Toronto is Reading...

January 1953

  1. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  2. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  4. Least of All Saints, Grace Irwin
  5. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. Giant, Edna Ferber
  7. The Man on a Donkey, H. F. M. Prescott
  8. The Velvet Doublet, James Street
  9. The Far Country, Nevil Shute
  10. The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
  11. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  12. Men at Arms, Evelyn Waugh

February 1953

  1. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  2. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  4. Least of All Saints, Grace Irwin
  5. HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  7. The Sojourner, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  8. Giant, Edna Ferber
  9. The Man on a Donkey, H. F. M. Prescott
  10. The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
  11. The Velvet Doublet, James Street
  12. The Far Country, Nevil Shute

March 1953

  1. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  2. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  3. The Golden Admiral, F. Van Wyck Mason
  4. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  5. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  6. The Crest of the Broken Wave, James Barke
  7. HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour, Nicholas Monsarrat
  8. Least of All Saints, Grace Irwin
  9. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  10. The Sojourner, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  11. The Second Happiest Day, John Phillips
  12. Cotillion, Georgette Heyer

April 1953

  1. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  2. Torbeg, Grace MacLennan Grant Campbell
  3. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  4. The Golden Admiral, F. Van Wyck Mason
  5. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  6. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  7. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  8. The Crest of the Broken Wave, James Barke
  9. The Sojourner, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  10. The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
  11. The Second Happiest Day, John Phillips
  12. I and My True Love, Helen MacInnes

May 1953

  1. In the Wet, Nevil Shute
  2. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  3. Torbeg, Grace MacLennan Grant Campbell
  4. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  5. The Golden Admiral, F. Van Wyck Mason
  6. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  7. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  8. I and My True Love, Helen MacInnes
  9. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  10. The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann
  11. The Crest of the Broken Wave, James Barke
  12. The Sojourner, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

June 1953

  1. In the Wet, Nevil Shute
  2. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  3. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  4. The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann
  5. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  7. Torbeg, Grace MacLennan Grant Campbell
  8. Steamboat Gothic, Frances Parkinson Keyes
  9. The Dark Angel, Mika Waltari
  10. The Golden Admiral, F. Van Wyck Mason
  11. I and My True Love, Helen MacInnes
  12. Desired Haven, Evelyn M. Richardson

July 1953

  1. In the Wet, Nevil Shute
  2. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  3. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  4. The Dark Angel, Mika Waltari
  5. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. The Return of Lanny Budd, Upton Sinclair
  7. The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann
  8. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  9. No More Meadows, Monica Dickens
  10. Desired Haven, Evelyn M. Richardson
  11. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  12. Kingfishers Catch Fire, Rumer Godden

August 1953

  1. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  2. In the Wet, Nevil Shute
  3. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  4. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  5. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. The Dark Angel, Mika Waltari
  7. Too Late the Phalarope, Alan Paton
  8. No More Meadows, Monica Dickens
  9. The Return of Lanny Budd, Upton Sinclair
  10. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain
  11. The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann
  12. Kingfishers Catch Fire, Rumer Godden

September 1953

  1. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  2. Too Late the Phalarope, Alan Paton
  3. Time and Time Again, James Hilton
  4. The Story of Esther Costello, Nicholas Monsarrat
  5. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  6. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  7. In the Wet, Nevil Shute
  8. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  9. The Return of Lanny Budd, Upton Sinclair
  10. Come, My Beloved, Pearl S. Buck
  11. Kingfishers Catch Fire, Rumer Godden
  12. The Dark Angel, Mika Waltari

October 1953

  1. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  2. Come, My Beloved, Pearl S. Buck
  3. Too Late the Phalarope, Alan Paton
  4. Time and Time Again, James Hilton
  5. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  6. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  7. The Story of Esther Costello, Nicholas Monsarrat
  8. The Heart of the Family, Elizabeth Goudge
  9. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  10. Tidefall, Thomas Head Raddall
  11. Digby, David Walker
  12. The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain

November 1953

  1. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  2. The Tudor Rose, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  3. Too Late the Phalarope, Alan Paton
  4. Time and Time Again, James Hilton
  5. The Heart of the Family, Elizabeth Goudge
  6. Come, My Beloved, Pearl S. Buck
  7. Tidefall, Thomas Head Raddall
  8. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure
  9. Whiteoak Brothers, Mazo de la Roche
  10. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  11. Lord Vanity, Samuel Shellabarger
  12. Digby, David Walker

December 1953

  1. The Tudor Rose, Margaret Campbell Barnes
  2. Whiteoak Brothers, Mazo de la Roche
  3. Beyond This Place, A. J. Cronin
  4. A Sunset Touch, Howard Spring
  5. Lord Vanity, Samuel Shellabarger
  6. Too Late the Phalarope, Alan Paton
  7. Time and Time Again, James Hilton
  8. Tidefall, Thomas Head Raddall
  9. Désirée, Annemarie Selinko
  10. Digby, David Walker
  11. The Dark Enchantment, Dorothy Macardle
  12. Moulin Rouge, Pierre La Mure


Sources:
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 Feb. 1953, p. 10;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 Mar. 1953, p. 7;
"Toronto Public Libraries List Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 2 May, 1953, p. 23;
"Toronto Public Libraries List Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 9 May 1953, p. 27;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 6 June 1953, p. 10;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 11 July 1953, p. 4;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 8 Aug. 1953, p. 32;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 5 Sept. 1953, p. 14;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 10 Oct. 1953, p. 8;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 7 Nov. 1953, p. 18;
"Toronto is Reading..." Toronto Daily Star, 5 Dec. 1953, p. 10;
"Toronto Public Libraries List Books in Demand." Globe and Mail, 9 Jan. 1953, p. 8.