My top picks from 1961 bestselling novels

Three novels from the 1961 bestseller list get my nod for top of the top. They are:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Each of these books gives a sense of being about real people in real situations. Even though the situations are invented, they feel as if they could have happened to your nighbor’s cousin. Moreover, each is a novel that you can read repeatedly and enjoy every time.  For me these three are books to buy in hardback.

©2011 Linda Gorton Aragoni