Groovy 60′s Books

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Here is a list of the top books of the 60′s. It would be great if you would review some of these. There are children’s books, plays, a bit of nonfiction and lots of superb fiction books here. Just click on the purple button and away you go. I’ve read most of these books and plan to return soon and reread them.

You will see some authors appear several times like Philip K. DIck (Speaking of whom, here’s sebtanic’s lens on Philip K. Dick).

They were life-changing books at the time. So when I say it would be great if you reviewed them, I mean I really believe you will enjoy reading these books so it would be great fun for you to get to know these books or revisit them.

If you already have reviews of these books, let me know. Post a comment or contact me through my profile page.

And the reviews are coming in!

Children’s Books

Green Eggs and Ham reviewed by patgoltz.

Also Green Eggs and Ham reviewed by marsha32

Where the Wild Things Are reviewed by DonHels.

The Last Unicorn (animated film) reviewed by stuwawa.

The Sneetches and Other Stories reviewed by kimmilai.

The Sneetches and Other Stories reviewed also by jennabeezer.

The Giving Tree reviewed by PaigSr.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reviewed by sybil-watson.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also reviewed by Becksta.

Fox in Socks reviewed by chaltom.

Fiction

A Clockwork Orange (movie review) by reasonablerobinson.

The Dune Chronicles reviewed by kimmilai.

Valley of the Dolls reviewed by britflorida.

To Kill a Mockingbird reviewed by tonyleather.

Franny and Zooey reviewed by lookandsee,

The Andromeda Strain reviewed by tonyleather.

Slaughterhouse Five reviewed by Coleton.

Flowers for Algernon reviewed by thatgrrl.

Rosemary’s Baby reviewed by fullofshoes.

Nonfiction

Silent Spring reviewed by tonyleather.

Related books reviewed but not on this list:

Charlotte’s Web reviewed by kat-harris.

Lord of the Flies. It was published in 1954 but made into a movie in 1963 and was on many required reading lists in schools in the 60′s. Tonyleather remembers how terrifying it was.

Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends reviewed by christa-swope

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, a Dr. Seuss book reviewed by tonyleather.

Ira Levin’s The Stepford Wives reviewed by britflorida.

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  • fullofshoes Mar 18, 2014 @ 3:36 pm
    Just reviewed Rosemary's Baby http://www.squidoo.com/revisiting-rosemarys-baby-book-review
    I think I'm going to hide under a blanket now. :)
  • JoanneReid Mar 18, 2014 @ 4:05 pm
    Thanks! Yes, this book does make a person want to hide!!
  • thatgrrl Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:07 pm
    You picked some great books for this list. I already wrote about Shirley Jackson and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, so I'm going to work on something else. Will see how long it takes me to get it done.
  • FreshStart7 Feb 10, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
    There's one I read that I want to do a review for. I'll be back.
  • tonyleather Feb 04, 2014 @ 8:18 am
    http://www.squidoo.com/the-fabulous-fiction-that-is-the-andromeda-strain-by-michael-crichton
  • JoanneReid Feb 07, 2014 @ 3:08 pm
    Thanks!!! Loved that book -- it's linked on the page now.
  • adrienejones Feb 01, 2014 @ 9:29 am
    I remember fox in the socks, always have loved children books. It's just something about them that gives me a peace of mind.
  • JoanneReid Feb 07, 2014 @ 3:10 pm
    They are comforting and so much fun.
  • melaniekaren Jan 31, 2014 @ 9:25 pm
    There are a lot of great titles here. It's neat for me to see all these recognizable titles together from one decade. I did not realize these were all books of the 60's. Several of the books I didn't even know were books before the movie! -eh, silly me. I see you have Silent Spring on her. I consider her a hero. :) -again, nice list
  • JoanneReid Feb 07, 2014 @ 3:11 pm
    It's a testament to how good they were that so many were made into movies.
  • marsha32 Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:42 pm
    Lots of good choices! I have lots of memories about Green Eggs and Ham so chose that one. I hope it's ok that I did one even though someone also did.
    http://www.squidoo.com/i-have-some-green-eggs-and-ham-please
  • JoanneReid Feb 07, 2014 @ 3:11 pm
    The more reviews of the same book, the better. I linked yours here too.
  • CalobrenaOmai Jan 31, 2014 @ 1:29 pm
    i remember lord of the flies and read it in middle and high school. i even saw the movie adaption; wasn't too thrilled about the movie. i wonder where the great gatsby falls?
  • JoanneReid Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:06 pm
    The Great Gatsby is a super book. It was published in 1925. That always amazed me. It endures.
  • Upon-Request Jan 30, 2014 @ 6:31 pm
    Oh my gosh! I looked at the list and realized I've read all but two. Now if I only had the time to review each of them!
  • JoanneReid Jan 30, 2014 @ 8:43 pm
    Isn't it surprising how many of these are old familiar book?