1946 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1946 Books & Bestsellers

1946 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
2. This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell
3. The River Road by Frances Parkinson Keyes
4. The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
5. The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman
6. The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby
7. Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque
8. The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain
9. B.F.’s Daughter by John P. Marquand
10. The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward

1946 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
2. Peace of Mind by Joshua L. Liebman
3. As He Saw It by Elliott Roosevelt
4. The Roosevelt I Knew by Frances Perkins
5. Last Chapter by Ernie Pyle
6. Starling of the White House by Thomas Sugrue and Col. Edmund Starling
7. I Chose Freedom by Victor Kravchenko
8. The Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reves
9. Top Secret by Ralph Ingersoll
10. A Solo in Tom-Toms by Gene Fowler

1946 Notable Literature

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock
Scientific Man vs. Power Politics by Hans Morgenthau
Existentialism and Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Understanding Science by James B. Conant
The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
The Idea of History by R.G. Collingwood
Concept of the Corporation by Peter F. Drucker
Mimesis by Erich Auerbach
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Ruth Benedict

1946 Book of the Month Club Selections

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque
The Autobiography of William Allen White by Wiliam Allen White
The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward
Man-Easters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
My Three Years with Eisenhower by Capt. Harry Butcher
The Hucksters by Frederic Wakeman
Britannia Mews by Margery Sharp
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
The Sudden Guest by Christopher LaFarge
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Mistress Masham’s Repose by Terence Hanbury White
Thunder out of China by Theodore H. White and Annalee Jacoby
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Balzac by Stefan Zweig
1946 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1946, according to GoodReads
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