#TBT: 1986

Popular Books Published in 1986

The Prince of Tides / Pat Conroy

Spanning forty years, it is a story about Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of an extraordinary family into which they were born. (FIC CONROY)


Going Solo / Roald Dahl

As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II. (921 DAHL)


The Whipping Boy / Sid Fleischman

A bratty prince and his “whipping boy” have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. (J PBK FLEISCHMAN)


C is for Corpse / Sue Grafton

He was young-maybe twenty or so-and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. (PBK GRAFTON)


Redwall / Brian Jacques

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall’s inhabitants destroy the enemy. (TEEN FIC JACQUES)

Howl’s Moving Castle / Diana Wynne Jones

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl. (TEEN FIC JONES)


It / Stephen King

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. (FIC KING, STEPHEN)

The Bourne Supremacy / Robert Ludlum

Super-diplomat Raymond Havilland sets up the kidnapping of Jason Bourne’s wife, in order to draw Bourne out of retirement and into a Taiwanese plot to seize Hong Kong and incite China against the West. (PBK LUDLUM)


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns / Frank Miller

It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. (GRAPHIC BATMAN)


Love You Forever / Robert Munsch

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps. (E MUNSCH)



Did you know? Burning Man was started in 1986, with 35 attendees and free admission. 

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