The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1998

Let’s go back in time and party like it’s almost 1999! We’re putting the pedal to the metal and traveling to 1998 – a year dominated by Titanic and Monica Lewinsky. Still, you might also remember the year for:

  • The Winter Olympics, held in Nagano, Japan (February)
  • Google, Inc. being founded (September)
  • Frank Sinatra dying (May)

And, if you did any reading at the tail of the year, you might have picked up one of the New York Times Best Sellers from the week of December 27, 1998. Happy New (old) Year!



  1. Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

2. Bag of Bones by Stephen King

3. The Simple Truth by David Baldacci

4. Mirror Image by Danielle Steel

5. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy

6. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

7. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson

8. All Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark

9. The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice

10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

11. The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

12. Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

13. Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated By Laura Cornell

14. A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher

15. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, illustrated by Jan Brett

16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling



1. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

2. The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster

3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

4. Blind Man’s Bluff by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew

5. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

6. The American Century by Harold Evans with Gail Buckland and Kevin Baker

7. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander

8. For the Love of the Game by Michael Jordan, edited By Mark Vancil

9. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

10. The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

11. Best Friends by Sharon J. Wohlmuth and Carol Saline

12. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

13. Conversations with God: Book 3 by Neale Donald Walsch

14. A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett

15. The Victors by Stephen E. Ambrose

16. We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner

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