We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re more than half way through the 80s now and today we’re bringing you the bestselling books of 1986!
Dominating the news in 1986 was the biggest nuclear disaster the world had ever seen as Chernobyl Power Station exploded. Other smaller stories happened too, and in the UK the first cases of BSE, the illness that became known as Mad Cow Disease was spotted in cattle. In technology the Internet Mail Access Protocol was established, paving the way for email, and after years of successful space exploration the Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take off in front of a television audience.
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1986, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.