The Books of the Century, 1960 – 1969

Best Books by Decade: 2010-20192000-20091990-19991980-19891970-19791960-19691950-19591940-19491930-19391920-19291910-19191900-1909

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (‘To
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (‘One
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (‘Slaughterhouse-Five'
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (‘The
  5. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (‘The
  6. Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) by Joseph Heller (‘Catch-22
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl (‘Charlie
  8. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle (‘A
  9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (‘Green
  10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (‘In
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (‘One
  12. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (‘Where
  13. Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert (‘Dune
  14. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (‘A
  15. The Godfather by Mario Puzo (‘The
  16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (‘Flowers
  17. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (‘The
  18. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (‘Cat's
  19. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (‘Do
  20. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (‘The
  21. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (‘The
  22. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (‘James
  23. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1) by Scott O’Dell (‘Island
  24. The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe (‘The
  25. Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges (‘Labyrinths:
  26. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (‘One
  27. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (‘Stranger
  28. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (‘Something
  29. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (‘The
  30. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke (‘2001:
  31. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré (‘The
  32. The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (‘The
  33. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (‘Rosencrantz
  34. The Wall by Marlen Haushofer (‘The
  35. The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis (‘The
  36. The Cantos by Ezra Pound (‘The
  37. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (‘From
  38. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (‘Where
  39. Rosemary’s Baby (Rosemary’s Baby, #1) by Ira Levin (‘Rosemary's
  40. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (‘Ariel'
  41. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (‘Franny
  42. The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6) by Ursula K. Le Guin (‘The
  43. Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1) by Louise Fitzhugh (‘Harriet
  44. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (‘We
  45. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin (‘A
  46. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (‘Revolutionary
  47. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (‘Valley
  48. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (‘I
  49. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton (‘The
  50. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault (‘Madness
  51. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (‘The
  52. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (‘Silent
  53. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X (‘The
  54. Papillon by Henri Charrière (‘Papillon'
  55. Report to Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis (‘Report
  56. The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1) by Peter S. Beagle (‘The
  57. The Chosen by Chaim Potok (‘The
  58. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (‘Pedagogy
  59. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (‘A
  60. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (‘A
  61. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (‘The
  62. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (‘Who's
  63. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (‘The
  64. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth (‘Portnoy's
  65. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (‘Travels
  66. Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1) by John Updike (‘Rabbit,
  67. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (‘Wide
  68. Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1) by Anne McCaffrey (‘Dragonflight
  69. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (‘The
  70. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss (‘Fox
  71. On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (‘On
  72. Collected Poems, 1909-1962 by T.S. Eliot (‘Collected
  73. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (‘The
  74. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut (‘Mother
  75. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (‘The
  76. Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories by Flannery O’Connor (‘Everything
  77. The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (‘The
  78. The Collector by John Fowles (‘The
  79. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (‘Pale
  80. The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander (‘The
  81. The Magus by John Fowles (‘The
  82. Ubik by Philip K. Dick (‘Ubik'
  83. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Encyclopedia Brown, #1) by Donald J. Sobol (‘Encyclopedia
  84. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (‘The
  85. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck (‘The
  86. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (‘The
  87. Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds (Story of Elsa, #1) by Joy Adamson (‘Born
  88. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple, #9) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  89. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford (‘The
  90. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman (‘Are
  91. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (‘The
  92. Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (‘Cancer
  93. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (‘The
  94. Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2) by Beverly Cleary (‘Ramona
  95. The Clown by Heinrich Böll (‘The
  96. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban (‘Bread
  97. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman (‘Up
  98. Herzog by Saul Bellow (‘Herzog'
  99. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman (‘The
  100. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey (‘Sometimes


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