Best Books of the Decade: 1950’s


1950–1959

By Number of Ratings on Goodreads

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1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

First Published in 1951, 3.79 Average Rating, 2,044,241 Ratings, 44,920 Text Reviews, 360 Editions


2. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

First Published in 1954, 4.34 Average Rating, 1,766,803 Ratings, 15,333 Text Reviews, 566 Editions


3. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

First Published in 1954, 3.64 Average Rating, 1,605,019 Ratings, 26,886 Text Reviews, 458 Editions


4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1950, 4.19 Average Rating, 1,531,800 Ratings, 15,186 Text Reviews, 474 Editions


5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

First Published in 1953, 3.97 Average Rating, 570,498 Ratings, 30,694 Text Reviews, 507 Editions


6. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

First Published in 1952, 4.15 Average Rating, 1,064,521 Ratings, 13,044 Text Reviews, 180 Editions


7. Night (The Night Trilogy #1) by Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel

First Published in 1958, 4.3 Average Rating, 691,231 Ratings, 22,001 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

First Published in 1952, 3.73 Average Rating, 520,630 Ratings, 16,716 Text Reviews, 666 Editions


9. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)by J.R.R. Tolkien

First Published in 1954, 4.42 Average Rating, 480,446 Ratings, 6,980 Text Reviews, 453 Editions


10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine

First Published in 1955, 3.88 Average Rating, 469,836 Ratings, 18,107 Text Reviews, 370 Editions


11. The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

First Published in 1955, 4.51 Average Rating, 463,959 Ratings, 6,644 Text Reviews, 470 Editions


12. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1–3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

First Published in 1955, 4.47 Average Rating, 389,054 Ratings, 9,365 Text Reviews, 380 Editions


13. The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1–7) by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

First Published in 1956, 4.24 Average Rating, 376,385 Ratings, 8,871 Text Reviews, 270 Editions


14. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

First Published in 1952, 4.35 Average Rating, 320,919 Ratings, 14,454 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


15. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3) by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

First Published in 1951, 4.08 Average Rating, 306,492 Ratings, 4,620 Text Reviews, 299 Editions


16. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1957, 4.15 Average Rating, 314,016 Ratings, 4,299 Text Reviews, 99 Editions


17. The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1953, 4.01 Average Rating, 268,355 Ratings, 8,690 Text Reviews, 312 Editions


18. Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1951, 4.13 Average Rating, 279,688 Ratings, 6,240 Text Reviews, 169 Editions


19. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

First Published in 1957, 3.68 Average Rating, 283,295 Ratings, 14,666 Text Reviews, 147 Editions


20. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

First Published in 1955, 3.64 Average Rating, 246,602 Ratings, 12,011 Text Reviews, 312 Editions


21. Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1951, 3.96 Average Rating, 250,221 Ratings, 4,737 Text Reviews, 348 Editions


22. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1957, 4.36 Average Rating, 250,602 Ratings, 2,204 Text Reviews, 72 Editions

23. The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

First Published in 1953, 3.55 Average Rating, 242,980 Ratings, 5,390 Text Reviews, 133 Editions


24. Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)by Chinua Achebe

First Published in 1958, 3.61 Average Rating, 199,346 Ratings, 9,884 Text Reviews, 161 Editions


25. I, Robot (Robot #0.1) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1950, 4.17 Average Rating, 198,368 Ratings, 4,335 Text Reviews, 218 Editions


26. The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1954, 3.9 Average Rating, 189,671 Ratings, 4,913 Text Reviews, 280 Editions


27. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1952, 4.31 Average Rating, 184,759 Ratings, 6,041 Text Reviews, 152 Editions


28. The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

First Published in 1953, 3.95 Average Rating, 170,453 Ratings, 3,391 Text Reviews, 257 Editions


29. The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1956, 4.02 Average Rating, 158,701 Ratings, 4,156 Text Reviews, 245 Editions


30. The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich

First Published in 1950, 3.83 Average Rating, 164,708 Ratings, 470 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


31. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

First Published in 1959, 3.56 Average Rating, 155,901 Ratings, 5,580 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


32. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

First Published in 1958, 3.89 Average Rating, 129,778 Ratings, 7,331 Text Reviews, 254 Editions


33. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

First Published in 1950, 4.12 Average Rating, 143,236 Ratings, 5,204 Text Reviews, 271 Editions


34. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1959, 3.99 Average Rating, 136,886 Ratings, 4,034 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


35. The Little House Collection (Little House, #1–9) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

First Published in 1953, 4.33 Average Rating, 124,320 Ratings, 2,016 Text Reviews, 14 Editions


36. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

First Published in 1952, 3.84 Average Rating, 123,073 Ratings, 4,160 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


37. Animal Farm / 1984 by George Orwell

First Published in 1950, 4.26 Average Rating, 116,197 Ratings, 1,293 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


38. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

First Published in 1953, 4.19 Average Rating, 105,138 Ratings, 3,423 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


39. Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1952, 4.2 Average Rating, 105,595 Ratings, 2,054 Text Reviews, 143 Editions


40. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

First Published in 1952, 3.81 Average Rating, 98,950 Ratings, 3,767 Text Reviews, 187 Editions

41. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

First Published in 1958, 3.97 Average Rating, 105,770 Ratings, 4,782 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


42. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

First Published in 1955, 4.24 Average Rating, 107,221 Ratings, 1,570 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


43. Second Foundation (Foundation #3)by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1953, 4.23 Average Rating, 96,865 Ratings, 1,675 Text Reviews, 146 Editions


44. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

First Published in 1954, 3.99 Average Rating, 98,795 Ratings, 4,383 Text Reviews, 26 Editions


45. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

First Published in 1953, 4.09 Average Rating, 87,141 Ratings, 3,759 Text Reviews, 172 Editions


46. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens

First Published in 1953, 4.14 Average Rating, 93,640 Ratings, 485 Text Reviews, 88 Editions


47. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1959, 4.16 Average Rating, 72,493 Ratings, 3,241 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


48. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1954, 4.16 Average Rating, 80,883 Ratings, 1,122 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


49. The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1–4) by T.H. White

First Published in 1958, 4.08 Average Rating, 76,911 Ratings, 3,169 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


50. Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1) by Beverly Cleary

First Published in 1955, 3.97 Average Rating, 75,987 Ratings, 1,477 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


51. Exodus by Leon Uris

First Published in 1958, 4.33 Average Rating, 77,258 Ratings, 1,442 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


52. The Borrowers (The Borrowers, #1)by Mary Norton, Beth Krush, Joe Krush

First Published in 1952, 4.02 Average Rating, 74,820 Ratings, 1,403 Text Reviews, 90 Editions


53. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams

First Published in 1956, 4.14 Average Rating, 71,968 Ratings, 1,255 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


54. The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1–3)by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1953, 4.39 Average Rating, 72,311 Ratings, 1,087 Text Reviews, 78 Editions

55. Old Yeller (Old Yeller, #1) by Fred Gipson

First Published in 1956, 4.06 Average Rating, 69,815 Ratings, 1,646 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


56. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

First Published in 1959, 3.97 Average Rating, 66,721 Ratings, 3,596 Text Reviews, 118 Editions


57. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

First Published in 1958, 3.94 Average Rating, 62,454 Ratings, 2,346 Text Reviews, 113 Editions


58. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, Max Hayward, Manya Harari, John Bayley

First Published in 1957, 4.03 Average Rating, 59,973 Ratings, 2,162 Text Reviews, 330 Editions


59. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

First Published in 1951, 4 Average Rating, 58,945 Ratings, 2,372 Text Reviews, 162 Editions


60. A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington, #1)by Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum

First Published in 1958, 4.21 Average Rating, 62,590 Ratings, 783 Text Reviews, 109 Editions

61. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone, שמואל שניצר

First Published in 1958, 4.09 Average Rating, 61,256 Ratings, 1,591 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


62. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller

First Published in 1959, 3.89 Average Rating, 55,367 Ratings, 5,116 Text Reviews, 89 Editions


63. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz, Barry Miles

First Published in 1959, 3.46 Average Rating, 55,473 Ratings, 2,759 Text Reviews, 139 Editions


64. Hawaii by James A. Michener

First Published in 1959, 4.18 Average Rating, 59,963 Ratings, 1,287 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


65. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

First Published in 1954, 4.07 Average Rating, 46,845 Ratings, 3,636 Text Reviews, 134 Editions


66. The Caves of Steel (Robot #1) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1954, 4.14 Average Rating, 51,059 Ratings, 1,689 Text Reviews, 139 Editions


67. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

First Published in 1951, 4.13 Average Rating, 49,551 Ratings, 2,615 Text Reviews, 123 Editions


68. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

First Published in 1952, 4.08 Average Rating, 52,704 Ratings, 838 Text Reviews, 116 Editions


69. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyageby Alfred Lansing

First Published in 1959, 4.36 Average Rating, 50,142 Ratings, 3,459 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


70. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

First Published in 1959, 3.72 Average Rating, 44,237 Ratings, 2,052 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


71. My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1) by Jean Craighead George

First Published in 1959, 4.03 Average Rating, 47,002 Ratings, 2,441 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


72. M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work by M.C. Escher, Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

First Published in 1956, 3.93 Average Rating, 50,047 Ratings, 93 Text Reviews, 50 Editions


73. The Fall by Albert Camus, Justin O’Brien

First Published in 1956, 4.05 Average Rating, 43,269 Ratings, 1,894 Text Reviews, 205 Editions


74. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde, Richard Allen Cave

First Published in 1954, 4.26 Average Rating, 41,002 Ratings, 502 Text Reviews, 77 Editions


75. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak

First Published in 1957, 4.22 Average Rating, 46,731 Ratings, 407 Text Reviews, 33 Editions

76. Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1953, 3.73 Average Rating, 39,150 Ratings, 3,074 Text Reviews, 178 Editions


77. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

First Published in 1955, 4.07 Average Rating, 43,781 Ratings, 726 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


78. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham

First Published in 1956, 4.17 Average Rating, 44,319 Ratings, 637 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


79. Junky by William S. Burroughs, Oliver Harris, Allen Ginsberg

First Published in 1953, 3.85 Average Rating, 39,031 Ratings, 1,201 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


80. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

First Published in 1959, 4.19 Average Rating, 40,023 Ratings, 1,163 Text Reviews, 90 Editions


81. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introductionby J.D. Salinger

First Published in 1955, 4.11 Average Rating, 36,751 Ratings, 1,373 Text Reviews, 89 Editions


82. Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1) by Ray Bradbury

First Published in 1957, 4.08 Average Rating, 32,867 Ratings, 3,226 Text Reviews, 136 Editions


83. Psycho by Robert Bloch

First Published in 1959, 4.09 Average Rating, 36,153 Ratings, 1,437 Text Reviews, 1 Editions


84. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

First Published in 1950, 4.12 Average Rating, 36,007 Ratings, 2,706 Text Reviews, 114 Editions


85. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1956, 4.19 Average Rating, 36,758 Ratings, 3,172 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


86. The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)by Patricia Highsmith

First Published in 1955, 3.93 Average Rating, 16,536 Ratings, 2,155 Text Reviews, 139 Editions


87. Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1952, 3.85 Average Rating, 34,362 Ratings, 1,365 Text Reviews, 91 Editions


88. Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1955, 4.14 Average Rating, 33,698 Ratings, 1,156 Text Reviews, 77 Editions

89. Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

First Published in 1955, 4.3 Average Rating, 33,398 Ratings, 933 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


90. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, Monica Ali

First Published in 1951, 3.96 Average Rating, 29,372 Ratings, 3,089 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


