1966 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1966 Books & Bestsellers

1966 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
2. The Adventurers by Harold Robbins
3. The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton
4. Capable of Honor by Allen Drury
5. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes
6. The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
7. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns
8. Tai-Pan by James Clavell
9. The Embezzler by Louis Auchincloss
10. All in the Family by Edwin O’Connor

1966 Non-Fiction Books

1. How to Avoid Probate by Norman F. Dacey
2. Human Sexual Response by William Howard Masters and Virginia E. Johnston
3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
4. Games People Play by Eric Berne
5. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr
6. Everything but Money by Sam Levenson
7. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language
8. Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane
9. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan
10. Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints by Phyllis Diller

1966 Notable Literature

The Social Construction of Reality by Peter Berger and Thomas Luckerman
The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Philip Rieff
Quotations from Chairman Mao by Mao Zedong
Ecrits by Jacques Lacan
The Legitimacy of the Modern Age by Hans Blumenberg
The Magus by John Fowles
La Vida: A Puerto Rican Family in the Culture of Poverty by Oscar Lewis
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Order of Things by Michel Foucault
Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag
The Art of Memory by Francies Yates
Negative Dialectics by Theodor Adorno
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy by Barrington Moore, Jr
The Development of Underdevelopment by Andre Gunder Frank

Book of the Month Club Selections

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Embezzlers by Louis Auchincloss
The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan
Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir by A.E. Hotchner
Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran by Lord Charles Moran
Hirohito: Emperor of Japan by Leonard Mosley
Two Under the Indian Sun by Jon and Rumer Godden
The Early Life of Stephen Hind by Storm Jameson
The Menorah Men by Lionel Davidson
The Territorial Imperative by Robert Ardrey
The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West
The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
1966 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1966, according to GoodReads
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