We promised you the best selling fiction of the last one hundred years and we’re up to 1926 now and making great headway. That said, we’ll be a while on this one, we’re a month in and we haven’t even managed 1918-1928 yet!
Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing and while you may not be familiar with some of the names, we’re expecting some well known contemporary authors to lead the lists later on.
But today, we have the ten top selling books of 1926!
The triple-levelled membership rates offer a choice for every budget- from $25 (includes the chosen book, gifts, and discussion materials), $10 (includes discussion materials), and $0 (which includes the ability to join in the discussion via an invite to their Discord chat). Each book is read and discussed for six weeks before moving on to the next. The book club’s first shared read was Jacqueline Woodson’s If You Come Softly.
We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, covering each year at a time and we’re well into the 1930s now. Today we’re documenting the ten bestselling books of 1937, and what you were reading instead.
1937 was the year the Hindenburg crashed down over New Jersey, the year Amelia Earhart vanished on her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world, and the year that the Marihuana Tax Act started the move towards the criminalisation of the drug in the US.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1937 as the world, unbeknown sat on the brink of World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!
1936 was the year that President Roosevelt was voted in for a second term, the year that Jesse Owens won four golds at the Berlin Olympics, and King Edward VIII abdicated the crown to marry Wallis Simpson.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1936 as the storm clouds collected before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!
This month is a mix-up of classic books, new releases and recommendations from the Cwts, including some books that have featured heavily in the Top 20 every month. We hope you find something that interests you.
Here are the top 20 books for March, chosen by you!
With our new reading challenge for 2019 inspired by authors’ birthdays, you may find each month this affects the books voted for and we may see authors appearing in the Top 20 during their birthday months. Read More
1935 was the year the Depression continued, increasing unemployment to more than 20%, Jews were stripped of their citizenship, and Mussolini attacked Ethiopia, you can see why people might have wanted to escape into books.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1935 as the storm clouds collected before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!
1934 was the year that brought us Flash Gordon, more from Nazi Germany, and the Gothenburg prize for both Kipling and Yeats.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1934 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!