Best Books of the Decade: 1960’s


1960–1969

By Number of Ratings on Goodreads

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1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

First Published in 1960, 4.25 Average Rating, 3,198,671 Ratings, 72,586 Text Reviews, 487 Editions


2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1969, 4.06 Average Rating, 846,488 Ratings, 19,646 Text Reviews, 241 Editions


3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

First Published in 1964, 4.38 Average Rating, 702,332 Ratings, 14,368 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

First Published in 1967, 4.06 Average Rating, 659,248 Ratings, 22,662 Text Reviews, 156 Editions


5. A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle

First Published in 1962, 4.04 Average Rating, 615,907 Ratings, 19,413 Text Reviews, 165 Editions


6. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

First Published in 1963, 4.22 Average Rating, 620,618 Ratings, 9,102 Text Reviews, 110 Editions


7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

First Published in 1961, 3.98 Average Rating, 563,265 Ratings, 13,734 Text Reviews, 251 Editions


8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa

First Published in 1967, 4.04 Average Rating, 490,565 Ratings, 21,671 Text Reviews, 555 Editions


9. Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1965, 4.19 Average Rating, 485,032 Ratings, 13,239 Text Reviews, 241 Editions


10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

First Published in 1962, 4.18 Average Rating, 491,642 Ratings, 7,855 Text Reviews, 275 Editions


11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1964, 4.1 Average Rating, 453,959 Ratings, 8,473 Text Reviews, 338 Editions


12. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, לאה נאור

First Published in 1960, 4.29 Average Rating, 457,475 Ratings, 7,370 Text Reviews, 72 Editions


13. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

First Published in 1962, 3.98 Average Rating, 431,195 Ratings, 9,958 Text Reviews, 283 Editions


14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

First Published in 1963, 3.98 Average Rating, 401,605 Ratings, 15,963 Text Reviews, 246 Editions


15. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

First Published in 1965, 4.05 Average Rating, 381,652 Ratings, 11,754 Text Reviews, 223 Editions


16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

First Published in 1966, 4.07 Average Rating, 313,044 Ratings, 11,328 Text Reviews, 163 Editions


17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book by Eric Carle

First Published in 1969, 4.29 Average Rating, 296,952 Ratings, 5,760 Text Reviews, 162 Editions


18. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1961, 3.99 Average Rating, 270,402 Ratings, 5,120 Text Reviews, 182 Editions


19. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

First Published in 1969, 4.19 Average Rating, 270,859 Ratings, 6,666 Text Reviews, 107 Editions


20. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

First Published in 1961, 4.04 Average Rating, 268,548 Ratings, 8,725 Text Reviews, 69 Editions


21. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1963, 4.18 Average Rating, 238,940 Ratings, 8,050 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


22. The Godfather by Mario Puzo, Robert Thompson, Peter Bart

First Published in 1969, 4.36 Average Rating, 256,480 Ratings, 5,832 Text Reviews, 259 Editions


23. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1) by Scott O’Dell

First Published in 1960, 3.8 Average Rating, 236,015 Ratings, 6,699 Text Reviews, 127 Editions


24. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny

First Published in 1968, 4.08 Average Rating, 223,828 Ratings, 8,330 Text Reviews, 221 Editions


25. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1961, 3.91 Average Rating, 220,301 Ratings, 6,293 Text Reviews, 130 Editions


26. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

First Published in 1961, 4.22 Average Rating, 178,432 Ratings, 8,011 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


27. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke

First Published in 1968, 4.12 Average Rating, 170,841 Ratings, 3,722 Text Reviews, 221 Editions


28. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

First Published in 1969, 3.87 Average Rating, 173,186 Ratings, 2,555 Text Reviews, 122 Editions


29. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

First Published in 1960, 4.16 Average Rating, 174,204 Ratings, 1,864 Text Reviews, 44 Editions

30. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)by Ursula K. Le Guin

First Published in 1968, 3.99 Average Rating, 155,042 Ratings, 5,357 Text Reviews, 157 Editions


31. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

First Published in 1961, 3.98 Average Rating, 152,906 Ratings, 5,297 Text Reviews, 125 Editions


32. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Katherine Tiernan O’Connor, Diana Burgin, Ellendea Proffer

First Published in 1967, 4.32 Average Rating, 131,389 Ratings, 7,365 Text Reviews, 586 Editions


33. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

First Published in 1967, 4.15 Average Rating, 134,537 Ratings, 5,440 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


34. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

First Published in 1965, 4.29 Average Rating, 124,805 Ratings, 3,951 Text Reviews, 105 Editions


35. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

First Published in 1967, 4.19 Average Rating, 125,668 Ratings, 2,731 Text Reviews, 77 Editions


36. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1960, 4.12 Average Rating, 117,582 Ratings, 2,074 Text Reviews, 49 Editions

37. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

First Published in 1962, 3.66 Average Rating, 84,180 Ratings, 7,689 Text Reviews, 196 Editions


38. Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1) by Anne McCaffrey, Teodor Panasiński

First Published in 1968, 4.1 Average Rating, 95,378 Ratings, 2,385 Text Reviews, 99 Editions


39. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

First Published in 1964, 4.04 Average Rating, 69,992 Ratings, 6,350 Text Reviews, 208 Editions


40. Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2)by Frank Herbert

First Published in 1969, 3.86 Average Rating, 82,580 Ratings, 2,283 Text Reviews, 140 Editions


41. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

First Published in 1966, 4.17 Average Rating, 80,366 Ratings, 2,783 Text Reviews, 105 Editions


42. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

First Published in 1967, 3.96 Average Rating, 78,766 Ratings, 2,256 Text Reviews, 146 Editions


43. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

First Published in 1962, 4.13 Average Rating, 81,914 Ratings, 2,282 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


44. The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1) by Peter S. Beagle

First Published in 1968, 4.18 Average Rating, 76,277 Ratings, 3,358 Text Reviews, 73 Editions


45. Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)by Louise Fitzhugh

First Published in 1964, 3.96 Average Rating, 77,575 Ratings, 1,980 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


46. The Chosen by Chaim Potok

First Published in 1967, 4.03 Average Rating, 70,701 Ratings, 3,495 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


47. Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia #1)by Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel

First Published in 1963, 4.15 Average Rating, 72,329 Ratings, 831 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


48. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Lech Jęczmyk

First Published in 1969, 4.05 Average Rating, 61,888 Ratings, 4,708 Text Reviews, 127 Editions


49. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, H.T. Willetts

First Published in 1962, 3.94 Average Rating, 61,678 Ratings, 2,915 Text Reviews, 264 Editions


50. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury

First Published in 1962, 3.95 Average Rating, 64,813 Ratings, 4,526 Text Reviews, 136 Editions


51. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Henry Popkin

First Published in 1966, 4.06 Average Rating, 67,077 Ratings, 1,541 Text Reviews, 43 Editions


52. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer

First Published in 1960, 4.15 Average Rating, 64,391 Ratings, 1,943 Text Reviews, 1 Editions


53. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

First Published in 1961, 4.08 Average Rating, 66,360 Ratings, 1,307 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


54. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

First Published in 1961, 3.89 Average Rating, 56,550 Ratings, 5,947 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


55. The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1) by Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling, Tracy Dockray

First Published in 1965, 3.9 Average Rating, 61,754 Ratings, 1,419 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


56. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

First Published in 1963, 4.09 Average Rating, 58,925 Ratings, 536 Text Reviews, 38 Editions


57. The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander

First Published in 1964, 4 Average Rating, 56,593 Ratings, 2,416 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


58. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

First Published in 1968, 3.92 Average Rating, 54,848 Ratings, 1,529 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


59. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Marlowe

First Published in 1960, 4.14 Average Rating, 57,265 Ratings, 304 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


