1941 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1941 Books & Bestsellers

1941 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
2. Random Harvest by James Hilton
3. This Above All by Eric Knight
4. The Sun Is My Undoing by Marguerite Steen
5. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
6. Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts
7. H.M. Pulham, Esquire by John P. Marquand
8. Mr. and Mrs. Cugat by Isabel Scott Rorick
9. Saratoga Trunk by Edna Ferber
10. Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase

1941 Non-Fiction Books

1. Berlin Diary by William L. Shirer
2. The White Cliffs by Alice Duer Miller
3. Out of the Night by Jan Valtin
4. Inside Latin America by John Gunther
5. Blood, Sweat and Tears by Winston S. Churchill
6. You Can’t Do Business with Hitler by Douglas Miller
7. Reading I’ve Liked edited by Clifton Fadiman
8. Reveille in Washington by Margaret Leech
9. Exit Laughing by Irvin S. Cob
10. My Sister and I by Dirk van der Heide

1941 Notable Literature

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Nature and Destiny of Man, vol. 1 by Reinhold Niebuhr
Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
Mission to Moscow by Joseph Davies
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans
American Renaissance by F.O. Matthiessen
The Mind of the South by W.J. Cash
The Social Life of a Modern Community by W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. Lunt
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West

1941 Book of the Month Club Selections

Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
My Name is Aram by William Saroyan
Out of the Night by Jan Valtin
H. M. Pulham, Esquire by John Marquand
Kabloona by Gontran de Poincins
The Good Shepherd by Gunnar Gunnarsson
Blood, Sweat, and Tears by Winston Churchill
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Junior Miss by Sally Benson
Berlin Diary by William L. Shirer
Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
The Timeless Land by Eleanor Dark
Reveille in Washington by Margaret Leech
Inside Latin America by John Gunther
Young Man of Caracas by T.R. Ybarra
Storm by George Steward
Language in Action by S.I. Hayakawa
There was no 1941 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1941, according to GoodReads
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