The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1983

By December 13, 2019 Discussion and Recommendations

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re into a new decade and today we’re bringing you the bestselling books of 1983!

1983 saw the final episode of the much loved MASH air in the USA, while 100 million viewers tuned into The Day After, a movie about nuclear war. Needless to say the Cold War loomed heavily and fear was running high. Ronald Regan was president of the United States, and in the UK the world’s greatest robbery took place as £26 million worth of gold, diamonds and cash was stolen from a warehouse in Heathrow.

Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1983, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.

Return of the Jedi – James Khan

Buy

Poland – James Michener

Buy

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

Buy

The Little Drummer Girl – John le Carre

Buy

Christine – Stephen King

Buy

Changes – Danielle Steel

Buy

The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

Buy

White Gold Wielder – Stephen R. Donaldson

Buy

Hollywood Wives – Jackie Collins

Buy

Lonesome Gods – Louis L’Amour

Buy

1983 also saw the release of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1984, coming soon!

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

Leave your vote

Leave a Reply

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.