#BookishBlogHop – A book published the year you were born


Today’s prompt is:
A book published the year you were born

There were few big books published in 1981 and according to The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 1981 wiki)  in September that year (my birth month) Cujo by Stephen King

Genre – Horror
Publisher – Viking Press
Publication date – September 8, 1981

about the book:(from goodreads):

Outside a peaceful town in central Maine, a monster is waiting. Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole—a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inexorably drawing in all the people around him makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has written.


Now lets see what the other’s have to say:


Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne #1, the first book in the Bourne trilogy) by Robert Ludlum was first published in hardback in February 1980 by Richard Marek. There have since been various editions published by different publishing houses including; Bantam Books, Grafton, Harper Collins, and Orion Publishing Group. The Bourne Identity is listed as one of the best spy novels of all time. 


Elizabeth Means https://spookysmaze.blogspot.com/?m=1

Year I was born 1977

The Shining By Stephen King 

The Howl ( book #1) by Gary Brander 


Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

I was very intrigued by the number and the kinds of books published the year I was born. Besides a smattering of children’s picture books, and the ever-famous 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People… Imagine my surprise to discover not only that Isaac Asimov published a book that same year, but the book itself was one I have read and really enjoyed! 

Here’s the Goodreads blurb for Nemesis: 


“In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies.  One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth:  a star named Nemesis. Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth’s people–but she is prevented from warning them.  Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as–drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star–they hurtle toward certain disaster.”

It’s a really exciting story, and as a fun fact: I’m pretty sure it was Nemesis that inspired the events that I wrote in a short story originally called “The Vega Effect”–and later re-written into a short story called “The Starborn Legacy”!


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

One thought on “#BookishBlogHop – A book published the year you were born

  • September 30, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    This is one of my favourite questions from this month’s blog hop. It was really interesting seeing which books were published the year I was born… and in the other years too.
    Leslie, awesome that a book published the year you were born inspired you to write a book yourself. Writers inspiring writers

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