins Clark
4. "The Russia House" by John Le Carre
5. "Star" by Danielle Steele

Nonfiction
1. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking
2. "All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
by Robert Fulghum
3. "Wealth Without Risk" by Charles Givens
4. "The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure" Revised Edition
by Robert Kowalski
5 "The T-Factor Diet" by Martin Katahn


Jill, i liked the tv shows better too!x)

1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. A Different World (NBC)
5. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
6. The Golden Girls (NBC)
7. 60 Minutes (CBS)
8. The Wonder Years (ABC)
9. Empty Nest (NBC)
10. Monday Night Football (ABC)


LynnB Maggie wrote: "I think I win for the "oldest" dinosaur on the block: ..."

Ha! I'm the same year, I didn't post mine because I figured I'd be the oldest too...and there isn't much in the way of good books on the list, either!


Linda Maggie, just wanted you to know you are not alone as "oldest dinosaur". I was born in 1951 too, so thanks for posting that one.


Taylor Moore (dtaymoore) | 62 comments I was kind of curious about this, so I looked up 1991:
Fiction
1."The Arrangement"... Elia Kazan. Stein & Day
2-3."The Confessions of Nat Turner" ...William Styron. Random House
2-3."The Chosen"... Chaim Potok. Simon & Schuster
4."Topaz"...Leon Uris. McGraw-Hill
5."Christy"...Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
6."The Eighth Day"...Thornton Wilder. Harper & Row
7."Rosemary's Baby"...Ira Levin. Random House
8."The Plot"...Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
9."The Gabriel Hounds"...Mary Stewart. Morrow
10. "The Exhibitionist"...Henry Sutton. Bernard Geis
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Death of a President,"... William Manchester. Harper & Row
2."Misery Is a Blind Date" ...Johnny Carson. Doubleday
3."Games People Play"... Eric Berne, M.D. Grove Press
4."Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows"... Rod McKuen. Random House
5."A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church"... Father James
Kavanaugh. Trident Press
6."Everything but Money"... Sam Levenson. Simon & Schuster
7."Our Crowd"...Stephen Birmingham. Hai-per & Row
8-9-10."Edgar Cayce-The Sleeping Prophet"...Jess Stearn. Doubleday
8-9-10."Better Homes and Gardens Favorite Ways with Chicken"...
Meredith Press
8-9-10."Phyllis Diller's Marriage Manual"...Phyllis Diller. Doubleday

I feel a wee bit pathetic; I only heard of Rosemary's Baby, and I never even read it =/


Dara S. (dara85) | 91 comments Taylor wrote: "I was kind of curious about this, so I looked up 1991:
Fiction
1."The Arrangement"... Elia Kazan. Stein & Day
2-3."The Confessions of Nat Turner" ...William Styron. Random House
2-3."The Chosen"......"


I don't know if they are your cup of tea, but Christy and The Chosen are both wonderful books.


message 34: by Diane D. (last edited Aug 13, 2010 11:25AM) (new)

Diane D. I think I am the third oldest dinosaur:

1957
Most Popular Books
LOOK! Peyton Place :))

Fiction
1 ." By Love Possessed"... James Gould Cozzens & Harcourt, Brace
2." Peyton Place" ...Grace Metalious. Messner
3."Compulsion" ...Meyer Levin. Simon & Schuster
4."Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"... Max Shulman. Doubleday
5. "Blue Camellia"...Frances Parkinson Keyes. Messner
6. "Eloise in Paris"...Kay Thompson. Simon & Schuster
7." The Scapegoat"... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
8. "On the Beach"... Nevil Shute. Morrow
9. "Below the Salt"... Thomas B. Costain, Doubleday
10."Atlas Shrugged"... Ayn Rand. Random House
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1. "Kids Say the Darndest Things!"... Art Linkletter. PrenticeHall
2. "The FBI Story"... Don Whitehead. Random House
3. "Stay Alive All Your Life"...Norman Vincent Peale. PrenticeHall
4."To Live Again"... Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
5."Better Homes and Gardens Flower Arranging."... Meredith
6."Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing"...Robert Paul
Smith. Norton
7."Baruch: My Own Story"... Bernard M. Baruch. Holt
8."Please Don't Eat the Daisies"... Jean Kerr. Doubleday
9."The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places"... American
Heritage Publishing Co. and Simon & Schuster
10. "The Day Christ Died,"... Jim Bishop


message 35: by Donna, Moderator (new)

Donna (DonnaSafford) | 1252 comments Mod
This really is a neat thread. I am 1956.
Most Popular Books

Fiction
1." Don't Go Near the Water"... William Brinkley. Random House
2."The Last Hurrah"... Edwin O'Connor. Little, Brown
3."Peyton Place"... Grace Metalious. Messner
4."Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Press
5."Eloise"... Kay Thompson. Simon & Schuster
6."Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.
7."A Certain Smile"... Francoise Sagan. Dutton
8."The Tribe That Lost Its Head"... Nicholas Monsarrat. Sloane
9."The Mandarins"... Simone de Beauvoir. World Publishing Co.
10. "Boon Island"... Kenneth Roberts. Doubleday
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Nonfiction
1."Arthritis and Common Sense. Revised Edition, by Dan Dale
Alexander. Witkower Press
2."Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language.
Concise Edition"... edited by David B. Guralnik. World Publishing Co.
3."Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book". Revised and Enlarged Second
Edition. McGraw-Hill
4."Etiquette"... Frances Benton. Random House
5."Better Homes and Gardens Barbecue Book"... Meredith
6."The Search for Bridey Murphy"... Morey Bernstein. Doubleday
7."Love or Perish"... Smiley Blanton, M.D. Simon & Schuster
8."Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book". Meredith
9."How To Live 365 Days a Year"... John A. Schindler. PrenticeHall
10. "The Nun's Story"... Kathryn Hulme. Little, Brown


Kristi (KristiCasey) | 660 comments That was completely fun! Thanks for the link. I like that it also shows movies, sports, news, TV shows, etc.


