List of the best Catherine Cookson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Catherine Cookson is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Though not a household name, Cookson was the most widely read novelist in the U.K., with book sales over 100 million. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Catherine Cookson who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.This list features Tilly Trotter, The Black Velvet Crown, and more. What are Catherine Cookson's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.