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The Best Selling Novels of the 1950s

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1950s as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1950 through 1959. 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 50s, 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 are the best selling novels of the 1950s? This list answers that question giving you full detail on the greatest selling books of the 1950s.
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