1958 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1958 Books & Bestsellers

1958 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
2. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
4. Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
5. From the Terrace by John O’Hara
6. Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson
7. Ice Palace by Edna Ferber
8. The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
9. The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman
10. Victorine by Frances Parkinson Keyes

1958 Non-Fiction Books

1. Kids Say the Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter
2. Twixt Twelve and Twenty by Pat Boone
3. Only in America by Harry Golden
4. Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover
5. Please Don’t Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr
6. Better Homes and Gardens Salad Book by the BH&G Editors
7. The New Testament in Modern English translated by J.P. Phillips
8. Aku-Aku: The Story of Easter Island by Thor Heyerdahl
9. Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren
10. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther

1958 Notable Literature

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Passing of Traditional Society by Daniel Lerner
Strive Toward Freedom by Martin Luther King, Jr
The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Moral Basis of a Backward Society by Edward C. Banfield
Two Concepts of Liberty by Isaiah Berlin

1958 Book of the Month Club Selections

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter by W.S. Swanberg
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
The Great Democracies by Winston Churchill
Inside Russia Today by John Gunther
The Mountain Road by Theodor H. White
Seidman and Son by Elick Moll
The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman
The King Must Die by Mary Renault
The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead
Aku-Aku: The Story of Easter Island by Thor Heyerdahl
The Law by Roger Vailland
The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
Mistress to an Age: A Life a Madame de Stael by J. Christopher Herold
The Visitors by Mary McMinnies
1958 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1958, according to GoodReads
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