Best Books of 1954

Those gems published in 1954. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry and plays. Bring it on.
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57 books · 47 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.


message 6: by William (new)

William Romsek "Three Men Out" by Rex Stout was published in 1953.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl William wrote: ""Three Men Out" by Rex Stout was published in 1953."

Wikipedia says it was 1954.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_M...


message 8: by William (new)

William Romsek Lobstergirl wrote: "William wrote: ""Three Men Out" by Rex Stout was published in 1953."

Wikipedia says it was 1954.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_M..."


Can we get it updated in GR …


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I made the edit.


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