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20 Best Books of the 1980's

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Patriot Games - Tom Clancy Report Abuse
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Empire of the Sun - JG Ballard Report Abuse
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A Time to Kill - John Grisham Report Abuse
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It - Stephen King Report Abuse
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The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan Report Abuse
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The Witches - Roald Dahl Report Abuse
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Matilda - Roald Dahl Report Abuse
I first read this book when I was in 3rd grade and in the past 20 years I have read it at least 50 times. My copy is beaten and battered, has no front cover, and may be missing a few pages, but I will never get a new one. This book was magical back then and still now I love little quick-witted Matilda.
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City of Glass - Paul Auster Report Abuse
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The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike Report Abuse
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg Report Abuse
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Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez Report Abuse
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Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card Report Abuse
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Beloved - Toni Morrison Report Abuse
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The Color Purple - Alice Walker Report Abuse
Such a great book, made into a great movie, about a girl who is abused by various people in her life over 20 years and eventually has a reawakening. It is such a touching story and a definitely tearjerker. Its infamy alone puts it toward the top of this list.
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Beach Road - James Patterson Report Abuse
Though this book was published by Little, Brown in 2006, it was originally published in 1988 and it is one of my favorite books of all time. Many people have given it poor reviews but it absolutely blew my mind. The twist was a shock that I would never have guessed in a million years.
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The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis Report Abuse
A book about sex, drugs, and getting wasted should not necessarily be this funny but it really is. It's about college students who have no direction in life and basically just want to get laid. The typical college story of the 2000's... only it was written in the 1980's.
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Sula - Toni Morrison Report Abuse
Such a disturbing, candid, and emotional story of 2 little girls who went their separate ways. The experiences these girls survive through and witness will undoubtedly stay in your mind for the rest of your life, because I know they will always be in mine.
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The Satanic Versus - Salman Rushdie Report Abuse
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Number the Stars - Lois Lowry Report Abuse
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White Noise - Don DeLillo Report Abuse
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