The 1965 Club (hosted by Simon and Kaggsy) starts next week and I've pulled a few candidates off the shelf:
(Marguerite Young's Miss MacIntosh, My Darling has quietly returned to the shelf...I would have had to start it already.)
I'm particularly keen to read the James Ngugi (now known by the more authentically Gikuyu version of his name, Ngugi wa Thiong'o.) I read his Wizard of the Crow a couple of years ago and quite liked it.
The bottom volume (a little hard to make out) is The Far Side of the Dollar, a Lew Archer mystery by Ross MacDonald. I think of early to mid 60s as the strongest period of Archer mysteries, and it's one I haven't read in a while.
John Fowles' The Magus is the largest volume in that pile. But it's still much smaller than Marguerite Young!
Christie's At Bertram's Hotel, Lem's The Cyberiad, and Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby round off the pile.
Via Brona's I also realized that Fox in Socks was a 1965 book. Oh, if only I hadn't given away my childhood books...
Or I could (re-)read this:
Thanks to Kaggsy and Simon for hosting!
Links to what I actually did read will (in time) appear here:
Plus I featured an Elizabeth Bishop poem from her book of 1965, 'Manners, for a child of 1918.'