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elcome to the Super Seventies Bookstore, where you can reexperience many of those fine Seventies literary classics. Here you'll find the Top 10 bestsellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories for each year from 1970 through 1979. Rankings are according to Publishers Weekly and are based on publishers' reports of copies shipped and billed, not merely on net sales figures.

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1970

Fiction

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

Love Story

Non-Fiction

  1. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex but Were Afraid To Ask, David Reuben, M.D.
  2. The New English Bible
  3. The Sensuous Woman, "J"
  4. Better Homes and Gardens Fondue and Tabletop Cooking
  5. Up the Organization, Robert Townsend
  6. Ball Four, Jim Bouton
  7. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, William Morris
  8. Body Language, Julius Fast
  9. In Someone's Shadow, Rod McKuen
  10. Caught in the Quiet, Rod McKuen

1971

Fiction

  1. Wheels, Arthur Hailey
  2. The Exorcist, William P. Blatty
  3. The Passions of the Mind, Irving Stone
  4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  5. The Betsy, Harold Robbins
  6. Message from Malaga, Helen MacInnes
  7. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
  8. The Drifters, James A. Michener
  9. The Other, Thomas Tryon
  10. Rabbit Redux, John Updike

The Exorcist

Non-Fiction

  1. The Sensuous Man, "M"
  2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
  3. Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book
  4. I'm OK, You're OK, Thomas Harris
  5. Any Woman Can!, David Reuben, M.D.
  6. Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer
  7. Eleanor and Franklin, Joseph P. Lash
  8. Wunnerful, Wunnerful!, Lawrence Welk
  9. Honor Thy Father, Gay Talese
  10. Fields of Wonder, Rod McKuen

1972

Fiction

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  2. August, 1914, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  3. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  5. The Word: A Novel, Irving Wallace
  6. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
  7. Captains and the Kings, Taylor Caldwell
  8. Two from Galilee, Marjorie Holmes
  9. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
  10. Semi-Tough, Dan Jenkins

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Non-Fiction

  1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor
  2. I'm OK, You're OK, Thomas Harris
  3. Open Marriage, Nena and George O'Neill
  4. Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman
  5. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
  6. Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book
  7. The Peter Prescription, Laurence J. Peter
  8. A World Beyond, Ruth Montgomery
  9. Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda
  10. Better Homes and Gardens Low-Calorie Desserts

1973

Fiction

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  2. Once Is Not Enough, Jacqueline Susann
  3. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
  4. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  5. Burr: A Novel, Gore Vidal
  6. The Hollow Hills, Mary Stewart
  7. Evening in Byzantium, Irwin Shaw
  8. The Matlock Paper, Robert Ludlum
  9. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing, Paul E. Erdman
  10. The Honorary Consul: A Novel, Graham Greene

Once Is Not Enough

Non-Fiction

  1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor
  2. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
  3. I'm OK, You're OK, Thomas Harris
  4. The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
  5. Weight Watchers Program Cookbook, Jean Nidetch
  6. How To Be Your Own Best Friend, Mildred Newman, et al.
  7. The Art of Walt Disney, Christopher Finch
  8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook
  9. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistar Cooke
  10. Sybil, Flora R. Schreiber

1974

Fiction

  1. Centennial, James A. Michener
  2. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  3. Jaws, Peter Benchley
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carre
  5. Something Happened, Joseph Heller
  6. The Dogs of War, Frederick Forsyth
  7. The Pirate, Harold J. Robbins
  8. I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven
  9. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, John H. Watson, M.D.
  10. The Fan Club, Irving Wallace

Centennial

Non-Fiction

  1. The Total Woman, Marabel Morgan
  2. All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  3. I'm OK, You're OK, Thomas Harris
  4. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry Truman, Merle Miller
  5. More Joy: A Companion to The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
  6. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistar Cooke
  7. Tales of Power, Carlos A. Castaneda
  8. You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, James Herriot
  9. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J.M. Valentine
  10. The Memory Book, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas



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1975

Fiction

  1. Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
  2. The Moneychangers, Arthur Hailey
  3. Curtain, Agatha Christie
  4. Looking for Mister Goodbar, Judith Rossner
  5. The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh
  6. The Eagle Has Landed, Jack Higgins
  7. The Greek Treasure, Irving Stone
  8. The Great Train Robbery, Michael Crichton
  9. Shogun, James Clavell
  10. Humbolt's Gift, Saul Bellow

