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Best Books of 1970

Books first published in 1970, Fiction & Non-Fiction,
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4.10 avg rating — 211,323 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 57,152 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 4,694 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 23,015 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 20,955 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 479,653 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 51,700 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 1,012 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 6,841 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 54,690 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 18,122 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 1,453 ratings
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21

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4.26 avg rating — 14,822 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 1,533 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 89,103 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 114,050 ratings
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25

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3.70 avg rating — 6,617 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 814 ratings
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28

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3.59 avg rating — 54 ratings
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3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings
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31

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3.25 avg rating — 53 ratings
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33

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3.82 avg rating — 2,875 ratings
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34

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3.70 avg rating — 676 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 3,631 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 5,650 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 29,385 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 6,618 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 3,856 ratings
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41

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3.80 avg rating — 417 ratings
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43

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4.09 avg rating — 73,973 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 133 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 14,630 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 1,623 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 426 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 319 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 519 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,797 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 3,089 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 642 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 8,591 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 2,405 ratings
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2.89 avg rating — 11,021 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 2,274 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 310 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 9,283 ratings
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3.19 avg rating — 4,225 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 2,615 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 509 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 4,281 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 389 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 255 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 7,223 ratings
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128 books · 65 voters · list created September 12th, 2011 by deleted user.
Tags: 1970, best
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie There are 2 versions of 84 Charing Cross road on this list

:O)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Bettie wrote: "There are 2 versions of 84 Charing Cross road on this list

:O)"


Combined! :)

(There are also a few books on the list that weren't actually first published in 1970 ...)


message 3: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Themis-Athena wrote: "Bettie wrote: "There are 2 versions of 84 Charing Cross road on this list

:O)"

Combined! :)

(There are also a few books on the list that weren't actually first published in 1970 ...)"


I didn't check that. Knock them off, however if you have a 'real' year for them could you advise so (if any are my votes) I can adjust my shelves.

Ta!

Keep up the good work


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Sep 16, 2011 06:33AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Likewise! :)

(Deleted: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - originally published as "Red Alert" in 1958, The Winds of War - 1971, Master and Commander - 1969, Fire from Heaven - likewise 1969, Being There - 1971 and The Antagonists - also 1971)

ETA: Also - wasn't Feinstein's The Circle first published in 1973? I'm not entirely sure, however, so will happily cede to better knowledge!


message 5: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards I added all of the novels longlisted for the 'Lost' Man Booker Prize for 1970 last year, and The Circle was one of them, so I think 1973 is just the date of that edition? Master and Commander and Fire from Heaven were also on the list, but seem to have been published earlier in the US.


message 6: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Sep 16, 2011 10:12AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Publication dates frequently varied back then, yes (not only U.S./UK but also vis-à-vis other countries) -- and both Master and Commander and Fire from Heaven were published in the U.S. a year earlier than in the UK.


message 7: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (#32) was first published in 1969, according to GR.


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