The Bestselling Fiction of the Last One Hundred Years: 1918

By December 8, 2018 Discussion and Recommendations

We’re starting a new blog series today, and it’s likely to be a while until we finish it. We’re going to cover the bestselling fiction of the last one hundred years, one year at a time.

Each list will be ten books, the ten bestselling books of the last one hundred years and as we’re still in 2018 (just) we’re starting with 1918.

As the lists continue you’ll see trends through the years as popular authors shine through, but for today it’s the ten bestselling books of 1918.

U.P Trail by Zane Grey

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Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair

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The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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Dere Mable by Edward Streeter

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Oh Money! Money! by Eleanor Porter

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Greatheart by Ethel May Dell

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The Major by Ralph Connor

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The Pawns Count by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton Porter

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Sonia by Stephen McKenna

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We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1919, coming soon!

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

 

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