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Pause to Read Time Capsule

A Sampling of Bestselling Titles Since the 1970s

1970s

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (1972)
FIC BACH

Centennial by James A. Michener (1974)
FIC MICHENER

Roots by Alex Haley (1976)
FIC HALEY

Sleeping Murder: A Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie (1976)
FIC CHRISTIE

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck (1978)
818.54 BOM

Scruples by Judith Krantz (1978)
FIC KRANTZ

1980s

Silver Wings, Santiago Blue by Janet Dailey (1984)
FIC DAILEY

Last of the Breed  by Louis L’Amour (1986)
Time Flies by Bill Cosby (1987)
792.7028 COS

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (1987)
FIC TUROW

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (1988)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (1989) by Stephen R. Covey
158.1 COV

 

1990s

Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer (1991)
FIC SPENCER

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller (1992)
FIC WALLER

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships by John Gray (1992)
646.78 GRA

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone* by J. K. Rowling (1997)
FIC ROWLING

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson (1997)
158.1 CAR

Who moved my cheese? : An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson (1998)
155.24 JOH

 

2000s

The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Richard Warren (2002)
248.4 WAR

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (2002)
FIC KIDD

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (2003)
FIC ALBOM

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003)
FIC BROWN

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America  by Erik Larson (2003)
364.1523 LAR

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005)
YA FIC MEYER

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)
910.4 GIL

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson* (2008 – in English)
FIC LARSSON

The Shack by William P. Young (2007)
FIC YOUNG

 

2010s

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (2010)
FIC STOCKETT

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo (2010)
133.9013 BUR

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (2010)
940.547252 HIL

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)
FIC JAMES

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly (2011)

973.7 ORE

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)

FIC FLYNN

 

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*part of a series