Best Books of 1954
Those gems published in 1954. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry and plays. Bring it on.
1 The Fellowship of the Ring ...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,179,155 ratings
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2 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,233,177 ratings
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3 The Two Towers (The Lord of...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 359,973 ratings
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4 The Horse and His Boy (Chro...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 140,142 ratings
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5 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 58,582 ratings
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6 Live and Let Die (James Bon...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 10,926 ratings
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7 Lucky Jim
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 13,627 ratings
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8 A Child's Christmas in Wales
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,043 ratings
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9 Katherine
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17,326 ratings
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10 The Doors of Perception and...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 19,274 ratings
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11 Sweet Thursday
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,785 ratings
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12 The Wonderful Flight to the...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,157 ratings
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13 The Matchmaker
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 257 ratings
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14 Beyond the Hundredth Meridi...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,713 ratings
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15 Destination Unknown
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 3,634 ratings
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16 The Lord of the Rings (The ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 295,715 ratings
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17 The Confessions of Felix Kr...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,586 ratings
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18 The Broken Sword
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,194 ratings
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19 Under Milk Wood
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 3,216 ratings
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20 Twelve Angry Men
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 10,049 ratings
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21 The Mandarins
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,046 ratings
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22 Ideas and Opinions
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,687 ratings
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23 Death in Rome
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 129 ratings
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23 Moominsummer madness
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 4,038 ratings
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23 The Bird's Nest
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 449 ratings
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26 Paul Temple and the Geneva ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33 ratings
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26 I Am a Camera
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 101 ratings
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26 The Best American Short Sto...
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29 A Fable
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 2,110 ratings
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29 The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 296 ratings
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29 The Caine Mutiny Court-Mart...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 148 ratings
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32 The Return of the King (The...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 351,066 ratings
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33 The Wheel on the School
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,941 ratings
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34 Pictures from an Institution
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 223 ratings
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34 The Silver Oar
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings
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36 Auntie Mame
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 3,761 ratings
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36 The Feast of July
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 86 ratings
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38 The Ponder Heart
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,112 ratings
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38 The Blunderer
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 506 ratings
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40 I'm Not Stiller
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,706 ratings
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41 Tomorrow and Yesterday
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 195 ratings
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42 Contempt
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,436 ratings
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43 Whole Days in the Trees
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 57 ratings
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44 Hard Candy
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 148 ratings
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45 Théâtre, tome 2 : Electre o...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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46 The Exploits of Sherlock Ho...
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 17,684 ratings
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47 The Black Mountain (Nero Wo...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,143 ratings
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48 Three Men Out (Nero Wolfe, ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 670 ratings
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49 Spinsters in Jeopardy (Rode...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 612 ratings
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50 Mio, My Son
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 4,957 ratings
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51 My Several Worlds
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 154 ratings
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message 1: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Wow, 1954 was an awesome year for literature!!


message 2: by Bibliophile (new)

Bibliophile Wow, what a large number of great books were published in 1954. I'm going to have to go with Lord of the Rings since I've read it about 9 million times :D (Though I do love The Horse and His Boy as well!)


message 3: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Bibliophile wrote: "Wow, what a large number of great books were published in 1954. I'm going to have to go with Lord of the Rings since I've read it about 9 million times :D (Though I do love The Horse and His Boy ..."

You can vote for both!!


message 4: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Was Lucky Jim published in 1954, or 1953? Wiki says both dates.


message 5: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 11, 2011 11:32AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Looks like 1954. Amazon, Sparknotes(!), Duke University website on "what we could have been reading as public domain under the old copywright law," etc. all say 1954.


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