Reading in the 1970s

1876.  Gore Vidal

All The President’s Men.  Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

American Buffalo.  David Mamet

Angle of Repose.  Wallace Stegner

Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.  Ernest Gaines

The Best and the Brightest.  David Halberstam

The Betsy.  Harold Robbins

Bloodline.  Sidney Sheldon

The Bluest Eye.  Toni Morrison

The Book of Daniel.  E.L. Doctorow

Breakfast of Champions.  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.  Dee Brown

Captains and the Kings.  Taylor Caldwell

Carrie.  Stephen King

Centennial.  James A. Michener

The Chocolate War. Robert Cormier

The Choirboys.  Joseph Wambaugh

The Day of the Jackal.  Frederick Forsyth

Delta of Venus.  Anais Nin

The Eagle Has Landed.  Jack Higgins

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.  Paul Zindel

The Exorcist.  William P. Blatty

Eye of the Needle.  Ken Follett

The Face of Battle.  James Keegan

Fear of Flying.  Erica Jong

Frog and Toad are Friends. Arnold Lobel

The Great Railway Bazaar.  Paul Theroux

The Great Santini.  Pat Conroy

I Heard the Owl Call My Name.  Margaret Craven

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  Maya Angelou

If Beale Street Could Talk.  James Baldwin

I’m O.K., You’re O.K.  Thomas Harris

Inside the Third Reich.  Albert Speer

Jaws.  Peter Benchley

Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  Richard Bach

Julie of the Wolves. Jean George

Looking for Mister Goodbar.  Judith Rossner

Love in the Ruins.  Walker Percy

Love Story.  Erich Segal

The Matlock Paper.  Robert Ludlum

The New Centurians.  Joseph Wambaugh

Night Chills.  Dean Koontz

Once is Not Enough.  Jacqueline Susann

The Optimist’s Daughter.  Eudora Welty

Ordinary People.  Judith Guest

The Persian Boy.  Mary Renault

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.  Annie Dillard

The Planet of Junior Brown. Virginia Hamilton

QB VII.  Leon Uris

Ragtime.  E.L. Doctorow

Rich Man, Poor Man.  Irwin Shaw

The Right Stuff.  Tom Wolfe

Roll, Jordan, Roll.  Eugene Genovese

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Mildred Taylor

Roots.  Alex Haley

Scruples.  Judith Krantz

Shogun.  James Clavell

Song of Solomon.  Toni Morrison

Sophie’s Choice.  William Styron

The Stepford Wives.  Ira Levin

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. William Steig

The Thorn Birds.  Colleen McCullough

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  John Le Carre

Watership Down.  Richard Adams

The Westing Game. Ellen Raskin

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears. Verna Aardema

The Winds of War. Herman Wouk

The World According to Garp.  John Irving

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  Robert M. Pirsig