1960 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1960 Books & Bestsellers

1960 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
2. Hawaii by James A. Michener
3. The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa
4. The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace
5. Ourselves To Know by John O’Hara
6. The Constant Image by Marcia Davenport
7. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase
8. The Listener by Taylor Caldwell
9. Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute
10. Sermons and Soda-Water by John O’Hara

1960 Non-Fiction Books

1. Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis
2. Better Homes and Gardens First Aid for Your Family by the BH&G Editors
3. The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook by the GFK Editors
4. May This House Be Safe from Tigers by Alexander King
5. Better Homes and Gardens Dessert Book by the BH&G Editors
6. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas by the BH&G Editors
7. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
8. The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
9. I Kid You Not by Jack Paar
10. Between You, Me and the Gatepost by Pat Boone

1960 Notable Literature

The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Art and Illusion by E.H. Gombrich
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
The Stages of Economic Growth by W.W. Rostow
Political Man by S.M. Lipset
We Hold These Truths by John Courtney Murray
Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman
Politics and Vision by Sheldon Wolin
The American Voter by Angus Campbell et al.
Truth and Method by Hans Gadamer
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
The End of Ideology by Daniel Bell
The Informed Heart by Bruno Bettelheim
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book of the Month Club Selections

Meeting with Japan by Fosco Maraini
No Room in the Ark by Alan Moorehead
Literature and Western Man by J.B. Priestley
Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute
The Edge of Day by Laurie Lee
The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa
The Affair by C.P. Snow
The Good Years by Walter Lord
Thomas Wolfe by Elizabeth Nowell
Walk Egypt by Vinnie Williams
The Politics of Upheaval by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Portrait of Max by S.N. Behrman
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Peaceable Lane by Keith Wheeler
The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
1960 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1960, according to GoodReads
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