Best Books of 1980

The best books published in 1980.

See best of year lists for other years:
1981, 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, 2018, 2019
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258 books · 172 voters · list created June 22nd, 2008 by deleted user.
Tags: 1980, best
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Phillip 4741 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3263 books
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Loren 459 books
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Ashley 4640 books
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Comments Showing 1-8 of 8 (8 new)

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message 1: by Ben (new)

Ben Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie, was published in 1981, not 1980. Can someone remove it?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You're quite right, and I removed it.


message 3: by Angie (new)

Angie Midnight's Children still shows up on this list for me.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Original publication date is now in 1980 (WorldCat seems to back this up).


message 5: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human Lies My Teacher Told Me removed. Original publication date is 1995.


message 6: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Death of Artemio Cruz was first published in 1962, it should probably be removed.


Kadijah Michelle I remove Death of Artemio Cruz.


message 8: by Emma (new)

Emma Sloan Removed Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, was published in 1981.


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