Best Books of the Decade: 1960's

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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Apr 28, 2010 10:20AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) How did "The Bluest Eye" make it onto this list? It's from 1970 ...

ETA: Ditto Lenin's "What Is to Be Done?" (1929!)

Removed both.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The first publication dates on books are sometimes very wonky.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Yes, so I noticed when I started to add books to the lists for individual years that you and Bettie have so meticulously begun to put together! ;)


message 4: by Black (new)

Black Guy hi booo


message 5: by Chris (new)

Chris Johnson There hasn't been a book of such mainstream influence while having the ARTISTIC edge attached to it as well, as Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" a top 10 book for me. It took the mantle of "America's Book" which "The Catcher In The Rye" held that title for a decade or so until Ms. Lee's book in the 60's.


message 6: by ebru (new)

ebru where is "The Catcher In The Rye" ?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) It was published in 1951, so it doesn't belong on this particular list. It IS on the list for "Best Books of the 1950s," though! See http://www.goodreads.com/list/best_of...


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie there are several repeat books on this list...i don't know if you want to fix that or not...

to kill a mockingbird (it's voted as #1 and #186, for instance), charlies and the chocolate factory, rosemary's baby...to name a few


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I made it check for duplicates; that should have resolved the repeats.


message 10: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Susanna wrote: "I made it check for duplicates; that should have resolved the repeats."

cool, thanks! :D


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed 'Love in the time of Cholera', published 1985.


message 12: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed 'A Suitable Boy', published 1993.


message 13: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed Sartre 'Huis Clos'; published 1944.


message 14: by John (last edited Nov 14, 2014 08:05AM) (new)

John Morison Its sad we try to hide what our future is heading for two of those books not listed here are 1984 and a brave new world. Read these two books and then open your mind get informed and see the direction we are moving. When I first read them I was amazed at the similarities. Our children and their children are in for a bumpy ride. They will never know the freedoms we enjoyed they will only know the comfort of their cages and the nice choices they have not freedoms.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Neither 1984 or Brave New World were first published in the 1960s, which is why they are not on this list.


message 16: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


message 17: by Rosa (new)

Rosa Funny; I consider Valley of the Dolls one of the worst books of the 60's.


message 18: by Rose (new)

Rose Flowers for Algernon was published 1959. It currently shows up on both best of 50s & 60s list.


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