91. The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Robert Stone

First Published in 1955, 3.96 Average Rating, 30,395 Ratings, 2,105 Text Reviews, 135 Editions


92. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

First Published in 1955, 4.18 Average Rating, 30,741 Ratings, 3,103 Text Reviews, 75 Editions

93. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Barbara Shook Hazen, Robert Lewis May, Richard Scarry

First Published in 1958, 4.3 Average Rating, 33,355 Ratings, 83 Text Reviews, 13 Editions

94. The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm, Peter D. Kramer, Rainer Funk

First Published in 1956, 4.01 Average Rating, 29,048 Ratings, 1,269 Text Reviews, 172 Editions


95. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

First Published in 1955, 3.92 Average Rating, 29,364 Ratings, 1,523 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


96. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, Neil Gaiman

First Published in 1955, 4.13 Average Rating, 29,055 Ratings, 1,955 Text Reviews, 84 Editions


97. The Naked Sun (Robot #2) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1957, 4.12 Average Rating, 26,532 Ratings, 913 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


98. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1955, 4.21 Average Rating, 26,560 Ratings, 1,433 Text Reviews, 123 Editions

99. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

First Published in 1959, 4.07 Average Rating, 28,386 Ratings, 2,480 Text Reviews, 49 Editions


100. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

First Published in 1959, 3.96 Average Rating, 25,332 Ratings, 1,317 Text Reviews, 192 Editions


101. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

First Published in 1953, 4 Average Rating, 27,845 Ratings, 1,414 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


102. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1950, 3.96 Average Rating, 25,811 Ratings, 1,199 Text Reviews, 201 Editions


103. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

First Published in 1953, 4.24 Average Rating, 25,504 Ratings, 1,615 Text Reviews, 1 Editions


104. Half Magic (Tales of Magic, #1) by Edward Eager, N.M. Bodecker

First Published in 1954, 3.94 Average Rating, 28,580 Ratings, 1,264 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


105. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

First Published in 1956, 4.21 Average Rating, 24,202 Ratings, 2,249 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


106. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

First Published in 1956, 4.21 Average Rating, 28,617 Ratings, 312 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


107. The 101 Dalmatians (The Hundred and One Dalmatians, #1) by Dodie Smith, Michael Dooling

First Published in 1956, 4.11 Average Rating, 27,717 Ratings, 634 Text Reviews, 89 Editions

108. 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1957, 3.92 Average Rating, 23,416 Ratings, 1,254 Text Reviews, 233 Editions


109. Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill

First Published in 1956, 4.07 Average Rating, 27,215 Ratings, 669 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


110. The First Four Years (Little House, #9) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

First Published in 1953, 3.88 Average Rating, 24,180 Ratings, 749 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


111. On the Beach by Nevil Shute

First Published in 1957, 3.92 Average Rating, 24,401 Ratings, 1,837 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


112. The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley

First Published in 1956, 3.96 Average Rating, 24,213 Ratings, 840 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


113. Le Petit Nicolas (Le petit Nicolas, #1)by René Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempé

First Published in 1959, 4.13 Average Rating, 24,796 Ratings, 514 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


114. Yertle the Turtle and Other Storiesby Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1958, 4.13 Average Rating, 24,972 Ratings, 480 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


115. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden, Susan Sontag

First Published in 1955, 4.04 Average Rating, 20,450 Ratings, 1,716 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


116. The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle, John Dickson Carr

First Published in 1954, 4.4 Average Rating, 26,232 Ratings, 75 Text Reviews, 17 Editions


117. The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1951, 3.86 Average Rating, 24,641 Ratings, 511 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


118. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

First Published in 1952, 3.93 Average Rating, 16,348 Ratings, 2,522 Text Reviews, 108 Editions


119. Danny and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book) by Syd Hoff

First Published in 1958, 4 Average Rating, 24,985 Ratings, 303 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


120. The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler

First Published in 1953, 4.23 Average Rating, 22,503 Ratings, 1,509 Text Reviews, 152 Editions


121. Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

First Published in 1953, 4.24 Average Rating, 24,495 Ratings, 364 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


122. Katherine by Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory

First Published in 1954, 4.18 Average Rating, 22,577 Ratings, 1,669 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


123. My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1) by Gerald Durrell, Helma Lapiņa

First Published in 1956, 4.27 Average Rating, 20,057 Ratings, 1,892 Text Reviews, 138 Editions


124. Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

First Published in 1950, 4.36 Average Rating, 21,692 Ratings, 677 Text Reviews, 32 Editions

125. The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book) by Diane Muldrow, J.P. Miller

First Published in 1954, 4.2 Average Rating, 22,932 Ratings, 269 Text Reviews, 14 Editions


126. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1958, 3.83 Average Rating, 22,229 Ratings, 432 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


127. 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings

First Published in 1954, 4.32 Average Rating, 22,346 Ratings, 387 Text Reviews, 8 Editions


128. Henry Huggins (Henry Huggins, #1)by Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray

First Published in 1950, 3.97 Average Rating, 21,823 Ratings, 496 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


129. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

First Published in 1953, 3.99 Average Rating, 20,685 Ratings, 975 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


130. From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5)by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1957, 3.88 Average Rating, 19,802 Ratings, 860 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


131. Have Space Suit — Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1958, 3.89 Average Rating, 20,260 Ratings, 743 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


132. Anatomy for the Artist by Jenő Barcsay

First Published in 1953, 3.97 Average Rating, 21,640 Ratings, 24 Text Reviews, 14 Editions


133. The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke

First Published in 1956, 4.08 Average Rating, 19,032 Ratings, 683 Text Reviews, 96 Editions


134. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

First Published in 1951, 3.92 Average Rating, 9,557 Ratings, 2,163 Text Reviews, 130 Editions


135. Eloise by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight

First Published in 1955, 4.2 Average Rating, 19,765 Ratings, 440 Text Reviews, 29 Editions


136. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

First Published in 1952, 3.88 Average Rating, 18,053 Ratings, 1,675 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


137. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, David Lodge

First Published in 1954, 3.79 Average Rating, 17,448 Ratings, 1,430 Text Reviews, 76 Editions


138. A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1953, 3.83 Average Rating, 17,513 Ratings, 762 Text Reviews, 169 Editions


139. Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot, #32) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1959, 3.82 Average Rating, 17,221 Ratings, 795 Text Reviews, 170 Editions


140. The Manchurian Candidate (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Richard Condon

First Published in 1959, 4.09 Average Rating, 19,205 Ratings, 295 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


141. All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family, #1) by Sydney Taylor

First Published in 1951, 4.23 Average Rating, 18,383 Ratings, 759 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


142. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

First Published in 1950, 4.16 Average Rating, 16,282 Ratings, 2,284 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


143. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino, Archibald Colquhoun

First Published in 1957, 4.06 Average Rating, 13,221 Ratings, 931 Text Reviews, 110 Editions


144. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

First Published in 1958, 3.94 Average Rating, 15,460 Ratings, 1,177 Text Reviews, 119 Editions


145. The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1957, 4 Average Rating, 15,298 Ratings, 829 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


146. The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant, #5) by Josephine Tey

First Published in 1951, 3.95 Average Rating, 15,626 Ratings, 2,224 Text Reviews, 104 Editions


147. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, Susan Einzig

First Published in 1958, 4.05 Average Rating, 16,398 Ratings, 532 Text Reviews, 69 Editions


148. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

First Published in 1955, 3.96 Average Rating, 16,418 Ratings, 671 Text Reviews, 27 Editions


149. Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1954, 3.62 Average Rating, 14,230 Ratings, 1,146 Text Reviews, 135 Editions


150. Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, David Mamet

First Published in 1954, 4.07 Average Rating, 15,986 Ratings, 776 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


151. Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan

First Published in 1954, 3.62 Average Rating, 12,355 Ratings, 1,131 Text Reviews, 171 Editions


152. Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

First Published in 1956, 4.38 Average Rating, 16,487 Ratings, 348 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


153. أولاد حارتنا by Naguib Mahfouz, نجيب محفوظ

First Published in 1959, 4.1 Average Rating, 14,860 Ratings, 1,938 Text Reviews, 42 Editions

154. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

First Published in 1951, 4.23 Average Rating, 15,820 Ratings, 729 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


155. After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot, #29) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1953, 3.84 Average Rating, 13,569 Ratings, 767 Text Reviews, 180 Editions


156. Frosty the Snow Man by Jane Werner Watson, Corinne Malvern

First Published in 1950, 4.25 Average Rating, 16,375 Ratings, 53 Text Reviews, 14 Editions

157. Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans

First Published in 1956, 4.27 Average Rating, 16,180 Ratings, 118 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


158. They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple, #6)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1952, 3.74 Average Rating, 13,214 Ratings, 695 Text Reviews, 169 Editions


159. Methuselah’s Children by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1958, 3.98 Average Rating, 15,028 Ratings, 219 Text Reviews, 22 Editions

160. The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book) by Marian Potter

First Published in 1953, 4.21 Average Rating, 15,978 Ratings, 85 Text Reviews, 5 Editions


161. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

First Published in 1959, 4.31 Average Rating, 14,949 Ratings, 416 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


162. Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

First Published in 1955, 3.88 Average Rating, 14,700 Ratings, 559 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


163. Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1956, 3.88 Average Rating, 14,661 Ratings, 511 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


164. Curious George Rides a Bike by H.A. Rey

First Published in 1952, 4.24 Average Rating, 15,461 Ratings, 115 Text Reviews, 21 Editions


165. Goldfinger (James Bond, #7) by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1959, 3.8 Average Rating, 13,267 Ratings, 689 Text Reviews, 131 Editions


166. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Archibald Colquhoun

First Published in 1958, 3.99 Average Rating, 9,664 Ratings, 1,079 Text Reviews, 219 Editions


167. Moonraker (James Bond, #3) by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1955, 3.7 Average Rating, 12,016 Ratings, 905 Text Reviews, 117 Editions


168. All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

First Published in 1959, 4.28 Average Rating, 13,710 Ratings, 893 Text Reviews, 20 Editions


169. Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

First Published in 1956, 3.85 Average Rating, 12,439 Ratings, 847 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


170. Story of O (Story of O #1) by Pauline Réage, Sabine d’Estree

First Published in 1954, 3.34 Average Rating, 10,922 Ratings, 1,270 Text Reviews, 124 Editions

171. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov, David Lodge

First Published in 1953, 3.9 Average Rating, 11,538 Ratings, 986 Text Reviews, 90 Editions


172. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

First Published in 1952, 3.9 Average Rating, 12,425 Ratings, 1,046 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


173. From Here to Eternity by James Jones

First Published in 1951, 4.09 Average Rating, 13,106 Ratings, 345 Text Reviews, 59 Editions


174. Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas

First Published in 1952, 4.2 Average Rating, 13,188 Ratings, 213 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


175. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens

First Published in 1953, 3.84 Average Rating, 12,830 Ratings, 824 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


176. A Night to Remember by Walter Lord, Nathaniel Philbrick

First Published in 1955, 4 Average Rating, 11,475 Ratings, 983 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


177. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch

First Published in 1950, 3.99 Average Rating, 13,241 Ratings, 273 Text Reviews, 46 Editions


178. Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire #3) by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1950, 3.85 Average Rating, 11,335 Ratings, 522 Text Reviews, 15 Editions

179. Pygmalion & My Fair Lady by George Bernard Shaw, Alan Jay Lerner

First Published in 1956, 4.24 Average Rating, 13,318 Ratings, 63 Text Reviews, 13 Editions


180. Doctor No (James Bond, #6) by Ian Fleming

First Published in 1958, 3.76 Average Rating, 10,569 Ratings, 686 Text Reviews, 127 Editions



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