The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1946

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 we’re now well into the 1940s where today we take a look at the bestselling books of 1946.

In 1946 with the war finally over, the Nuremberg trials began, the first car phones appeared in the US (yes, really!) and the bikini made its first appearance on the catwalk.

Among all that, there were plenty of books published and read too, and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1946, and some that didn’t make the list

The King’s General – Daphne du Maurier


This Side of Innocence – Taylor Caldwell


The River Road – Frances Parkinson Keyes


The Miracle of The Bells – Russell Janney


The Hucksters – Frederic Wakeman


The Foxes of Harrow – Frank Yerby


Arch of Triumph – Erich Maria Remarque


The Black Rose – Thomas B. Costain


B. F’s Daughter – John P. Marquand


The Snake Pit – Mary Jane Ward


1946 also saw the release of Albert Camus’,  The Stranger, and All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1947, coming soon!

If you’d like to see all the lists so far, try this search 

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