Toronto is Reading...

January 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain
  4. Shannon's Way, A. J. Cronin
  5. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  6. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  7. One Clear Call, Upton Sinclair
  8. Melissa, Taylor Caldwell
  9. The Hearth and Eagle, Anya Seton
  10. Portobello Road, Monica Dickens
  11. No Highway, Nevil Shute
  12. The Rich Man, Henry Kreisel

February 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Mary Wakefield, Mazo de la Roche
  3. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  4. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain
  5. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  6. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  7. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  8. One Clear Call, Upton Sinclair
  9. Melissa, Taylor Caldwell
  10. Portobello Road, Monica Dickens
  11. The Hearth and Eagle, Anya Seton
  12. And Then You Came, Ann Bridge

March 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. Mary Wakefield, Mazo de la Roche
  4. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  5. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  6. Elephant and Castle, R. C. Hutchinson
  7. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain
  8. The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen
  9. The Jacaranda Tree, H. E. Bates
  10. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  11. Portobello Road, Monica Dickens
  12. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw

April 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  4. Mary Wakefield, Mazo de la Roche
  5. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain
  6. Elephant and Castle, R. C. Hutchinson
  7. Cutlass Empire, F. Van Wyck Mason
  8. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  9. The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen
  10. The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh
  11. The Dukays, Lajos Zilahy
  12. The Jacaranda Tree, H. E. Bates

May 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Kinfolk, Pearl S. Buck
  3. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  4. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  5. Cutlass Empire, F. Van Wyck Mason
  6. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  7. Pride's Castle, Frank Yerby
  8. The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh
  9. The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen
  10. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain
  11. Mary Wakefield, Mazo de la Roche
  12. Elephant and Castle, R. C. Hutchinson

June 1949

  1. Kinfolk, Pearl S. Buck
  2. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  3. Cutlass Empire, F. Van Wyck Mason
  4. Pride's Castle, Frank Yerby
  5. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  6. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  7. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  8. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  9. The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh
  10. High Towers, Thomas B. Costain

July 1949

  1. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  2. Elephant Walk, Robert Standish
  3. Kinfolk, Pearl S. Buck
  4. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  5. Pride's Castle, Frank Yerby
  6. Cutlass Empire, F. Van Wyck Mason
  7. There Is No Armour, Howard Spring
  8. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  9. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  10. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  11. The Chain, Paul Wellman
  12. The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh

August 1949

  1. O Shepherd, Speak!, Upton Sinclair
  2. Elephant Walk, Robert Standish
  3. Dinner at Antoines, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  4. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  5. The Chain, Paul Wellman
  6. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  7. Pride's Castle, Frank Yerby
  8. Kinfolk, Pearl S. Buck
  9. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  10. Point of No Return, John P. Marquand
  11. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  12. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

September 1949

  1. O Shepherd, Speak!, Upton Sinclair
  2. Let Love Come Last, Taylor Caldwell
  3. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  4. Elephant Walk, Robert Standish
  5. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  6. Both Your Houses, Philip Gibbs
  7. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  8. The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas
  9. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  10. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  11. The Chain, Paul Wellman
  12. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford

October 1949

  1. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  2. Let Love Come Last, Taylor Caldwell
  3. Mary, Sholem Asch
  4. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  5. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  6. Both Your Houses, Philip Gibbs
  7. O Shepherd, Speak!, Upton Sinclair
  8. Twilight on the Floods, Marguerite Steen
  9. The Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
  10. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  11. Elephant Walk, Robert Standish

November 1949

  1. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  2. Mary, Sholem Asch
  3. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  4. The Wonder of All the Gay World, James Barke
  5. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier
  6. Twilight on the Floods, Marguerite Steen
  7. Time in Ambush, Isabelle Grace Hughes
  8. Let Love Come Last, Taylor Caldwell
  9. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  10. Both Your Houses, Philip Gibbs
  11. O Shepherd, Speak!, Upton Sinclair
  12. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

December 1949

  1. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier
  2. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  3. Mary, Sholem Asch
  4. The Wonder of All the Gay World, James Barke
  5. Twilight on the Floods, Marguerite Steen
  6. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  7. Let Love Come Last, Taylor Caldwell
  8. Time in Ambush, Isabelle Grace Hughes
  9. The Long Love, John Sedges
  10. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  11. To Every Man a Penny, Bruce Marshall
  12. Both Your Houses, Philip Gibbs


Sources:
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 5 Feb. 1949, p. 23;
"Current Favorites at Toronto Public Libraries." Globe and Mail, 5 Mar. 1949, 12;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 9 Apr. 1949, p. 12;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 May 1949, p. 15;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 11 June 1949, p. 4;
"Toronto's Taste in Books Today." Toronto Daily Star, 9 July 1949, p. 23;
"Toronto Public Libraries List Borroers' Choices." Globe and Mail, 13 Aug. 1949, p. 12;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 10 Sept. 1949, p. 13;
"Toronto Public Libraries Name Readers' Choices." Globe and Mail, 8 Oct. 1949, p. 14;
"Favorite Books at Toronto Public Libraries." Globe and Mail, 5 Nov. 1949, p. 8;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 10 Dec. 1949, p. 48;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 Jan. 1949, p. 37.