What eighties book covers would you tack on those walls. What eighties novels defined that decade?
Loved GORKY PARK in 1981.
And for mainstream fiction, how about HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE by John Irving.
A few of my other favorite books from the 1980s
The Handmaid's Tale, The Color Purple, Beloved, The Remains of the Day, The Joy Luck Club, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Love in the Time of Cholera, Lonesome Dove, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Bean Trees, The Shawshank Redemption, Presumed Innocent, Housekeeping, Love Medicine, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Lover, What We Talk About When We Take About Love, Cathedral, various Alice Munro collections, The Sportswriter, Witches of Eastwick, Crossing to Safety, What's Bred in the Bone, Continental Drift, Flaubert's Parrot, Too Far to Go