With the benefit of hindsight…

What do The Bell Jar and Where the Wild Things Are have in common? Very different books of course, but they were both published in 1963.


Literary web magazine and blog Bookslut have decided to step in and right the wrongs of book awards past, creating the Daphnes or ‘The Corrections‘, choosing the best book of 50 years ago.

It’s a great idea isn’t it? Once the dust has settled you can truly see which books are inherently great and have stood the test of time.

Bookslut are still looking to flesh out their list of 1963 books, if you can think of any additions, follow the link to email Bookslut.

Can you think of any titles that were unfairly overlooked in days gone by?

Lesley Crooks, Sales & Digital Manager

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