Have you ever wondered what “the book” was the year were born? What your mom and dad were probably reading when you were just a newborn being rocked in your crib?

Well, thanks to a handy tool from Wordery, you can now find out which book was the biggest bestseller the year you were born. All I can say is, man, John Grisham must be rolling in the dough because he makes many appearances on the list.

Here are the bestselling books for each of the last 50 years. If you want to see the bestsellers from 1948-1968, you can do that HERE.

1969:

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

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1970:

Love Story by Erich Segal

1971:

The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone

1972:

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

1973:

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

1974:

Burr by Gore Vidal

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1975:

Centennial by James A. Michener

1976:

Trinity by Leon Uris

1977:

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

1978:

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

1979:

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

1980:

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

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1981:

The Covenant by James A. Michener

1982:

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

1983:

The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré

1984:

The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

1985:

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

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1986:

It by Stephen King

1987:

Fine Things by Danielle Steel

1988:

The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy

1989:

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

1990:

The Burden of Proof  by Scott Turow

1991:

Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

1992:

The Pelican Brief  by John Grisham

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1993:

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

1994:

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

1995:

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

1996:

Primary Colors by Anonymous

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1997:

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

1998:

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

1999:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

2000:

The Brethren by John Grisham

2001:

A Painted House by John Grisham

2002:

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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2003:

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2004:

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2005:

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2006:

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

2007:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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2008:

The Appeal by John Grisham

2009:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

2010:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2011:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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2012:

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

2013:

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

2014:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2015:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2016:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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2017:

Camino Island by John Grisham

2018:

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson