Since it’s the first week of the month, it’s time again to take a look at the best selling books of yesteryear. And, in this case, yesteryear is only a mere twenty years ago. I was only seven, too young to be reading best sellers. Although I am sure that I was off somewhere happily reading some age-appropriate book for children while my mother undoubtedly read many books on this list. So, here it is — the 10 best sellers from July 5, 1992.
1. The Pelican Brief — John Grisham
2. Sahara — Clive Cussler
3. Waiting to Exhale — Terry McMillan
4. Scruples Two — Judith Krantz
5. Dark Force Rising — Timothy Zahn
6. Oh, The Places You’ll
Go — Dr. Seuss
7. Jewels — Danielle Steele
8. All Around the Town — Mary Higgins Clark
9. Double Deuce — Robert B. Parker
10. Possessing the Secret of Joy — Alice Walker
I am surprised to see a Dr. Seuss title on the list, one that was released two years before — but the book continues to sell even today because it is now an obligatory gift for every high school graduate. Many of the other authors are the usual suspects in popular fiction and very recognizable. It’s definitely a change from previous lists of many, many years ago to spot some familiar names. Considering this list is only from two decades ago, it’s not very surprising.