1932 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1932 Books & Bestsellers

1932 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
2. The Fountain by Charles Morgan
3. Sons by Pearl S. Buck
4. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding
5. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow
6. Old Wine and New by Warwick Deeping
7. Mary’s Neck by Booth Tarkington
8. Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd C. Douglas
9. Inheritance by Phyllis Bentley
10. Three Loves by A. J. Cronin

1932 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams
2. Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen
3. A Fortune to Share by Vash Young
4. Culbertson’s Summary by Ely Culbertson
5. Van Loon’s Geography by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
6. What We Live By by Ernest Dimnet
7. The March of Democracy by James Truslow Adams
8. Washington Merry-Go-Round by Anonymous (Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen)
9. The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow
10. More Merry-Go-Round by Anonymous (Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen)

1932 Notable Literature

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1919 by John Dos Passos
Light in August by William Faulkner
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
Moral Man and Immoral Society by Reinhold Niebuhr
Farewell to Reform by John Chamberlain
New Bearings in English Poetry by F.R. Leavis
Black Reconstruction by W.E.B. Du Bois
Modern Corporation and Private Property by Adolph Berle and Gardiner Means

1932 Book of the Month Club Selections

Mr. and Mrs. Pennington by Francis Brett Young
Mary’s Neck by Booth Tarkington
And Life Goes On by Vicki Baum
Heat Lightning by Hellen Hull
Kamongo by Homer W. Smith
Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing by Leweis E. Lawes
The Fountain by Charles Morgan
Thirty Years in the Golden North by Jan Welzl
Saint Saturnin by Jean Schlumberger
Night Flight by Antoine de St. Exupery
Van Loon’s Geography by Hendrik Willem van Loon
Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lemann
Wah ‘Kon-Tah by Joseph Mathews
Sherman: Fighting Prophet by Lloyd Lewis
1932 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1932, according to GoodReads
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