NYT Bestsellers When I Was Born (1987)

I wanted to look the books that were popular when I was born. I looked at the New York Times bestselling fiction list for February 8, 1987. I was born on the 13th. There were 16 books listed.

1 Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon

2 The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

3 Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

4 It by Stephen King

5 Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins

6 Whirlwind by James Clavell

7 Bandits by Elmore Leonard

8 The Panic of ’89 by Paul Erdman

9 Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts

10 The Prince of the Tides by Pat Conroy

11 Patience of a Saint by Andrew M. Greeley

12 The Counterlife by Philip Roth.

13 Death Quest by L. Ron Hubbard

14 A Taste for Death by P. D. James

15 Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

16 Shan by Eric Van Lustbader

I wanted to see how many of these books I have read and out of all 16 of these I’ve only heard of two of them. The two by Stephen King. I’ve read both of those. I haven’t heard of any of the other 14, but I may see if I can find and read at least a few of them before next year on my birthday. Have you read any of these? What books were popular when you were born?

3 thoughts on “NYT Bestsellers When I Was Born (1987)

  1. Interesting that the year you were born is the year Ted and I got married! Your age will always represent how many years ago we got married. That was a busy year of melding two families, honeymooning two weeks at a fishing camp and buying our first home together. Reading was limited.

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  2. I was born in 1987, too, and don’t recognize many of the titles or authors. My mom did have Windmills of the Gods, though. I thought it was a fantasy so started flipping through it during my early teen years, only to discover a startling sex scene that scarred me for a long time!

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  3. I used to enjoy PD James’ books – sort of literary crime novels – but I find them quite dated now. And Jackie Collins was huge back then, and considered quite naughty – sadly I never read any!

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