1926 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1926 Books & Bestsellers

1926 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine
2. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
3. Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping
4. The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson
5. Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren
6. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
7. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren
8. Show Boat by Edna Ferber
9. After Noon by Susan Ertz
10. The Blue Window by Temple Bailey

1926 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Man Nobody Knows by Bruce Barton
2. Why We Behave Like Human Beings by George A. Dorsey
3. Diet and Health by Lulu Hunt Peters
4. Our Times, vol. 1 by Mark Sullivan
5. The Boston Cooking School Cook Book, edited by Fannie Farmer
6. Auction Bridge Complete by Milton C. Work
7. The Book Nobody Knows by Bruce Barton
8. The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
9. The Light of Faith by Edgar A. Guest
10. Jefferson and Hamilton by Claude G. Bowers

1926 Notable Literature

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by R.H. Tawney
The Castle by Franz Kafka
Science and Poetry by I.A. Richards
Notes on Democracy by H.L. Mencken
The Golden Day by Lewis Mumford
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Conditioned Reflexes by Ivan Pavlov

1926 Book of the Month Club Selections

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Teeftallow by T.S. Stribling
O Genteel Lady! by Esther Forbes
The Saga of Billy the Kid by Walder Noble Burns
The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
Show Boat by Edna Ferber
The Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
The Romantic Comedians by Ellen Glasgow
The Orphan Angel by Elinor Wylie
1926 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1926, according to GoodReads
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