Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1930's Books

Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1930's

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1930's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1930 through 1939. All types of novels have been included and each of them made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 30's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre). This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time.

Note that Publishers Weekly left the "Harry Potter" series off of this list as its inclusion made the entire children's book industry appear to sharply rise and decline depending on the series' release schedule.
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  1. 1

    100,000,000 Guinea Pigs

    Arthur Kallet More
    Years in the Top 15: 1933, 1934
  2. 2

    A fortune to share

    Vashni Young More
    Year in the Top 15: 1932
  3. 3

    A Peculiar Treasure

    Year in the Top 15: 1939
  4. 4
    Lisa Gardner More
    Year in the Top 15: 1938
  5. 5

    An American Doctor's Odyssey

    Years in the Top 15: 1936, 1937
  6. 6

    Around the world in eleven years

    Patience Abbe More
    Year in the Top 15: 1936
  7. 7

    Autobiography with Letters

    Year in the Top 15: 1939
  8. 8
    Edwin Gaustad More
    Year in the Top 15: 1938
  9. 9

    Boners: Being a Collection of Schoolboy Wisdom, or Knowledge as It Is Sometimes Written

    Year in the Top 15: 1931
  10. 10

    Brazilian Adventure

    Peter Fleming More
    Year in the Top 15: 1934
  11. 11

    British agent

    R. H. Bruce Lockhart More
    Year in the Top 15: 1933
  12. 12

    Byron

    André Maurois More
    Year in the Top 15: 1930
  13. 13

    Contract Bridge Blue Book

    Year in the Top 15: 1931
  14. 14

    Contract Bridge Blue Book of 1933

    Year in the Top 15: 1933
  15. 15

    A country lawyer

    Henry A. Shute More
    Year in the Top 15: 1939
  16. 16

    Culbertson's Summary

    Years in the Top 15: 1931, 1932
  17. 17
    Pierre van Paassen More
    Year in the Top 15: 1939
  18. 18

    Education of a princess

    Marii͡a More
    Year in the Top 15: 1931
  19. 19

    Fanny Kemble

    Margaret Armstrong More
    Year in the Top 15: 1938
  20. 20

    Fatal interview

    Edna St. Vincent Millay More
    Year in the Top 15: 1931
  21. 21

    Forty-two Years in the White House

    Year in the Top 15: 1934
  22. 22

    Francis the First

    Francis Hackett More
    Year in the Top 15: 1935
  23. 23
    Dale Carnegie More
    Years in the Top 15: 1937, 1938
  24. 24

    I write as I please

    Walter Duranty More
    Year in the Top 15: 1936
  25. 25

    I'm a stranger here myself

    John Seymour More
    Year in the Top 15: 1938

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