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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1980's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1980 through 1989. 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 80'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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    ...And Ladies of the Club

    Year in the Top Ten: 1984
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    2010: Odyssey Two

    Arthur C. Clarke More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1982
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    John le Carré More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1986
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    James A. Michener More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1988
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    AN INDECENT OBSESSION

    Colleen McCullough More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1981
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    John Jakes More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1989
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    James A. Michener More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1989
  8. 8

    Changes

    Danielle Steel More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1983
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    Stephen King More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1983
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    Tom Clancy More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1989
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    Carl Sagan More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1985
  12. 12
    Stephen King More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1981
  13. 13

    Daddy

    Danielle Steel More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1989
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    Stephen King More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1982
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    E.T., The Extraterrestrial

    Year in the Top Ten: 1982
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    Family Album

    Danielle Steel More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1985
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    Fine Things

    Danielle Steel More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1987
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    Stephen King More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1980
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    Full circle

    Danielle Steel More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1984
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    Goodbye, Janette

    Harold Robbins More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1981
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    Martin Cruz Smith More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1981
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    John Jakes More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1987
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    Hollywood Husbands

    Jackie Collins More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1986
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    Jackie Collins More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1983
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    I'll Take Manhattan

    Judith Krantz More
    Year in the Top Ten: 1986

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