Looking through the various online lists, I see that I have read and reviewed an impressive number of books from 1954 already. From children’s fiction, school texts, fantasy, historical fiction, a play, Japanese lit and erotica, 1954 has certainly been a diverse reading year for me.
Books & Short Stories I Have Read from 1954:
- The Horse and His Boy | C S Lewis
- The Mysterious Visitor #4 Trixie Belden | Julie Campbell
- Explorers on the Moon: Tintin | Hergé
- The Wheel on the School | Meindert DeJong
- The Children of Green Knowe | Lucy M Boston
- Lord of the Flies | William Golding
- Under the Net | Iris Murdoch
- Story of O | Pauline Réage
- The Fellowship of the Ring | J R R Tolkien
- The Two Towers | J R R Tolkien
- The Sound of the Mountain | Yasunari Kawabata
- Under Milk Wood | Dylan Thomas
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit | Sloan Wilson
- Mary Anne | Daphne du Maurier
- All Summer in a Day | Ray Bradbury
What will this latest challenge deal me?
Of the five options below, I have decided to read The Tortoise and the Hare as it is one of my gorgeous Virago Designer editions. It also came up as my latest CC Spin book. Two challenges with the one book!
1954 books on my TBR:
- The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
- Madame de Pompadour | Nancy Mitford
- The Tortoise and the Hare | Elizabeth Jenkins
- Cockatoos | Miles Franklin as Brent of Bin Bin
- Maigret Goes to School | Georges Simenon
Have you read any of the four books below? Or any other books from 1954 not on these lists that you think I should read?
1954 Books I would like to read one day:
- Bonjour Tristesse | Françoise Sagan
- Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead | Barbara Comyns
- Destination Unknown | Agatha Christie
- The Manadrins | Simone de Beauvoir
- Interval in Sunlight | Ray Bradbury
- Touched With Fire | Ray Bradbury
What will you be reading for #1954Club?
- This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.