The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1993

By February 19, 2020 Discussion and Recommendations

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. Today we start a new decade, as we countdown to the end of a century and a millennia with 1993!

1993 saw some technological advances including the Pentium processor from Intel, and the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. In the same year, NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer, bringing the project to an end. Canada signed in its first female Prime Minister, while the entire continent saw a massive snowstorm. In other extreme natural events, a tsunami caused by an earthquake off Japan killed 202 people.

Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1993, and some that didn’t make the list but have stood the test of time.

The Bridges of Madison County – Robert James Waller


The Client – John Grisham


Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend – Robert James Waller


Without Remorse – Tom Clancy


Nightmares and Dreamscapes – Stephen King


Vanished – Danielle Steel


Lasher – Anne Rice


Pleading Guilty – Scott Turow


Like Water for Chocolate


The Scorpio Illusion – Robert Ludlam


1993 also saw the release of Geoffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, and Louis Lowry’s The Giver!

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1994, coming soon!

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