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New York Times Fiction Bestsellers: July 1969 to July 2019

The weekly New York Times Fiction Bestsellers each decade from the Apollo 11 moon landing to the present (exact dates of the lists below). How much do fiction bestsellers reflect our changing concerns or interests ? (Click on the link to go to the Non-Fiction equivalent.)
01-10: July 20, 1969
11-25: July 22, 1979
26-40: July 23, 1989
41-55: July 18, 1999
56-70: July 19, 2009
71-85: July 21, 2019
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The Love Machine (Jacqueline Susann)
The Love Machine (Jacqueline Susann)
2
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
3
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
4
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
5
The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
6
The Pretenders (Gwen Davis)
The Pretenders (Gwen Davis)
7
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
8
Except for Me and Thee (Jessamyn West)
Except for Me and Thee (Jessamyn West)
9
The Goodbye Look (Ross MacDonald)
The Goodbye Look (Ross MacDonald)
10
New Moon Rising (Eugenia Price)
New Moon Rising (Eugenia Price)
11
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
12
The Matarese Circle (Robert Ludlum)
The Matarese Circle (Robert Ludlum)
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13
Shibumi (Trevanian)
Shibumi (Trevanian)
14
The Third World War:August 1985 (John Hackett)
The Third World War:August 1985 (John Hackett)
15
Good as Gold
Good as Gold
16
Class Reunion (Rona Jaffe)
Class Reunion (Rona Jaffe)
17
The Island (Peter Benchley)
The Island (Peter Benchley)
18
War and Remembrance
War and Remembrance
19
Chesapeake (James Michener)
Chesapeake (James Michener)
20
There's No Such Place as Far Away (Richard Bach)
There's No Such Place as Far Away (Richard Bach)
21
Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
22
Hanta Yo: An American Saga (Ruth Beebe Hill)
Hanta Yo: An American Saga (Ruth Beebe Hill)
23
Sphinx (Robin Cook)
Sphinx (Robin Cook)
24
The Vicar of Christ (Walter F. Murphy)
The Vicar of Christ (Walter F. Murphy)
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25
A Necessary Woman (Helen Van Slyke)
A Necessary Woman (Helen Van Slyke)
26
The Russia House (John Le Carré)
The Russia House (John Le Carré)
27
Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith
Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith
28
While My Pretty One Sleeps (Mary Higgins Clark)
While My Pretty One Sleeps (Mary Higgins Clark)
29
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
30
Talking God (Tony Hillerman)
Talking God (Tony Hillerman)
31
Red Phoenix (Larry Bond)
Red Phoenix (Larry Bond)
32
The Negotiator (Frederick Forsyth)
The Negotiator (Frederick Forsyth)
33
Capital Crimes (Lawrence Sanders)
Capital Crimes (Lawrence Sanders)
34
The Temple of My Familiar (Alice Walker)
The Temple of My Familiar (Alice Walker)
35
Day of the Cheetah (Dale Brown)
Day of the Cheetah (Dale Brown)
36
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
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37
Garden of Lies (Eileen Goudge)
Garden of Lies (Eileen Goudge)
38
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
39
Rightfully Mine (Doris Mortman)
Rightfully Mine (Doris Mortman)
40
My Secret History (Paul Theroux)
My Secret History (Paul Theroux)
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