60. Ubik by Philip K. Dick, David Alabort, Manuel Espín

First Published in 1969, 4.1 Average Rating, 48,256 Ratings, 2,957 Text Reviews, 151 Editions


61. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1961, 4.21 Average Rating, 52,249 Ratings, 2,195 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


62. Stoner by John Williams, John McGahern

First Published in 1965, 4.28 Average Rating, 42,869 Ratings, 6,927 Text Reviews, 112 Editions


63. The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1961, 4.31 Average Rating, 52,954 Ratings, 809 Text Reviews, 18 Editions

64. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

First Published in 1966, 3.7 Average Rating, 48,692 Ratings, 3,489 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


65. Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2) by Beverly Cleary

First Published in 1968, 4.04 Average Rating, 52,242 Ratings, 1,082 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


66. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent

First Published in 1968, 4.21 Average Rating, 52,536 Ratings, 761 Text Reviews, 40 Editions


67. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, Garth Williams

First Published in 1960, 4.01 Average Rating, 49,987 Ratings, 1,283 Text Reviews, 59 Editions


68. Travels with Charley: In Search of Americaby John Steinbeck

First Published in 1962, 4.07 Average Rating, 45,856 Ratings, 3,737 Text Reviews, 123 Editions


69. We Have Always Lived in the Castleby Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem

First Published in 1962, 4.05 Average Rating, 43,602 Ratings, 6,521 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


70. The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2) by Lloyd Alexander

First Published in 1965, 4.13 Average Rating, 49,138 Ratings, 1,167 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


71. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

First Published in 1960, 4.12 Average Rating, 47,324 Ratings, 2,065 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


72. Solaris by Stanisław Lem

First Published in 1961, 3.97 Average Rating, 41,249 Ratings, 2,268 Text Reviews, 7 Editions

73. The Time Machine/The Invisible Manby H.G. Wells, Alfred MacAdam

First Published in 1968, 4.08 Average Rating, 47,600 Ratings, 217 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


74. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

First Published in 1962, 4.09 Average Rating, 45,045 Ratings, 1,096 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


75. The Spy Who Came In from the Coldby John le Carré

First Published in 1963, 4.05 Average Rating, 37,557 Ratings, 2,712 Text Reviews, 216 Editions

76. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1965, 3.94 Average Rating, 40,353 Ratings, 1,444 Text Reviews, 80 Editions


77. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

First Published in 1966, 3.56 Average Rating, 21,053 Ratings, 3,625 Text Reviews, 97 Editions


78. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1965, 4.04 Average Rating, 40,369 Ratings, 1,044 Text Reviews, 33 Editions

79. Papillon by Henri Charrière

First Published in 1969, 4.23 Average Rating, 39,073 Ratings, 1,421 Text Reviews, 163 Editions


80. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

First Published in 1960, 4.16 Average Rating, 42,094 Ratings, 712 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


81. The High King (The Chronicles of Prydain #5) by Lloyd Alexander

First Published in 1968, 4.26 Average Rating, 41,448 Ratings, 897 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


82. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

First Published in 1968, 4.13 Average Rating, 40,071 Ratings, 1,489 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


83. Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1) by John Updike

First Published in 1960, 3.57 Average Rating, 39,485 Ratings, 2,641 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


84. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth, Luca Marinelli

First Published in 1969, 3.69 Average Rating, 35,855 Ratings, 2,104 Text Reviews, 127 Editions


85. Christy by Catherine Marshall

First Published in 1967, 4.2 Average Rating, 37,963 Ratings, 1,342 Text Reviews, 38 Editions


86. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway

First Published in 1969, 3.75 Average Rating, 34,120 Ratings, 2,441 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


87. Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1963, 3.95 Average Rating, 37,324 Ratings, 1,023 Text Reviews, 32 Editions

88. The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey, H.A. Rey

First Published in 1969, 4.23 Average Rating, 39,453 Ratings, 165 Text Reviews, 21 Editions


89. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

First Published in 1960, 4.13 Average Rating, 38,809 Ratings, 375 Text Reviews, 17 Editions


90. Peter Pan (A Little Golden Book) by Eugene Bradley Coco, Ron Dias, Walt Disney Company

First Published in 1960, 4.32 Average Rating, 38,907 Ratings, 76 Text Reviews, 3 Editions


91. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

First Published in 1969, 3.85 Average Rating, 34,897 Ratings, 1,237 Text Reviews, 137 Editions


92. Ariel by Sylvia Plath

First Published in 1965, 4.23 Average Rating, 35,566 Ratings, 1,072 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


93. The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1–4) by A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

First Published in 1961, 4.49 Average Rating, 37,312 Ratings, 249 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


94. The Gashlycrumb Tinies (The Vinegar Works, #1) by Edward Gorey

First Published in 1963, 4.23 Average Rating, 37,054 Ratings, 682 Text Reviews, 8 Editions


95. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1961, 4.26 Average Rating, 35,913 Ratings, 1,930 Text Reviews, 87 Editions


96. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill

First Published in 1963, 4.2 Average Rating, 37,349 Ratings, 441 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


97. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie

First Published in 1962, 4.18 Average Rating, 35,147 Ratings, 1,674 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


98. The Greatest Salesman in the Worldby Og Mandino

First Published in 1968, 4.19 Average Rating, 35,971 Ratings, 969 Text Reviews, 100 Editions


99. Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper

First Published in 1965, 3.85 Average Rating, 34,020 Ratings, 1,732 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


100. The Magus by John Fowles

First Published in 1965, 4.04 Average Rating, 32,914 Ratings, 2,038 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


101. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

First Published in 1966, 3.7 Average Rating, 25,210 Ratings, 2,632 Text Reviews, 79 Editions

102. The Collector by John Fowles

First Published in 1963, 3.99 Average Rating, 32,129 Ratings, 2,315 Text Reviews, 123 Editions


103. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

First Published in 1969, 4.14 Average Rating, 36,260 Ratings, 1,208 Text Reviews, 50 Editions


104. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean, Clint Willis

First Published in 1967, 4.12 Average Rating, 35,233 Ratings, 321 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


105. Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2) by James Clavell

First Published in 1966, 4.25 Average Rating, 34,158 Ratings, 721 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


106. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

First Published in 1969, 4.1 Average Rating, 31,215 Ratings, 2,471 Text Reviews, 104 Editions


107. Mastering the Art of French Cookingby Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle

First Published in 1961, 4.33 Average Rating, 34,055 Ratings, 434 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


108. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! (Bright and Early Board Books) by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1963, 4.07 Average Rating, 27,116 Ratings, 1,103 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


109. The Poetry of Robert Frost (Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged) by Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem

First Published in 1969, 4.23 Average Rating, 33,525 Ratings, 327 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


110. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Sagaby Hunter S. Thompson

First Published in 1966, 4 Average Rating, 27,819 Ratings, 1,173 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


111. The Source by James A. Michener

First Published in 1965, 4.3 Average Rating, 31,499 Ratings, 1,092 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


112. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1960, 4.16 Average Rating, 29,684 Ratings, 1,109 Text Reviews, 85 Editions

113. Curious George Goes to the Hospitalby Margret Rey, H.A. Rey

First Published in 1966, 4.22 Average Rating, 32,218 Ratings, 127 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


114. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Encyclopedia Brown, #1) by Donald J. Sobol

First Published in 1963, 4.03 Average Rating, 30,283 Ratings, 582 Text Reviews, 38 Editions


115. Airport by Arthur Hailey

First Published in 1968, 3.92 Average Rating, 30,040 Ratings, 324 Text Reviews, 76 Editions


116. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

First Published in 1961, 3.76 Average Rating, 26,538 Ratings, 1,752 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


117. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw

First Published in 1961, 3.99 Average Rating, 28,050 Ratings, 1,538 Text Reviews, 129 Editions


118. Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain #4) by Lloyd Alexander

