Best Selling Novels of the 1970's Books

Best Selling Novels of the 1970's

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1970's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1970 through 1979. All types of novels have been included and each of them has made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 70's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre). This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time.
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Rank   Name
  1. 1
    Gore Vidal More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1976
  2. 2
    Sidney Sheldon More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1976
  3. 3
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1972
  4. 4

    Beggarman, Thief

    Irwin Shaw More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1977
  5. 5
    Sidney Sheldon More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1978
  6. 6
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1973
  7. 7
    Gore Vidal More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1973
  8. 8
    Taylor Caldwell More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1972
  9. 9

    Centennial

    James A. Michener More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1974
  10. 10
    James A. Michener More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1978
  11. 11
    Agatha Christie More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1975
  12. 12
    John Fowles More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1977
  13. 13
    Anaïs Nin More
  14. 14

    Dolores

    Jacqueline Susann More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1976
  15. 15

    Dreams die first

    Harold Robbins More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1977
  16. 16

    Evening in Byzantium

    Irwin Shaw More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1973
  17. 17
    Belva Plain More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1978
  18. 18
    Ken Follett More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1978
  19. 19
    Mario Puzo More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1978
  20. 20

    Great lion of God

    Taylor Caldwell More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1970
  21. 21
    Erica Jong More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1977
  22. 22
    Saul Bellow More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1975
  23. 23
    Margaret Craven More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1974
  24. 24

    Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

    Years in the Top Ten: 1977, 1978
  25. 25

    Islands in the Stream

    Ernest Hemingway More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1970

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