We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, though it may be a while before we’ve covered the whole hundred years! We’re covering each year at a time and already up to the 1940s where today we take a look at the bestselling books of 1944.
In 1944 the war continued to rage on, Mount Vesuvius erupted for the last time in March,Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist drama No Exit (Huis Clos) premières in Nazi-occupied Paris, Aspergers syndrome is named after Hans Asperger, and Iceland declared independence from Denmark.
Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1944, and some that didn’t make the list