Top 10 bestselling novels of 1950

The next batch of novels I’ll be reviewing here is the top 10 from 1950.  These novels are  60 years old. Wow.  Time flies when you’re reading good books.

Here’s the list:

1.    The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
2.    Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes
3.   Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
4.    The Wall by John Hersey
5.    Star Money by Kathleen Winsor
6.    The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
7.    Floodtide by Frank Yerby
8.    Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow
9.    The Adventurer by Mika Waltari
10.    The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg

The books on the list are a mixed bag, as you might guess from the titles. The Parasites has to be one of the worst titles of all time.  And I cannot keep from calling the Hemingway contribution  “Over the River and Through the Woods,” due, perhaps, the fact that I read it the weekend after Thanksgiving.

I’ll start the reviews Wednesday.

Linda Gorton Aragoni


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Linda Aragoni

I read. I write. I think. I make big ideas simple. I help teachers teach expository writing to teens and adults. In my free time, I read and review old novels.

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