#FBF: Favorite Books of the 1960s
Posted on March 1, 2019
by Susie Finkbeiner
If you’ve followed me around on Instagram or Goodreads you’ll already know how much of a book nerd I am. In fact, whenever somebody asks what my hobby is, I usually say, “reading”.
So, when it came time to research for All Manner of Things I just HAD to know what books my characters might read. I found that some of my favorite books were published in the 1960s.
What follows is just a sampling of what released from 1960-1969, all of which I’ve read. I hope you find a few great books to add to your to-read pile!
What have I missed? What are some of your favorite books to come out of the 1960s? I’d love to add to my book list!
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Wow! I love this so much. You’re right, we can learn a lot about a time period and its people when we know what they are reading! So important! I adore all the vintage book covers you used in this post, too.
It does inform us of their outlooks and literary taste. 😉 I tried to find as many of the original covers as I could. It makes me happy to see the way some of the covers have changed over the years to fit the times.
What a great list!! I’ve read many but not all! I look forward to working through them and rereading a few as well!!
There were a few on this list that I’d forgotten about! Or that I hadn’t realized were published in the 60s.
Wow! You just brought back a wealth of memories! I have many of those books that we’ve enjoyed over the years!
There were some great books published in the 60s!
I have read TWENTY-ONE of these (patting self on back). Fox in Sox was a huge favorite here a zillion years ago when my kids were Dr. Seuss age (though Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You? was probably at the top – but I just checked, and it wasn’t published until 1970). I also love the vintage covers. Can’t wait to try to pick out all the references you mentioned in All Manner of Things!
Oh…there are a few references you’ll probably appreciate in AMOT. 😉
I loved this list!! There are quite a few of my favorites here, and even more I’ve not read (and some I’ve never heard of).
I appreciate seeing the great lengths authors will take to bring life to their books!
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun putting this list together. Books + History = BEST THINGS EVER!