First Published in 1967, 4.14 Average Rating, 29,544 Ratings, 781 Text Reviews, 60 Editions


119. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

First Published in 1962, 4.19 Average Rating, 26,377 Ratings, 1,865 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


120. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

First Published in 1968, 3.94 Average Rating, 27,784 Ratings, 849 Text Reviews, 112 Editions

121. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

First Published in 1968, 4.22 Average Rating, 27,723 Ratings, 1,826 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


122. Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds (Story of Elsa, #1) by Joy Adamson

First Published in 1960, 4.17 Average Rating, 28,820 Ratings, 229 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


123. Betty Crocker’s Cookbook by Betty Crocker

First Published in 1969, 4.25 Average Rating, 27,892 Ratings, 266 Text Reviews, 76 Editions


124. Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo LeSieg, Roy McKie

First Published in 1961, 4.11 Average Rating, 28,034 Ratings, 471 Text Reviews, 16 Editions


125. The Castle of Llyr (The Chronicles of Prydain #3) by Lloyd Alexander

First Published in 1966, 4.07 Average Rating, 27,425 Ratings, 738 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


126. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

First Published in 1969, 4.15 Average Rating, 28,024 Ratings, 234 Text Reviews, 51 Editions


127. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

First Published in 1964, 4.2 Average Rating, 27,933 Ratings, 382 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


128. The Egypt Game (Game, #1) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

First Published in 1967, 3.81 Average Rating, 26,657 Ratings, 1,140 Text Reviews, 25 Editions


129. True Grit by Charles Portis

First Published in 1968, 4.12 Average Rating, 21,199 Ratings, 3,761 Text Reviews, 94 Editions


130. King Rat (Asian Saga, #4) by James Clavell

First Published in 1962, 4.1 Average Rating, 25,071 Ratings, 646 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


131. The Cay (The Cay, #1) by Theodore Taylor

First Published in 1969, 3.74 Average Rating, 25,832 Ratings, 2,041 Text Reviews, 41 Editions


132. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Xan Fielding

First Published in 1963, 3.91 Average Rating, 22,742 Ratings, 1,025 Text Reviews, 129 Editions


133. The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Robert Bloch

First Published in 1963, 4.31 Average Rating, 25,841 Ratings, 523 Text Reviews, 8 Editions


134. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months (The Nutshell Library) by Maurice Sendak

First Published in 1962, 4.25 Average Rating, 25,523 Ratings, 386 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


135. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward O. Wilson

First Published in 1962, 3.94 Average Rating, 24,027 Ratings, 1,415 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


136. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Hannah Green, Joanne Greenberg

First Published in 1964, 3.85 Average Rating, 22,420 Ratings, 727 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


137. Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)by P.D. James

First Published in 1962, 3.94 Average Rating, 22,941 Ratings, 889 Text Reviews, 88 Editions


138. Sounder by William H. Armstrong, James Barkley

First Published in 1969, 3.96 Average Rating, 24,061 Ratings, 919 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


139. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who…, #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun

First Published in 1966, 3.84 Average Rating, 23,114 Ratings, 956 Text Reviews, 50 Editions


140. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, Eric Gurney

First Published in 1969, 4.22 Average Rating, 24,029 Ratings, 364 Text Reviews, 13 Editions


141. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber

First Published in 1965, 4.13 Average Rating, 24,284 Ratings, 175 Text Reviews, 17 Editions


142. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill

First Published in 1964, 4.32 Average Rating, 22,970 Ratings, 603 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


143. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick

First Published in 1965, 4.01 Average Rating, 20,140 Ratings, 1,114 Text Reviews, 112 Editions


144. The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites (Bright and Early Board Books) by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1968, 3.99 Average Rating, 22,268 Ratings, 761 Text Reviews, 26 Editions


145. Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, Aram Saroyan

First Published in 1962, 3.86 Average Rating, 21,875 Ratings, 865 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


146. Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates, James E. Irby, André Maurois

