1969 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1969 Books & Bestsellers

1969 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
2. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
3. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann
4. The Inheritors by Harold Robbins
5. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
6. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace
7. Naked Came the Stranger by Penelope Ashe
8. The Promise by Chaim Potok
9. The Pretenders by Gwen Davis
10. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier

1969 Non-Fiction Books

1. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language edited by William Morris
2. In Someone’s Shadow by Rod McKuen
3. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull
4. Between Parent and Teenager by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
5. The Graham Kerr Cookbook by The Galloping Gourmet
6. The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss
7. Miss Craig’s 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women by Marjorie Craig
8. My Life and Prophecies by Jeane Dixon with René Noorbergen
9. Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs by Linda Goodman
10. Twelve Years of Christmas by Rod McKuen

1969 Notable Literature

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
Present at Creation by Dean Acheson
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Custer Died for Your Sins by Vine Deloria, Jr
American Power and the New Mandarins by Noam Chomsky
The Left Hand of Darkness byUrsula K. Le Guin
On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
The Making of a Counter-Culture by Theodor Roszak
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

1969 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Sleep of Reason by C.P. Snow
Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy
Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton
Ernest Hemingway by Carlos Baker
An American Melodrama: The Presidential Campaign of 1968 by Lewis Chester, Godfrey Hodgson and Bruce Page
On Borrowed Time by Leonard Mosley
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Bullet Park by John Cheever
A Long Row of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger
The Three Daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck
The Americans by J.C. Furnas
The French: Portait of a People by Sanche de Gramont
In this House of Brede by Rumer Godden
The Human Zoo by Desmond Morris
Only One Year by Svetlana Alliluyeva
Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
1969 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1969, according to GoodReads
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