Reading in the 1980s

All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  Robert Fulgham

American Journey: Traveling with Tocqueville in Search of Democracy in America.  Richard Reeves

Beloved.  Toni Morrison

Blue Highways: A Journey into America.  “William Least Heat Moon”

Bonfire of the Vanities.  Tom Wolfe                            

The Bourne Identity.  Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy.  Robert Ludlum

A Brief History of Time.  Stephen Hawking                

Cider House Rules.  John Irving

The Clan of the Cave Bear.  Jean M. Auel

Clear and Present Danger.  Tom Clancy

The Color Purple.  Alice Walker

Contact.  Carl Sagan

The Covenant.  James Michener

Cujo.  Stephen King

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.  Anne Tyler

Fallen Angels.  Walter Dean Myers

The Fate of the Earth.  Jonathan Schell

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.  Fannie Flagg.

Gorky Park.  Martin Cruz Smith

Growing Up.  Russell Baker

The Handmaid’s Tale.  Margaret Atwood
Hatchet. Gary Paulsen

Heartburn.  Nora Ephron

Hollywood Wives.  Jackie Collins

The Hotel New Hampshire.  John Irving

The House of Spirits.  Isabel Allende

In Suspect Terrain.  John McPhee

Ironweed.  William Kennedy

It.  Stephen King

The Joy Luck Club.Amy Tan
Jumanjii. Chris Van Allsburg

Lake Woebegon Days.  Garrison Keillor

Like Water for Chocolate.  Laura Esquivel
Lincoln: A Photobiography. Russell Freedman

Lost in the Cosmos.  Walker Percy

The Making of the Atomic Bomb.  Richard Rhodes

Maus.  Art Spiegelman

The Mosquito Coast.  Paul Theroux

The Name of the Rose.  Umberto Eco

Noble House.  James Clavell

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present  Howard Zinn

Pet Sematary.  Stephen King

Pillars of the Earth.  Ken Follett

Presumed Innocent.  Scott Turow

Prince of Tides.  Pat Conroy

Princess Daisy.  Judith Krantz

Queen of the Damned.  Anne Rice

Rage of Angels.  Sidney Sheldon

Remains of the Day.  Kazuo Ishiguro

Sarah, Plain and Tall. Patricia MacLachlan

The Satanic Verses.  Salman Rushdie

Schindler’s Ark.  Thomas Keneally

Secrets.  Danielle Steel

The Stranger Beside Me.Ann Rule

Uncivil Liberties.  Calvin Trillin

Watchmen.  Alan Moore

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.  Raymond Carver

When Bad Things Happen to Good People.  Harold Kushner

The Whipping Boy. Sid Fleischman