Bestselling Books from 1939 to 2014


1939 The Grapes of Wrath by Jon Steinbeck
1940 How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
1941 The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin
1942 The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel
1943 The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
1944 Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith
1945 Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
1946 The King's General by Daphne du Maurier
1947 The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
1948 The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
1949 The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
1950 The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
1951 From Here to Eternity by James Jones
1952 The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
1953 The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
1954 Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson
1955 Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
1956 Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkley
1957 By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens
1958 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
1959 Exodus by Leon Uris
1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
1961 The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
1962 Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
1963 The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West
1964 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
1965 The Source by James A. Michener
1966 Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
1967 The Arrangement by Elia Kazan
1968 Airport by Arthur Hailey
1969 Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
1970 Love Story by Erich Segal
1971 Wheels by Arthur Hailey
1972 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
1974 Centennial by James A. Michener
1975 Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
1976 Trinity by Leon Uris
1977 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
1978 Chesapeake by James A. Michener
1979 The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum
1980 The Covenant by James A. Michener
1981 Noble House by James Clavell
1982 E.T., The Extraterrestrial by William Kotzwinkle
1983 Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
1984 The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
1985 The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
1986 It by Stephen King
1987 The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
1988 The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
1989 Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
1990 The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
1991 Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
1992 Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
1993 The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
1994 The Chamber by John Grisham
1995 The Rainmaker by John Grisham
1996 The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
1997 The Partner by John Grisham
1998 The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
1999 The Testament by John Grisham
2000 The Brethren by John Grisham
2001 Desecration by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye
2002 The Summons by John Grisham
2003 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
2004 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
2005 The Broker by John Grisham
2006 For One More Day by Mitch Albom
2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2008 The Appeal by John Grisham
2009 The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2010 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
2011 The Litigators by John Grisham
2012 Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
2013 Inferno by Dan Brown

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