We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and we’re into the 1970s as today we cover the bestselling fiction of 1977.
1977 was a bit of a year of contradictions, as the old world and new world crashed. It was modern enough for Star Wars to hit the cinemas and for the Apple II computers to go on sale, but in France the last person was killed by Guillotine. Elvis Presley died on stage, aged 42. In the UK the Silver Jubilee celebrations took place, marking 25 years since the Queen’s coronation.
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1977, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.