1936 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1936 Books & Bestsellers

1936 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2. The Last Puritan by George Santayana
3. Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan
4. Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds
5. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
6. White Banners by Lloyd C. Douglas
7. The Hurricane by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
8. The Thinking Reed by Rebecca West
9. The Doctor by Mary Roberts Rinehart
10. Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

1936 Non-Fiction Books

1. Man the Unknown by Alexis Carrel
2. Wake Up and Live! by Dorothea Brande
3. The Way of a Transgressor by Negley Farson
4. Around the World in Eleven Years by Patience, Richard, and Johnny Abbe
5. North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
6. An American Doctor’s Odyssey by Victor Heiser
7. Inside Europe by John Gunther
8. Live Alone and Like It by Marjorie Hillis
9. Life with Father by Clarence Day
10. I Write As I Please by Walter Duranty

1936 Notable Literature

The Big Money by John Dos Passos
Language, Truth, and Logic by A.J. Ayer
Absalom! Absalom! by William Faulkner
Politics: Who Gets What, When, How? by H.D. Lasswell
The Great Chain of Being by Arthur O. Lovejoy
In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

1936 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Next Hundred Years by C.C. Furnas
If I Have Four Apples by Josephine Lawerence
The Last Puritan by George Santayana
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
This Simian World by Clarence Day
Arctic Adventure by Peter Freuchen
Education before Verdun by Arnold Zweig
Days of Wrath by André Malraux
A Further Range by Robert Frost
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter Edmonds
An American Doctor’s Odyssey by Victor Heiser
Green Margins by E.P. O’Donnell
More Poems by A.E. Houseman
Audubon by Constance Rourke
Fighting Angel by Pearl S. Buck
Exile by Pearl S. Buck
1936 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1936, according to GoodReads
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