The Most Popular Books, by the Year

Are you curious which book was most popular the year you were born?

The most popular book the year I was born was Charlotte’s Web, but it would take me more than 20 years to read it. Let me rephrase; I would be 22 before I read it. That’s better, although I was probably a slow reader those first few years.

I did not see what data used, but you will recognize many or maybe all the titles. The Giver and Catcher in the Rye are two of my favorites on the list that covers 1945 through 2019. I wonder, though, if someone born in 2019 is ready forThe Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Click on the link above to browse through the years. You may find your next page turner.

Discover Inspiration on the Oregon Coast

Looking for inspiration for your book, short story, poem?

Or maybe just a place to let go?

West of Coos Bay, Oregon, park in the day-use lot at Sunset Bay State Park. Take the trail toward Cape Arago, along the clifftops, about four miles with a few modest dips and climbs. You will hear the sea lions before you see them. Keep an eye out for the lighthouse.

I hope you remembered lunch to enjoy on an ocean-view bench at Cape Arago.

On the way back, treat yourself to a easy detour through the gardens at Shore Acres. Don’t miss the rose garden. Not a bad place to eat the candy bar you saved from lunch.

This is about as good as it gets in Oregon. Or anywhere.