Here Is The Most Popular Book From the Year You Were Born

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There are books that stick with you for your entire life, but do you know what book was most popular on the year that you were born?

Find out what people were reading the year that you entered the world.

How many of the top books from the past 87 years have you read?

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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1930 — Cimarron by Edna Ferber

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1931 — The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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1932 — The Fountain by Charles Morgan

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1933 — Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

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1934 — Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton

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1935 — Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas

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1936 — Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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1937 — Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

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1938 — The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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1939 — The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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1940 — How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

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1941 — For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

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1942 — The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

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1943 — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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1944 — Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith

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1945 — Forever Amber by Kathleen Winson

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1946 — The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

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1947 — The Miracle of Bells by Russell Janney

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1948 — Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl translated by B.M. Mooyaart

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1949 — The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

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1950 — The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

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1951 — From Here to Eternity by James Jones

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1952 — Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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1953 — The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

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1954 — Not As a Stranger by Morton Thompson

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1955 — The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

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1956 — Eloise by Kay Thompson

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1957 — Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

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1958 — Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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1959 — Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

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1960 — To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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1961 — Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

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1962 — Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

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1963 — The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West

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1964 — You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

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1965 — Herzog by Saul Bellow

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1966 — Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

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1967 — Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

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1968 — Couples by John Updike

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1969 — Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

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1970 — Love Story by Erich Segal

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1971 — The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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1972 — Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

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1973 — Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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1974 — Jaws by Peter Benchley

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1975 — Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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1976 — Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

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1977 — The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

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1978 — Fools Die by Mario Puzo

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1979 — Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

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1980 — The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

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1981 — Cujo by Stephen King

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1982 — E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial by William Kotzwinkle

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1983 — The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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1984 — The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

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1985 — Secrets by Danielle Steel

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1986 — The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

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1987 — Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

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1988 — The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

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1989 — The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

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1990 — The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

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1991 — The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

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1992 — Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

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1993 — The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

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1995 — High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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1996 — The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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1997 — Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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1998 — Paradise by Toni Morrison

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2000 — The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

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2001 — The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

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2002 — The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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2003 — The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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2004 — The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

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2005 — The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

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2006 — Marley & Me by John Grogan

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2007 — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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2008 — Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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2009 — My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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2010 — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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2011 — The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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2012 — Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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2013 — Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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2014 — The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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2015 — The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins

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2016 — Hamilton by Ron Chernow

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