Let’s face it- most books just aren’t very good. There’s a reason why most authors don’t make much money.
But every once in a while, an amazing book is written. And believe it or not, that even happened in the 80’s. Here’s just a few of the most popular books written in the 80s. If you haven’t read ‘em yet, get on it!
The Bourne Identity (1980)
Made even more famous by the movies, The Bourne Identity is about a young man who wakes up and has no idea where he is, where he came from, or even who he is. But throughout the story, he picks up clues that identifies him as one of the best secret agents the U.S. has to offer.
Written by Stephen King, you know it’s going to be good… although a bit different.
This story is about a father-daughter duo that are trying to evade the U.S. government. The premise is that while in college, he and his wife experimented with some drugs that gave them telepathic powers, and he also gained another which he called “the push.”
This book had political ramifications that nobody could’ve expected. It actually lead to the French president at the time to cancel a major sale of nuclear reactors to Libya.
The Fifth Horseman is about a Libyan terrorist holding all of New York City hostage. The terrorist, named Gaddafi, threatens to blow up a hidden nuclear bomb if his wishes weren’t granted.
But even though there are more similar books out today, this is still a great read and stands out among the rest.
Remember the movie with the weird-looking, short alien from the moon? Yup, it was originally a book.
Just keep in mind that if you haven’t seen the movie yet, it has some parts that are scary for little kids!
The One Minute Manager (1982)
Not all of the greatest books from the 80’s were fiction. The One Minute Manager is one of the greatest books ever written on leadership and managing a team.