Melissa W (melissawiebe80) I'm 1980

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1. "The Covenant" by James Michener
2. "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum
3. "Rage of Angels" by Sidney Sheldon
4. "Princess Daisy" by Judith Krantz
5. "Firestarter" by Stephen King

Nonfiction
1. "Crisis Investing" by Douglas Casey
2. "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan;
3. "Free to Choose" by Milton & Rose Friedman
4. "Anatomy of an Illness" by Norman Cousins
5. "Thy Neighbor's Wife" by Gay Talesee Pritiken Program for Diet and Exercise by Nathan Pritiken


Diane D. OMG - I so remember Princess Daisy and Rage of Angels. Read 'em both 30 years ago!!


Kristine (KristineKae) | 617 comments Most Popular Books The year 1964 eeeeek

Fiction
1."The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" ... John Le Carre. Coward-McCann
2."Candy" ...Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. Putnam
3."Herzog"...Saul Bellow. Viking Press
4."Armageddon"...Leon Uris. Doubleday
5."The Man"...Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
6."The Rector of Justin"...Louis Auchincloss. Houghton Mifflin
7."The Martyred"... Richard E. Kim. Braziller
8."You Only Live Twice"...Ian Fleming. New American Library
9."This Rough Magic" ...Mary Stewart. Morrow
10."Convention"...Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey, H. Harper & Row


Kristine (KristineKae) | 617 comments Mary wrote: "Here's for 1970. I have no real interest in reading any of these.

Most Popular Books

Fiction
1."Love Story" ... Erich Segal. Harper & Row
2."The French Lieutenant's Woman" ... John Fowles..."


I remember a lot of these, mostly because many were made into movies or mini series....


Tanya | 8 comments Most popular books of 1976 (at least based on history centrail.com) I've read 2... Guess I should catch up!!

Fiction:
1. "Trinity" by Leon Uris
2. "Sleeping Murder" by Agatha Christie
3. "Dolores" by Jacqueline Susann
4. "The Deep" by Peter Benchley
5. "1876" by Gore Vidal

Nonfiction
1. "The Final Days" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
2. "Roots" by Alex Haley
3. "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne Dyer;
4. "Passages" by Gail Sheehy
5. "Bom Again" by Charles Colson


Becky (BeckyMurr) We did a challenge in another book group I am in, we read 2 books from the year we were born,I loved seeing the list. I read one & still have the other here to read.


Tanya | 8 comments Becky wrote: "We did a challenge in another book group I am in, we read 2 books from the year we were born,I loved seeing the list. I read one & still have the other here to read." Thats not a bad idea @ all... I might try it after I read the synopsis for the books that came out the year I was born...


Jill (Jillybeans) | 4467 comments oh! Roots is amazing!!!! Have you read it?


Rosemary | 28 comments Here are some popular books from 1955:
Fiction
1." Marjorie Morningstar"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
2."Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Pres
3."Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.
4."Bonjour Tristesse"... Francoise Sagan. Dutton
5."The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit... Sloan Wilson. Simon & Schuster
6."Something of Value"... Robert Ruark. Doubleday
7."Not As a Stranger"... Morton Thompson. Scribner
8."No Time for Sergeants"...Mac Hyman. Random House
9."The Tontine"... Thomas B. Costain. Doubleday
10. "Ten North Frederick"... John O'Hara. Random House
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Nonfiction
1." Gift from the Sea"... Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Pantheon Books
2."The Power of Positive Thinking"... Norman Vincent Peale.
Prentice-Hall
3."The Family of Man" ... Edward Steichen. Simon & Schuster and
Maco Magazine Corp.
4."A Man Called Peter"... Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
5."How to Live 365 Days a Year"... John A. Schindler. PrenticeHall
6."Better Homes and Gardens Diet Book". ...Meredith
7."The Secret of Happiness"... Billy Graham. Doubleday
8."Why Johnny Can't Read"... Rudolf Flesch. Harper
9."Inside Africa"... John Gunther. Harper
10. "Year of Decisions"... Harry S. Truman. Doubleday

I've read two, Marjorie Morningstar and Auntie Mame.


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Asia | 14 comments Interesting... 1980

Fiction
1. "The Covenant" by James Michener
2. "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum
3. "Rage of Angels" by Sidney Sheldon
4. "Princess Daisy" by Judith Krantz
5. "Firestarter" by Stephen King

Nonfiction
1. "Crisis Investing" by Douglas Casey
2. "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan;
3. "Free to Choose" by Milton & Rose Friedman
4. "Anatomy of an Illness" by Norman Cousins
5. "Thy Neighbor's Wife" by Gay Talesee Pritiken Program for Diet and Exercise by Nathan Pritiken

I have read none of these, and only one is on my To Read shelf. Hmmm


Becky (BeckyMurr) This is a longer list from right here on GR, just change the year to yours...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/popular...


Becky (BeckyMurr) For my year 1957, I read On the Beach
On the Beach by Nevil Shute, very good...

The other book I picked but have not read ...yet...is Dandelion Wine  With a new introduction by the author by Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine: With a new introduction by the author


Tina | 7 comments Susan wrote: "I am 1955:

Fiction
1." Marjorie Morningstar"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
2."Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Pres
3."Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.
4."Bonjour Tris..."



Tina | 7 comments HI I havent thought about Marjorie Morningstar in a long time. I loved that book, I was born 1950. I can remember reading this and think back what a great time of my life that was. I also loved the movie did you see the movie.


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