Ragtime

Non-Fiction

  1. Angels: God's Secret Agents, Billy Graham
  2. Winning Through Intimidation, Robert Ringer
  3. TM: Discovering Energy and Overcoming Stress, H.H. Bloomfield
  4. The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski
  5. Sylvia Porter's Money Book, Sylvia Porter
  6. Total Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week, Laurence E. Morehouse
  7. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J.M. Valentine
  8. The Save-Your-Life Diet, David Reuben
  9. Bring on the Empty Horses, David Niven
  10. Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon

1976

Fiction

  1. Trinity, Leon Uris
  2. Sleeping Murder, Agatha Christie
  3. Delores, Jacqueline Susann
  4. Storm Warning, Jack Higgins
  5. The Deep, Peter Benchley
  6. 1876, Gore Vidal
  7. Slapstick: or, Lonesome No More!, Kurt Vonnegut
  8. The Lonely Lady, Harold Robbins
  9. Touch Not the Cat, Mary Stewart
  10. A Stranger in the Mirror, Sidney Sheldon

Trinity

Non-Fiction

  1. The Final Days, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
  2. Roots, Alex Haley
  3. Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne H. Dyer
  4. Passages: The Predictable Crisis of Adult Life, Gail Sheehy
  5. Born Again, Charles W. Colson
  6. The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Erma Bombeck
  7. Angels: God's Secret Agents, Billy Graham
  8. Blind Ambition: The White House Years, John Dean
  9. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality, Shere Hite
  10. The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate, Leon Jaworksi

1977

Fiction

  1. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkein; Christopher Tolkein
  2. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
  3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
  4. The Honourable Schoolboy, John Le Carre
  5. Oliver's Story, Erich Segal
  6. Dreams Die First, Harold Robbins
  7. Beggerman, Thief, Irwin Shaw
  8. How To Save Your Own Life, Erica Jong
  9. Delta of Venus: Erotica, Anais Nin
  10. Daniel Martin, John Fowles

The Silmarillion

Non-Fiction

  1. Roots, Alex Haley
  2. Looking Out for #1, Robert Ringer
  3. All Things Wise and Wonderful, James Herriot
  4. Your Erroneous Zones, Dr. Wayne H. Dyer
  5. The Book of Lists, David Wallechinsky, Irving and Amy Wallace
  6. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway, Charles Paul Conn
  7. The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan
  8. The Second Ring of Power, Carlos Castaneda
  9. The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Erma Bombeck
  10. The Amityville Horror, Jay Anson

1978

Fiction

  1. Chesapeake, James A. Michener
  2. War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk
  3. Fools Die, Mario Puzo
  4. Bloodline, Sidney Sheldon
  5. Scruples, Judith Krantz
  6. Evergreen, Belva Plain
  7. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
  8. The Holcroft Covenant, Robert Ludlum
  9. Second Generation, Howard Fast
  10. Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett

Chesapeake

Non-Fiction

  1. If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries -- What Am I Doing in the Pits?, Erma Bombeck
  2. Gnomes, Wil Huygen and Rien Pootvliet
  3. The Complete Book of Running, James Fixx
  4. Mommie Dearest, Christina Crawford
  5. Pulling Your Own Strings, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  6. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon
  7. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, Barbara Tuchman
  8. Faeries, Brian Froud and Alan Lee
  9. In Search of History: A Personal Adventure, Theodore H. White
  10. The Muppet Show Book, Tudor Banus, Jim Henson

1979

Fiction

  1. The Matarese Circle, Robert Ludlum
  2. Sophie's Choice, William Styron
  3. Overload, Arthur Hailey
  4. Memories of Another Day, Harold Robbins
  5. Jailbird, Kurt Vonnegut
  6. The Dead Zone, Stephen King
  7. The Last Enchantment, Mary Stewart
  8. Establishment, Howard Melvin Fast
  9. The Third World War: August 1985, Gen. Sir John Hackett, et al.
  10. Smiley's People, John Le Carre

The Matarese Circle

Non-Fiction

  1. Aunt Erma's Cope Book, Erma Bombeck
  2. The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet, Herman Tarnower, M.D.
  3. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years, Howard J. Ruff
  4. Cruel Shoes, Steve Martin
  5. The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise, Nathan Pritikin
  6. White House Years, Henry Kissinger
  7. Lauren Bacall By Myself, Lauren Bacall
  8. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong
  9. Restoring the American Dream, Robert J. Ringer
  10. The Winner's Circle, Charles Paul Conn

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