The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1970

By September 8, 2019 Discussion and Recommendations

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and today we’re just past the halfway point of this series as we rest at 1970.

In 1970, Concorde’s first supersonic flight took place, and the Jumbo Jet goes into service as air travel really ‘takes off’. In the US and the UK the voting age was lowered to 18, and the Beatles disbanded, breaking many a young heart.

Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1970, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.

Love Story – Erich Segal

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The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles

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Island in the Stream – Ernest Hemingway

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The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart

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Great Lion of God – Taylor Caldwell

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QB VII – Leon Uris

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The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight – Jimmy Breslin

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The Secret Woman – Victoria Holt

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Travels With My Aunt – Graham Greene

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Rich Man, Poor Man – Irwin Shaw

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1970 also saw the release of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1971, coming soon!

If you’d like to see all the lists so far, try this search

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