Reading in the 1950s

The Adventures of Augie March.  Saul Bellow

Advise and Consent.  Allen Drury

Anatomy of a Murder.  Robert Traver

 Andersonville.  MacKinlay Kantor

The Arrangement.  Elia Kazan

Atlas Shrugged.  Ayn Rand

Auntie Mame.  Patrick Dennis

Bang the Drum Slowly.  Mark Harris

The Best of Everything.  Rona Jaffe

Bonjour Tristesse.  Francoise Sagan

Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Truman Capote

The Bridge Over the River Kwai.  Pierre Boulle

The Caine Mutiny.  Herman Wouk

The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  Tennessee Williams

The Catcher in the Rye.  J.D. Salinger

Charlotte’s Web.  E.B. White

Come Back, Little Sheba.  William Inge

The Conservative Mind.  Russell Kirk

A Death in the Family.  James Agee

Doctor Zhivago.  Boris Pasternak

East of Eden.  John Steinbeck

The Elements of Style.  William Strunk and E.B. White

Eloise.  Kay Thompson

Exodus.  Leon Uris

Fahrenheit 451.  Ray Bradbury

From Here to Eternity.  James Jones

From the Terrace.  John O’Hara

Giant.  Edna Ferber

Gift from the Sea.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gimpel the Fool.  Isaac Bashevis Singer

Go Tell It On the Mountain.  James Baldwin

Goldfinger.  Ian Fleming

Hawaii.  James Michener

Homage to Catalonia.  George Orwell

Howl and Other Poems.  Allen Ginsberg

Invisible Man.  Ralph Ellison

Kids Say the Darndest Things!  Art Linkletter

Kon-Tiki.  Thor Heyerdahl

Little Bear.Else Minarik   

Lolita.  Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies.  William Golding

The Lord of the Rings.  J.R.R. Tolkien

Madeline’s Rescue. Ludwig Bemelmans

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.  Sloan Wilson

The Manchurian Candidate.  Richard Condon

Marjorie Morningstar.  Herman Wouk

The Martian Chronicles.  Ray Bradbury

Naked Lunch.  William S. Burroughs

The Old Man and the Sea.  Ernest Hemingway

On the Beach.  Nevil Shute

On The Road.  Jack Kerouac

The Natural.  Bernard Malamud

Peyton Place.  Grace Metalious

The Power of Positive Thinking.  Norman Vincent Peale

The Quiet American.  Graham Greene

A Raisin in the Sun.  Lorraine Hansberry

The Sea Around Us.  Rachel L. Carson

Spartacus.  Howard Fast

The Spirit of St. Louis.  Charles A. Lindbergh

Starship Troopers.  Robert Heinlein

The Tin Drum.  Gunter Grass

Toys in the Attic.  Lillian Hellman

A Tree is Nice. Marc Simont

Waiting for Godot.  Samuel Beckett

The Wapshot Chronicle.  John Cheever

The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth Speare

Witness.  Whittaker Chambers