1938 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1938 Books & Bestsellers

1938 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
2. The Citadel by A.J. Cronin
3. My Son, My Son! by Howard Spring
4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
5. Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts
6. All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field
7. The Rains Came by Louis Bromfield
8. And Tell of Time by Laura Krey
9. The Mortal Storm by Phyllis Bottome
10. Action at Aquila by Hervey Allen

1938 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang
2. With Malice Toward Some by Margaret Halsey
3. Madame Curie by Eve Curie
4. Listen! The Wind by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
5. The Horse and Buggy Doctor by Arthur E. Hertzler
6. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
7. Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren
8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Ogden Nash
9. Alone by Richard E. Byrd
10. Fanny Kemble by Margaret Armstrong

1938 Notable Literature

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Autobiographies of William Butler Yeats by William Butler Yeats
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
The Culture of Cities byLewis Mumford
Logic by John Dewey
Behavior of Organisms by B.F. Skinner
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James
Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta

1938 Book of the Month Club Selections

Forever Ulysses by C.P. Rohacanachi
Hell on Ice by Commander Edward Ellsberg
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
R.F.D. by Charles Allen Smart
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Fight for Life by Paul de Kruif
The Flying Yorkshireman by Eric Knight et al.
The Great American Novel by Clyde Brion Davis
Fanny Kemble: A Passionate Victorian by Margaret Armstrong
The Horse and Buggy Doctor by Arthur E. Hertzler
The Tides of Mont St-Michel by Roger Vercel
With Malice Toward Some by Margaret Halsey
Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren
Philosopher’s Holiday by Irwin Edman
Leonardo da Vinci by Antonina Vallentin
1938 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1938, according to GoodReads
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