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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1960's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1960 through 1969. All types of novels have been included and each of them has made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 60's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre).

This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time. What were the best selling novels of the 1960s? This list will provide you that answer.

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A Shade of Difference is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
A Shade of Difference Allen Drury - Year in the Top Ten: 1962

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A Small Town in Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
A Small Town in Germany John le Carré - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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Advise and Consent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Advise and Consent Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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Airport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Airport Arthur Hailey - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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All in the family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
All in the family Edwin O'Connor - Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Armageddon Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 1964

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Candy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Candy Kevin Brooks - Year in the Top Ten: 1964

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Capable of Honor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Capable of Honor Allen Drury - Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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Caravans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Caravans James A. Michener - Year in the Top Ten: 1963

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Christy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Christy Catherine Marshall - Years in the Top Ten: 1967, 1968

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City of Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
City of Night John Rechy - Year in the Top Ten: 1963

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Convention is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Convention Richard Reeves - Year in the Top Ten: 1964

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Couples is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Couples John Updike - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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daughter of silence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
daughter of silence Edgar Fawcett - Year in the Top Ten: 1961

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Dearly Beloved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Dearly Beloved Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Year in the Top Ten: 1962

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Don't Stop the Carnival is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Don't Stop the Carnival Herman Wouk - Year in the Top Ten: 1965

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Elizabeth Appleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Elizabeth Appleton John O'Hara - Year in the Top Ten: 1963

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Fail-Safe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Fail-Safe Harvey Wheeler, Eugene Burdick - Year in the Top Ten: 1962

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Franny and Zooey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger - Years in the Top Ten: 1961, 1962

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Grandmother and the priests is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Grandmother and the priests Taylor Caldwell - Year in the Top Ten: 1963

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Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Hawaii James A. Michener - Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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Herzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Herzog Saul Bellow - Years in the Top Ten: 1964, 1965

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Hotel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Hotel Arthur Hailey - Year in the Top Ten: 1965

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Mila 18 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Mila 18 Leon Uris - Year in the Top Ten: 1961

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Myra Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Myra Breckinridge Gore Vidal - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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Naked Came the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Naked Came the Stranger Penelope Ashe - Year in the Top Ten: 1969

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Ourselves to know is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Ourselves to know John O'Hara - Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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Portnoy's Complaint is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth - Year in the Top Ten: 1969

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Preserve and Protect is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Preserve and Protect Allen Drury - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carp... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Rosemary's Baby Ira Levin - Year in the Top Ten: 1967

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Sermons and soda-water is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Sermons and soda-water John O'Hara - Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Seven Days in May Fletcher Knebel - Year in the Top Ten: 1962

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Ship of Fools is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter - Year in the Top Ten: 1962

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Tai-Pan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Tai-Pan Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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Tell no man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Tell no man Adela Rogers St. Johns - Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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Testimony of Two Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
Testimony of Two Men Taylor Caldwell - Year in the Top Ten: 1968

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The Adventurers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Adventurers Harold Robbins - Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone - Years in the Top Ten: 1961, 1962

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The Ambassador is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Ambassador Graham McNeill - Year in the Top Ten: 1965

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The Andromeda Strain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 1969

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The Arrangement is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Arrangement Elia Kazan - Year in the Top Ten: 1967

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The Battle of the Villa Fiorit... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita Year in the Top Ten: 1963

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The Carpetbaggers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Carpetbaggers Harold Robbins - Year in the Top Ten: 1961

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The Chapman report is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Chapman Report Irving Wallace - Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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The Chosen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Chosen Chaim Potok - Year in the Top Ten: 1967

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The Confessions of Nat Turner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron - Year in the Top Ten: 1967

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The constant image is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Constant Image Marcia Davenport - Year in the Top Ten: 1960

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The Double Image is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Double Image Helen Clark MacInnes - Year in the Top Ten: 1966

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The Edge of Sadness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1960s
The Edge of Sadness Edwin O'Connor - Year in the Top Ten: 1961