Friday, July 16, 2010


 I have now posted my reviews of all the books I read from 1956 for My Big Fat Reading Project.

 Some of you like to see the entire list in one place, so I am posting it here. If you would like to find my review of any particular book, just type the title into the "search" box up in the left hand corner and the good old blogger file clerk will find it for you.

1. Don't Go Near the Water, William Brinkley
2. The Last Hurrah, Edwin O'Connor
3. Peyton Place, Grace Metalious
4. Auntie Mame, Patrick Dennis
5. Eloise, Kay Thompson
6. Andersonville, MacKinlay Kantor
7. A Certain Smile, Francoise Sagan
8. The Tribe That Lost Its Head, Nicholas Monsarrat
9. The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir
10. Boon Island, Kenneth Roberts

 1. PULITZER: Andersonville, MacKinlay Kantor
 2. NBA: Ten North Frederick, John O'Hara
 3. NEWBERY: Carry On, Mr Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham
 4. CALDECOTT: Frog Went A-Courtin', John Langstaff
 5. EDGAR: Beast in View, Margaret Millar
 6. HUGO: Double Star, Robert A Heinlein
 7. A Retreat to Innocence, Doris Lessing
 8. Palace Walk, Naguib Mahfouz
 9. The Rosemary Tree, Elizabeth Goudge
 10. The Flight From the Enchanter, Iris Murdoch
 11. A Single Pebble, John Hersey
 12. A Wreath for Udomo, Peter Abrahams
 13. Mama, I Love You, William Saroyan
 14. The Color Curtain, Richard Wright
 15. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
 16. Freedom or Death, Nikos Kanzantzakis
 17. Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
 18. The Fall, Albert Camus
 19. Pincher Martin, William Golding
 20. Til We Have Faces, C S Lewis
 21. Time For the Stars, Robert A Heinlein
 22. The City and the Stars, Arthur C Clarke
 23. The Last Battle, C S Lewis
 24. Fifteen, Beverly Cleary
 25. Flood Friday, Lois Lenski
 26. The Fountain Overflows, Rebecca West
 27. The Man Who Japed, Philip K Dick
 28. The World Jones Made, Philip K Dick

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