1968 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1968 Books & Bestsellers

1968 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Airport by Arthur Hailey
2. Couples by John Updike
3. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes
4. A Small Town in Germany by John Le Carré
5. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell
6. Preserve and Protect by Allen Drury
7. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
8. Vanished by Fletcher Knebel
9. Christy by Catherine Marshall
10. The Tower of Babel by Morris L. West

1968 Non-Fiction Books

1. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by the BH&G Editors
2. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language: College Edition edited by Laurence Urdang
3. Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen
4. Between Parent and Child by Haim G. Ginott
5. Lonesome Cities by Rod McKuen
6. The Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet by Erwin M. Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker
7. The Money Game by Adam Smith
8. Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows by Rod McKuen
9. The Weight Watcher’s Cook Book by Jean Nidetch
10. Better Homes and Gardens Eat and Stay Slim by the BH&G Editors

1968 Notable Literature

The Double Helix by James D. Watson
Knowledge and Human Interests by Jürgen Habermas
Couples by John Updike
Dispatches by Richard Herr
Structuralism by Jean Piaget
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The Politics of Ecstasy by Timothy Leary
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Pauline Kael
Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

1968 Book of the Month Club Selections

To Brooklyn with Love by Gerald Green
The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
Gipsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester
The Tower of Babel by Morris L. West
Ibera by James A. Michener
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith
The Philby Conspiracy by Bruce Page, David Leitch, and Philip Knightly
Or I’ll Dress You in Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
The Biological Time Bomb by Gordon Rattray Taylor
Morning Noon and Night by James Gould Cozzens
Man’s Rise to Civilization by Peter Farb
The First Circle by Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn
The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren Harding in His Times by Francis Russell
1968 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1968, according to GoodReads
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