First Published in 1962, 4.46 Average Rating, 20,237 Ratings, 1,062 Text Reviews, 36 Editions


147. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

First Published in 1969, 3.67 Average Rating, 21,440 Ratings, 1,267 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


148. Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, Garth Williams

First Published in 1960, 4.14 Average Rating, 22,865 Ratings, 246 Text Reviews, 26 Editions


149. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple, #9) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1962, 3.89 Average Rating, 20,177 Ratings, 808 Text Reviews, 186 Editions


150. The Pigman (The Pigman, #1) by Paul Zindel

First Published in 1968, 3.58 Average Rating, 21,278 Ratings, 1,156 Text Reviews, 44 Editions


151. The Dragonriders of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern, #1–3) by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1968, 4.22 Average Rating, 18,896 Ratings, 424 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


152. History of Art by H.W. Janson, Anthony F. Janson

First Published in 1962, 3.8 Average Rating, 22,146 Ratings, 96 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


153. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, Ian McMahan

First Published in 1962, 4.12 Average Rating, 16,951 Ratings, 1,054 Text Reviews, 199 Editions


154. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, Sönmez Güven

First Published in 1967, 4.1 Average Rating, 20,227 Ratings, 1,100 Text Reviews, 66 Editions


155. The Magic Finger (Young Puffin Developing Reader) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

First Published in 1966, 3.66 Average Rating, 19,018 Ratings, 1,150 Text Reviews, 89 Editions


156. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, Kıvanç Güney

First Published in 1963, 4.45 Average Rating, 19,816 Ratings, 1,450 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


157. Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

First Published in 1966, 3.89 Average Rating, 20,415 Ratings, 303 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


158. Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, Gregory Rabassa

First Published in 1963, 4.25 Average Rating, 10,309 Ratings, 1,338 Text Reviews, 191 Editions


159. The Joke by Milan Kundera

First Published in 1967, 3.99 Average Rating, 16,464 Ratings, 822 Text Reviews, 134 Editions


160. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

First Published in 1968, 4.24 Average Rating, 17,787 Ratings, 1,571 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


161. Mila 18 by Leon Uris

First Published in 1961, 4.27 Average Rating, 19,323 Ratings, 471 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


162. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

First Published in 1961, 3.7 Average Rating, 18,655 Ratings, 1,579 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


163. On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

First Published in 1969, 4.15 Average Rating, 17,937 Ratings, 365 Text Reviews, 64 Editions


164. A Fish Out of Water by Helen Marion Palmer, P.D. Eastman

First Published in 1961, 4.21 Average Rating, 19,536 Ratings, 194 Text Reviews, 12 Editions


165. Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

First Published in 1967, 4.25 Average Rating, 17,709 Ratings, 1,007 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


166. Swimmy by Leo Lionni

First Published in 1963, 4.13 Average Rating, 19,168 Ratings, 525 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


167. El coronel no tiene quien le escribaby Gabriel García Márquez

First Published in 1961, 3.71 Average Rating, 13,206 Ratings, 916 Text Reviews, 177 Editions


168. Games People Play by Eric Berne

First Published in 1964, 3.81 Average Rating, 17,035 Ratings, 596 Text Reviews, 79 Editions

169. The Ship Who Sang (Brainship, #1)by Anne McCaffrey

First Published in 1969, 4 Average Rating, 18,613 Ratings, 337 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


170. Hallowe’en Party (Hercule Poirot, #36) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1969, 3.66 Average Rating, 14,932 Ratings, 1,078 Text Reviews, 172 Editions


171. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

First Published in 1963, 4.19 Average Rating, 17,045 Ratings, 803 Text Reviews, 67 Editions


172. Stormy, Misty’s Foal (Misty, #3) by Marguerite Henry

First Published in 1963, 4.06 Average Rating, 17,412 Ratings, 142 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


173. Collected Poems, 1909–1962 by T.S. Eliot

First Published in 1963, 4.29 Average Rating, 17,192 Ratings, 178 Text Reviews, 25 Editions


174. Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung, Aniela Jaffé, Richard Winston, Clara Winston

First Published in 1961, 4.19 Average Rating, 16,810 Ratings, 453 Text Reviews, 71 Editions


175. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr., Gilbert Sorrentino

First Published in 1964, 3.94 Average Rating, 15,491 Ratings, 968 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


176. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

First Published in 1964, 4.11 Average Rating, 14,554 Ratings, 1,305 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


177. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

First Published in 1962, 3.98 Average Rating, 15,950 Ratings, 838 Text Reviews, 85 Editions


178. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, Myra Bergman Ramos, Donaldo Macedo, Richard Shaull

First Published in 1968, 4.25 Average Rating, 16,401 Ratings, 939 Text Reviews, 59 Editions


179. Frédéric by Leo Lionni

First Published in 1967, 4.19 Average Rating, 16,222 Ratings, 401 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


180. Asterix the Gaul (Asterix, #1) by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Anthea Bell, Derek Hockridge

First Published in 1960, 4.18 Average Rating, 16,011 Ratings, 339 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


181. A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1964, 3.77 Average Rating, 14,459 Ratings, 787 Text Reviews, 162 Editions


182. At Bertram’s Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1965, 3.7 Average Rating, 14,221 Ratings, 795 Text Reviews, 1 Editions

183. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) by Peter F. Drucker

First Published in 1966, 4.11 Average Rating, 16,326 Ratings, 378 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


184. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman

First Published in 1966, 4.14 Average Rating, 15,666 Ratings, 1,251 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


185. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

First Published in 1969, 3.99 Average Rating, 15,443 Ratings, 385 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


186. Island by Aldous Huxley

First Published in 1962, 3.87 Average Rating, 14,440 Ratings, 1,001 Text Reviews, 118 Editions


187. West Side Story by Irving Shulman

First Published in 1961, 4.12 Average Rating, 16,593 Ratings, 94 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


188. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

First Published in 1964, 4.24 Average Rating, 15,502 Ratings, 1,069 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


189. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, Anna Quindlen

First Published in 1963, 3.85 Average Rating, 9,823 Ratings, 1,137 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


190. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

First Published in 1961, 3.93 Average Rating, 15,507 Ratings, 1,465 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


191. A Case of Need by Jeffery Hudson, Michael Crichton

First Published in 1968, 3.6 Average Rating, 14,109 Ratings, 563 Text Reviews, 57 Editions


192. V. by Thomas Pynchon

First Published in 1963, 3.97 Average Rating, 13,485 Ratings, 824 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


193. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński

First Published in 1965, 3.94 Average Rating, 14,284 Ratings, 1,113 Text Reviews, 84 Editions


194. The Littles by John Lawrence Peterson, Roberta Carter Clark

First Published in 1967, 3.98 Average Rating, 15,650 Ratings, 225 Text Reviews, 9 Editions


195. The Water is Wide: A Memoir by Pat Conroy

First Published in 1969, 4.09 Average Rating, 13,513 Ratings, 1,124 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


196. Herzog by Saul Bellow, Philip Roth

First Published in 1964, 3.79 Average Rating, 14,324 Ratings, 843 Text Reviews, 108 Editions


197. The Clocks (Hercule Poirot, #34) by Agatha Christie, Robin Bailey

First Published in 1963, 3.71 Average Rating, 12,335 Ratings, 661 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


198. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

First Published in 1962, 3.75 Average Rating, 13,790 Ratings, 1,267 Text Reviews, 96 Editions


199. Inside, Outside, Upside Down (Berenstain Bears Bright and Early Board Book) by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

First Published in 1968, 4.13 Average Rating, 15,032 Ratings, 124 Text Reviews, 11 Editions


200. Way Station by Clifford D. Simak

First Published in 1963, 4.03 Average Rating, 12,087 Ratings, 725 Text Reviews, 60 Editions



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