Best Books of 1954

Those gems published in 1954. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry and plays. Bring it on.
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55 books · 45 voters · list created April 23rd, 2010 by Bettie☯ (votes) .
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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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