Taken Rank Title Author

1970: Fiction

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

1971: Fiction

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

1972: Fiction

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

1973: Fiction

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

1974: Fiction

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

1975: Fiction

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

1976: Fiction

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

1977: Fiction

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

1978: Fiction

View Entry 1 Chesapeake Michener, James A.
2 War and Remembrance Wouk, Herman
View Entry 3 Fools Die Puzo, Mario
4 Bloodlines Sheldon, Sidney
View Entry 5 Scruples Krantz, Judith
6 Evergreen Plain, Belva
View Entry 7 Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Bach, Richard
8 The Holcroft Covenant Ludlum, Robert
9 Second Generation Fast, Howard
View Entry 10 Eye of the Needle Follett, Ken
View Entry 11 The Human Factor Greene, Graham
12 The Far Pavilions Kaye, M.M.
13 Prelude to Terror MacInnes, Helen
View Entry 14 The World According to Garp Irving, John
15 Whistle Jones, James

1979: Fiction

1 The Matarese Circle Ludlum, Robert
View Entry 2 Sophie's Choice Styron, William
3 Overload Hailey, Arthur
View Entry 4 Memories of Another Day Robbins, Harold
View Entry 5 Jailbird Vonnegut, Kurt
6 The Dead Zone King, Stephen
View Entry 7 The Last Enchantment Stewart, Mary
8 The Establishment Fast, Howard
9 The Third World War: August 1985 Hackett, Gen. Sir John, et al.
10 Smiley's People Le Carre, John
11 Triple Follett, Ken
12 Good as Gold Heller, Joseph
13 There's No Such Place as Far Away Bach, Richard
14 The Island Benchley, Peter
View Entry 15 Hanta Yo Hill, Ruth Beebe
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