1930 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1930 Books & Bestsellers

1930 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Cimarron by by Edna Ferber
2. Exile by Warwick Deeping
3. The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder
4. Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes
5. Angel Pavement by J.B. Priestley
6. The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart
7. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole
8. Chances by A. Hamilton Gibbs
9. Young Man of Manhattan by Katharine Brush
10. Twenty-Four Hours by Louis Bromfield

1930 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe
2. The Strange Death of President Harding by Gaston B. Means and May Dixon Thacker
3. Byron by André Maurois
4. The Adams Family by James Truslow Adams
5. Lone Cowboy by Will James
6. Lincoln by Emil Ludwig
7. The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
8. The Outline of History by H.G. Wells
9. The Art of Thinking by Ernest Dimnet
10. The Rise of American Civilization by Charles and Mary Beard

1930 Notable Literature

The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
I’ll Take My Stand by Twelve Southerners
Law and the Modern Mind by Jerome Frank
The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
Humanism in America by Norman Forster
Seven Types of Ambiguity by William Empson

1930 Book of the Month Club Selections

Iron Man by W.R. Burnett
The Rise of American Civilization by Charles and Mary Beard
The Crusades: Iron Men and Saints by Harold Lamb
Gallows’ Orchard by Claire Spencer
The Week-End Library by Somerset Maugham et al.
Liberty by Everett Dean Martin
Dr. Serocold by Helen Ashton
Lone Cowboy: My Life by Will James
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
Quiet Street by Michael Ossorgin
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer by Major F. Yeats-Brown
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (illustrated by Rockwell Kent)
1930 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1930, according to GoodReads
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