1962 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1962 Books & Bestsellers

1962 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
2. Dearly Beloved by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
3. A Shade of Difference by Allen Drury
4. Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
5. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
6. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
7. Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II
8. The Prize by Irving Wallace
9. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
10. The Reivers by William Faulkner

1962 Non-Fiction Books

1. Calories Don’t Count by Dr. Herman Taller
2. The New English Bible: The New Testament
3. Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book: New Edition by the BH&G Editors
4. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson
5. Happiness Is a Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz
6. The Joy of Cooking: New Edition by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker
7. My Life in Court by Louis Nizer
8. The Rothschilds by Frederic Morton
9. Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown
10. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

1962 Notable Literature

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Port Huron Statement by Students for a Democratic Society
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
The Other America by Michael Harrington
The Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall McLuhan
Patriotic Gore by Edmund Wilson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
The Savage Mind by Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by T.S. Kuhn
The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere by Jürgen Habermas
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Rationalism in Politics by Michael Oakeshott
The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the U.S. by Fritz Machlup

1962 Book of the Month Club Selections

Twilight of Honor by Al Dewlen
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
George: An Early Autobiography by Emlyn Williams
Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
The Rich Nations and the Poor Nations by Barbara Ward
The Reivers by William Faulkner
Uhuru by Robert Ruark
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
A Time in the Sun by Jane Barry
The Blue Nile by Alan Moorhead
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
John Adams: 1735-1826 by Page Smith
1962 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1962, according to GoodReads
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