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1956 Book Club October 5-11, 2020

Thank you to blogger Stuck in a Book for hosting another year’s club!

 

I pulled up my 20th Century year-by-year list and found I had a mistake for 1956. I had the fabulous Eloise by Kay Thompson, but have since discovered it was published in 1955. I was using Best-Seller lists. I’ll be editing that post when I have a chance. Finally, I found a few books I’d read from 1956.

 

1956 Books I’ve Read

 

The Nun’s Story by Kathryn Hulme became a fabulous film starring Audrey Hepburn. I’ve read the book twice and watched the movie many more times.

 

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James Bond was a hit series with its fourth book, Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming, appearing in 1956. I’ve read all of Fleming’s Bond books and enjoyed them.

 

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Peyton Place by Grace Metalious is perhaps the best-remembered book of the year due to a movie and soap-opera of the same name. It’s still a great read.

 

What I Might Read

 

I’m not yet sure what I’ll read for the Club but Agatha Christie’s 1956 book, Dead Man’s Folly, is a possibility given how erratic my attention span has been since corona hit the world. A Family Party by John O’Hara is another possibility if the book I’ve put on hold gets to travel in time. Imperial Women by Pearl S. Buck might be a bit too much for this year, but it remains a possibility and is free on Kindle unlimited.

 

Do you like participating in events like the #1956 Club? I sure do! It’s a fun way to find interesting books and interesting book bloggers!

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