1955 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1955 Books & Bestsellers

1955 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
2. Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
3. Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
4. Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
5. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson
6. Something of Value by Robert Ruark
7. Not As a Stranger by Morton Thompson
8. No Time for Sergeants by Mac Hyman
9. The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain
10. Ten North Frederick by John O’Hara

1955 Non-Fiction Books

1. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
3. The Family of Man by Edward Steichen
4. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall
5. How to Live 365 Days a Year by John A. Schindler
6. Better Homes and Gardens Diet Book by the BH&G editors
7. The Secret of Happiness by Billy Graham
8. Why Johnny Can’t Read by Rudolf Flesch
9. Inside Africa by John Gunther
10. Year of Decisions by Harry S Truman

1955 Notable Literature

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann
The Liberal Tradition in America by Louis Hartz
Eros and Civilization by Herbert Marcuse
Protestant-Catholic-Jew by Will Herberg
The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Engineering of Consent by Edward Bernays
The Family of Man by Edward Steichen

Book of the Month Club Selections

The Cornerstone by Zoé Oldenbourg
The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop
Conquest by Man by Paul Herrmann
The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester
The Hidden River by Storm Jameson
Something of Value by Robert Ruark
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Onions in the Stew by Betty MacDonald
The Flower Girls by Clemence Dane
Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Sixth of June by Lionel Shapiro
Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
Inside Africa by John Gunther
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
We Die Alone by David Howarth
An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
1955 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1955, according to GoodReads
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