Fiction Best Sellers
  • Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
  • The Adventurers - Harold Robbins
  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria - Robert Crichton
  • Capable of Honor - Allen Drury
  • The Double Image - Helen McInnes
  • The Fixer - Bernard Malamud
  • Tell No Man - Adela Rogers St. Johns
  • Tai-Pan - James Clavell
  • The Embezzler - Louis Auchincloss
  • All in the Family - Edwin O'Connor
Nonfiction Best Sellers
  • How to Avoid Probate - Norman F. Dacey
  • Human Sexual Response - William Masters, Virginia Johnson
  • In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
  • Games People Play - Eric Berne, M.D.
  • A Thousand Days - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  • Everything But Money - Sam Levenson
  • The Random House Dictionary of the English Language
  • Rush to Judgement - Mark Lane
  • The Last Battle - Cornelius Ryan
  • Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints - Phyllis Diller
Other Books released in 1966
  • The Circle Game - Margaret Atwood
  • The Dartmoor Worker anthology of William Crossing
  • Der Meteor - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • The Devil's Brigade - Robert H. Adleman
  • Expeditions - Margaret Atwood
  • Fantastic Voyage - Isaac Asimov
  • Last Picture Show - Larry McMurtry
  • The Master and Margarita - Mihail Bulgakov
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Soldier's Art - Anthony Powell
  • The Solid Mandala - Patrick White
  • Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein - Margaret Atwood
  • The Sun King - Nancy Mitford
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys. This book is on the list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.
Hugo Awards (Science Fiction)
  • Frank Herbert - Author (Dune)
  • Roger Zelazny, Author (... And Call Me Conrad)
  • Frank Frazetta - Artist
Nebula Award (Science Fiction)
  • Samuel R. Delany - Babel-17
  • Daniel Keyes - Flowers For Algernon
Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon
  • Nelly Sachs
Pulitzer Prizes
  • Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter - Katherine Anne Porter (Fiction)
  • Wandering Through Winter - Edwin Way Teale (Non-fiction)
  • Selected Poems - Richard Eberhart (Poetry)
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