Best Books of 1981

The best books published during 1981.

See best of year lists for other years:
1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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131 books · 103 voters · list created June 26th, 2008 by deleted user.
Tags: 1981, best, date, period, time
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message 1: by Reese (last edited Jul 22, 2011 09:35AM) (new)

Reese I wanted to add / vote for RABBIT IS RICH, but GR has made it a 1980 publication. I can find no source (including my own copy of the original hardcover edition) that doesn't identify its year of publication as 1981.


message 2: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jul 22, 2011 10:10AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Agreed. I'll change it.

ETA: Should now be addable.


message 3: by Reese (new)

Reese Thank you. I appreciate your help.


message 5: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Henrichs Midnight's Children was published in 1980


message 6: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Deleted Fatal Vision, published in 1983.


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