NY Times #1 Bestseller – Fiction

The books on this list all held the #1 position for fiction on the New York Time Besteller List during the 70’s. Although The Godfather, by Mario Puzo, gave up it’s position at #1 on February 8, 1970, it continued to stay on the charts and remained influential throughout the 70’s and beyond.


godfather.jpg The Godfather by Mario Puzo


french_lieutenants_woman.jpg The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

love_story.jpg Love Story by Erich Segal


qb_vii.jpg QB VII by Leon Uris

passions_of_the_mind.jpg The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone

exorcist.jpg The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

day_of_the_jackal.jpg The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

wheels.jpg Wheels by Arthur Hailey


winds_of_war.jpg The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

word.jpg The Word by Irving Wallace

johnthan_livingston_seagull.jpg Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach


odessa_file.jpg The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

once_is_not_enough.jpg Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

breakfast_of_champions.jpg Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

hollow_hills.jpg The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

honorary_consul.jpg The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

burr.jpg Burr by Gore Vidal


watership_down.jpg Watership Down by Richard Adams

tinker_tailor_soldier_spy.jpg Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

centennial.jpg Centennial by James Michener


moneychangers.jpg The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

looking_for_mr_goodbar.jpg Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

ragtime.jpg Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

curtain_poiots_last_case.jpg Curtain by Agatha Christie


1876.jpg 1876 by Gore Vidal

trinity.jpg Trinity by Leon Uris

sleeping_murder.jpg Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie


olivers_story.jpg Oliver’s Story by Erich Segal

falconer.jpg Falconer by John Cheever

thorn_birds.jpg The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

silmarillion.jpg Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkein


bloodline.jpg Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

scruples.jpg Scruples by Judith Krantz

holcroft_covenant.jpg The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

chesapeake_pb.jpg Chesapeake by James Michener

war_and_remembrance.jpg War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk


overload.jpg Overload by Arthur Hailey

matarese_circle.jpg The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

good_as_gold.jpg Good as Gold by Joseph Heller

sophies_choice.jpg Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

last_enchantment.jpg The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

jailbird.jpg Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

dead_zone.jpg The Dead Zone by Stephen King

establishment.jpg The Establishment by Howard Fast

triple.jpg Triple by Ken Follett

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