Bestsellers of 1986

Read it for the Le Guin quote. Algorithms are something I work with, so I have ideas on how certain ones weight different variables.

Notes from An Alien

A book’s being a “bestseller” doesn’t automatically make it a “good” book… 

Bestsellers Image Courtesy of Judith P. Abrahamsen ~

Here’s a past post with a group of “all-time” bestseller lists.

Then, the past post that explores what a “bestseller” might actually be

And, I need to mention that the list of bestsellers from 30 years ago which I’ll share is made up of books that sold lots of copies in the USA.

I live in that country and know it’s had lots of influence on other countries; but…


Perhaps, even if you live in another country, it might be interesting (maybe only “defensively”) to know what “Americans” were reading in 1986 (courtesy of Aerogramme Writers’ Studio):

10. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

9. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

8. Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour

7. I’ll…

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