Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
nwhyte

50 books from (very nearly) 50 years ago

These 50 books were all published in 1960. (I have selected them by the scientific method of identifying the top 46 from that year on LibraryThing, plus another four that I happened to have read myself.)

But which have you read?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
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Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer
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The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
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Rabbit, Run by John Updike
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The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
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The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
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The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll and Martin Gardner
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The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
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For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
1(2.1%)
Jeeves in the Offing by P.G. Wodehouse
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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
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A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
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Dorsai! aka The Genetic General by Gordon R. Dickson
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A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
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Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl
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Clea by Lawrence Durrell
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Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
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Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac
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Truth and Method by Hans-Georg Gadamer
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No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe
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Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges
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The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
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Born Free by Joy Adamson
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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death by Albert Camus
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Tristessa by Jack Kerouac
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Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life by Maxwell Maltz
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Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon
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The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch
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The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding And A Selection Of Entrees by Agatha Christie
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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
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A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell
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False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
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Le Dernier des Justes (The Last of the Just) by André Schwarz-Bart
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The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich A. Hayek
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Le Matin des Magiciens (The Morning of the Magicians) by Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier
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Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
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Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute
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The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
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Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
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The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene
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The Chinese Lake Murders by Robert van Gulik
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La Noia (Boredom) by Alberto Moravia
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The Mystery of the Desert Giant by Franklin W. Dixon
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New Maps of Hell: A Survey of Science Fiction by Kingsley Amis
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The Light in the Piazza by Elizabeth Spencer
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Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams
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NB some of these I wasn't sure of myself and had to check, as follows:
For Your Eyes Only - is a collection of James Bond short stories
Jeeves in the Offing - is the one which starts with Bertie discovering that he is engaged to Bobbie Wickham (when her mother phones up, sobbing, to ask if "the dreadful news" is true); also features Aunt Dahlia, the psychiatrist Sir Roderick Glossop and the Rev. Aubrey Upjohn, but not much Jeeves
A Burnt-Out Case - is the particularly depressing Graham Greene set in a leper colony in the Congo
Dorsai! - an episodic book about Donal Graeme, warrior extraordinaire
The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding etc - is a short story collection mainly featuring Poirot
False Scent - is the one with an aging actress who is murdere with ehr own insecticide
The Clue in the Old Stagecoach - is the one where Nancy Drew searches for an antique stagecoach that, according to legend, contains something of great value to the people of Francisville

Happy to clarify any other cases where confusion is possible...
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