Which are your favorite 1963 bestsellers?

Readers can express their opinions about the 1963 slate of bestselling novels here. Pick your three favorites from the year’s top 10.

In case you have any doubt as to my favorites, I’ll post my picks on February 10.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Which are your favorite 1963 bestsellers?”

  1. I’ve always been a huge fan of both City of Night and The Group. Even though The Group occasionally seems just a little smug and Night can be more than a bit pretentious at times, both books had a huge impact on me when I first read them in the 60’s. I also remember enjoying Battle of the Villia Fiorita. However, since I have almost no memory of what it was about, I can’t really claim that it’s one of my favorites. Still, anything by Godden has to be worth reading at least once.

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    1. Perhaps if I had read City of Night and The Group in the ’60s, I might have reacted differently. I’m afraid I had a very “student” response to both: I had to read them because that was the assignment. (Sometimes I regret having decided to read preset lists.)

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