1963 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1963 Books & Bestsellers

1963 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris L. West
2. The Group by Mary McCarthy
3. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger
4. Caravans by James A. Michener
5. Elizabeth Appleton by John O’Hara
6. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell
7. City of Night by John Rechy
8. The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier
9. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
10. The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden

1963 Non-Fiction Books

1. Happiness Is a Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz
2. Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket by Charles M. Schulz
3. J.F.K.: The Man and the Myth by Victor Lasky
4. Profiles in Courage: Inaugural Edition by John F. Kennedy
5. 0 Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson
6. Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book by the BH&G Editors
7. The Pillsbury Family Cookbook by Pillsbury Company
8. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope
9. Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints by Heloise Cruse
10. Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book by the BH&G Editors

1963 Notable Literature

The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Beyond the Melting Pot by Nathan Glazer and Daniel Moynihan
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
The Rise of the West by William H. McNeill
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Conjectures and Refutations by Karl Popper
Blues People by LeRoi Jones

Book of the Month Club Selections

The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
The Fall of the Dynasties by Edmond Taylor
Face of North America: The National History of a Continent by Peter Farb
Where’s Annie? by Eilene Bassing
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Living Sea by Jacques-Yves Cousteau with James Dugan
Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton
Francis Bacon: the Temper of a Man by Catherine Drinker Brown
Essays by Francis Bacon
The Road to Huddersfield: A Journey to Five Continents by James Morris
Caravans by James A. Michener
The Age of Louis XIV by Will and Ariel Durant
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden
The Age of Napoleon by J. Christopher Herold
Love, Let Me Not Hunger by Paul Gallico
The First Day of Friday by Honor Tracy
1963 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1963, according to GoodReads
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