Happy Summer! It is week 26 and we are halfway to our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I'm halfway through the A to Z by title and author challenge only because I've been mixing in a mess of other books in between. How are you doing?
I'm always on the look out for unique or interesting book lists and forget who turned me on to Hawes Publications which lists every New York Times Bestseller listing from the year 1950 until now. You can look up which fiction and non fictions books were published and on the best seller list for the year, month and week you were born. I was born November 1959 and found some great books, even a few (italics) I already have on the shelves.
Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
Exodus by Leon Uris
Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell
The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
The War Lover by John Hersey
The Devil's Advocate by Morris L. West
The Darkness and the Dawn by Thomas B Costain
The Cave by Jennifer Warren
The Thirteenth Apostle by Eugene Vale
Station Wagon in Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Poor No More by Robert Ruark
The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green
The Art of Llewellyn Jones by Paul Hyde Bonner
Eva by Meyer Levin
Doctor Zhivago By Boris Pasternak
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
So check out the lists, find your birth date or even one of your loved ones birth dates and pick out one of the the books to read. Enjoy!
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