Toronto is Reading...

January 1950

  1. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  2. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier
  3. Gentian Hill, Elizabeth Goudge
  4. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  5. Mary, Sholem Asch
  6. The Wonder of All the Gay World, James Barke
  7. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  8. Twilight on the Floods, Marguerite Steen
  9. Let Love Come Last, Taylor Caldwell
  10. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  11. One On the House, Mary Lasswell
  12. Call It Treason, George Howe

February 1950

  1. Gentian Hill, Elizabeth Goudge
  2. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  3. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  4. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier
  5. Flowers on the Grass, Monica Dickens
  6. One On the House, Mary Lasswell
  7. Mary, Sholem Asch
  8. Crown Imperial, J. Delves-Broughton
  9. The Mudlark, Theodore Bonnet
  10. The Wonder of All the Gay World, James Barke
  11. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  12. A Few Flowers for Shiner, Richard Llewellyn

March 1950

  1. Gentian Hill, Elizabeth Goudge
  2. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  3. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  4. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  5. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier
  6. The Wall, John Hersey
  7. Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski
  8. A Few Flowers for Shiner, Richard Llewellyn
  9. Mary, Sholem Asch
  10. Mingo Dabney, James Street
  11. The Tower and the Town, Grace MacLennan Grant Campbell
  12. One On the House, Mary Lasswell

April 1950

  1. The Wall, John Hersey
  2. The Outlander, Germaine Guèvremont
  3. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  4. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  5. The Pink House, Nelia White
  6. Gentian Hill, Elizabeth Goudge
  7. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  8. The Tower and the Town, Grace MacLennan Grant Campbell
  9. Mingo Dabney, James Street
  10. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  11. The Horse's Mouth, Joyce Cary
  12. The Parasites, Daphne du Maurier

May 1950

  1. The Outlander, Germaine Guèvremont
  2. The Wall, John Hersey
  3. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  4. The Pink House, Nelia White
  5. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  6. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  7. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  8. The Horse's Mouth, Joyce Cary
  9. Mingo Dabney, James Street
  10. Gentian Hill, Elizabeth Goudge
  11. The Feast, Margaret Kennedy
  12. Under the Skin, Phyllis Bottome

June 1950

  1. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  2. The Wall, John Hersey
  3. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  4. The Outlander, Germaine Guèvremont
  5. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  6. The Pink House, Nelia White
  7. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  8. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  9. Under the Skin, Phyllis Bottome
  10. The Horse's Mouth, Joyce Cary
  11. The Hepburn, Jan Westcott
  12. The Feast, Margaret Kennedy

July 1950

  1. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  2. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  3. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  4. The Pink House, Nelia White
  5. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  6. The Outlander, Germaine Guèvremont
  7. The Wall, John Hersey
  8. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  9. The King's Cavalier, Samuel Shellabarger
  10. The Feast, Margaret Kennedy
  11. The Stubborn Heart, Frank G. Slaughter
  12. The Hepburn, Jan Westcott

August 1950

  1. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  2. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  3. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  4. The Pink House, Nelia White
  5. The Wall, John Hersey
  6. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  7. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  8. The Stubborn Heart, Frank G. Slaughter
  9. Too Little Love, Robert Henriques
  10. The Outlander, Germaine Guèvremont
  11. Gentle Greaves, Ernest Raymond
  12. Not By Any Single Man, Brigid Knight

September 1950

  1. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  2. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  3. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  4. The Spanish Gardener, A. J. Cronin
  5. The Stubborn Heart, Frank G. Slaughter
  6. Across the River and into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Pink House, Nelia White
  8. The Wall, John Hersey
  9. Jubilee Trail, Gwen Bristow
  10. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari
  11. Follow the Seventh Man, Robert Standish
  12. White Witch Doctor, Louise A. Stinetorf

October 1950

  1. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  2. Son of a Hundred Kings, Thomas B. Costain
  3. Across the River and into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway
  4. The Adventurer, Mika Waltari
  5. The Spanish Gardener, A. J. Cronin
  6. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  7. Follow the Seventh Man, Robert Standish
  8. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  9. Floodtide, Frank Yerby
  10. The Prodigal Heart, Susan Ertz
  11. The Stubborn Heart, Frank G. Slaughter
  12. Blaze of Noon, Jeann Beattie

November 1950

  1. Son of a Hundred Kings, Thomas B. Costain
  2. The Nymph and The Lamp, Thomas H. Raddall
  3. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  4. Blaze of Noon, Jeann Beattie
  5. Floodtide, Frank Yerby
  6. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  7. Follow the Seventh Man, Robert Standish
  8. Across the River and into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway
  9. The Spanish Gardener, A. J. Cronin
  10. The Legacy, Nevil Shute
  11. The Stubborn Heart, Frank G. Slaughter
  12. The Prodigal Heart, Susan Ertz

December 1950

  1. Son of a Hundred Kings, Thomas B. Costain
  2. The Nymph and The Lamp, Thomas H. Raddall
  3. Joy Street, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  4. A Lamp is Heavy, Sheila MacKay Russell
  5. The Plouffe Family, Roger Lemelin
  6. Floodtide, Frank Yerby
  7. Blaze of Noon, Jeann Beattie
  8. The Adventurer, Mika Waltari
  9. The Disenchanted, Budd Schulberg
  10. The Cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson
  11. Follow the Seventh Man, Robert Standish
  12. The Prodigal Heart, Susan Ertz


Sources:
"Toronto Public Libraries Name Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 11 Feb. 1950: p. 12;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 11 Mar. 1950, p. 10;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 8 Apr. 1950, p. 10;
"Toronto Public Libraries Name Popular Choices." Globe and Mail, 6 May 1950, p. 12;
"Toronto Public Libraries Name Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 10 June 1950, p. 12;
"Toronto's Choice in Summer Reading." Toronto Daily Star, 8 July 1950, p. 5;
"Toronto Public Libraries Name Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 19 Aug. 1950, p. 12;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 9 Sept. 1950, p. 9;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 Oct. 1950, p. 13;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 11 Nov. 1950, p. 4;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 9 Dec. 1950, p. 14;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 6 Jan. 1950, p. 27.