The New York Times Best Books of 2018

By December 2, 2018 Discussion and Recommendations

The New York Times is generally a respected source for those looking for book recommendations and we trust their judgement, so when we saw today they had announced their Top Ten Books of 2018 we knew we’d have to share it with you.

We’ve seen many of these books recommended across a variety of sources this year, including recommendations from you, so without further ado here are the top ten books of 2018, according to the New York Times.

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1934

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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 1934, and what you were reading instead.

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!

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The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1933

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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 into the 1930s. Today we’re documenting the ten bestselling books of 1933, and what you were reading instead.

Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing now and as the years tick on it’s likely that you’ll start recognising some contemporary authors and others who have been publishing through the decades.

So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1933, the year construction started on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the year that ominously Hitler was voted into power.

We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

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The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1932

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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 into the 1930s. Today we’re documenting the ten bestselling books of 1932, and what you were reading instead.

Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing now and as the years tick on it’s likely that you’ll start recognising some contemporary authors and others who have been publishing through the decades. This year we have the first top book to stay as the bestselling book for two consecutive years with Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, a book that has more than stood the test of time.

So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1932 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

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The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1931

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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 into the 1930s. Today we’re documenting the ten bestselling books of 1931, and what you were reading instead.

Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing now and as the years tick on it’s likely that you’ll start recognising some contemporary authors and others who have been publishing through the decades.

But today, we have the ten top selling books of 1931 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

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FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20: February 2019

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We gave our Top 20 a miss last month as we were concentrating on the FRA Book of the Year for 2018 but now it’s time for a new Top 20, the first Top 20 of 2019. Each month we list your top 20 reads of the month, chosen by members of our reading group, The Cwts @ Reading Addicts.

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 February, 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

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1930

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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 today we move into a brand new decade as we mark the bestselling books of 1930.

Already we can see some hot authors and trends appearing now and as the years tick on it’s likely that you’ll start recognising some contemporary authors and others who have been publishing through the decades.

But today, we have the ten top selling books of 1930 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

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