Popular 1930s Books

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Water for Elephants Water for Elephants (Paperback)
by (shelved 165 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,313,591 ratings — published 2006
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 119 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,656,802 ratings — published 1937
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 88 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.95 — 1,286,995 ratings — published 1932
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 84 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.97 — 225,831 ratings — published 1939
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The Hobbit The Hobbit (Paperback)
by (shelved 80 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.22 — 2,272,150 ratings — published 1937
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Rules of Civility Rules of Civility (Hardcover)
by (shelved 71 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.97 — 108,367 ratings — published 2011
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Rebecca Rebecca (ebook)
by (shelved 63 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.23 — 161,371 ratings — published 1938
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The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1) The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
by (shelved 58 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.05 — 124,673 ratings — published 1939
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.85 — 260,848 ratings — published 1937
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.24 — 3,556,512 ratings — published 1960
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And Then There Were None And Then There Were None (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.21 — 504,698 ratings — published 1939
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Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
by (shelved 39 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.14 — 168,027 ratings — published 1934
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The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.95 — 85,860 ratings — published 1930
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.72 — 181,442 ratings — published 1930
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Cold Comfort Farm Cold Comfort Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.93 — 47,123 ratings — published 1932
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,181,604 ratings — published 1936
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.84 — 143,141 ratings — published 1934
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Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.98 — 15,945 ratings — published 1938
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Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1)
by (shelved 27 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.82 — 41,413 ratings — published 2004
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The Thin Man The Thin Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.99 — 32,239 ratings — published 1934
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I, Claudius (Claudius, #1) I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
by (shelved 26 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.27 — 63,363 ratings — published 1934
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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls (Hardcover)
by (shelved 25 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.30 — 28,096 ratings — published 2013
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Light in August Light in August (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.92 — 73,119 ratings — published 1932
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I Capture the Castle I Capture the Castle (Hardcover)
by (shelved 25 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.99 — 94,811 ratings — published 1948
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Euphoria Euphoria (Hardcover)
by (shelved 24 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.83 — 77,661 ratings — published 2014
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Down and Out in Paris and London Down and Out in Paris and London (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.10 — 54,865 ratings — published 1933
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Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.87 — 59,629 ratings — published 2000
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Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
by (shelved 21 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.86 — 144,318 ratings — published 2009
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Homage to Catalonia Homage to Catalonia (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.15 — 36,580 ratings — published 1938
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Absalom, Absalom! Absalom, Absalom! (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.95 — 64,938 ratings — published 1936
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Out of the Dust Out of the Dust (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.72 — 60,573 ratings — published 1997
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The House at Tyneford The House at Tyneford (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.78 — 24,956 ratings — published 2011
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The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7) The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.40 — 8,110 ratings — published 1938
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Vile Bodies Vile Bodies (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.85 — 15,004 ratings — published 1930
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The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.96 — 228,226 ratings — published 1931
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Nausea Nausea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.91 — 94,231 ratings — published 1938
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The Day of the Locust The Day of the Locust (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.81 — 26,059 ratings — published 1939
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Turtle in Paradise Turtle in Paradise (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.92 — 21,757 ratings — published 2010
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A Handful of Dust A Handful of Dust (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.92 — 31,784 ratings — published 1934
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At Swim-Two-Birds At Swim-Two-Birds (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.94 — 19,446 ratings — published 1939
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A Hundred Summers A Hundred Summers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.85 — 44,442 ratings — published 2013
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The Waves The Waves (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.14 — 40,483 ratings — published 1931
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
by (shelved 18 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.76 — 107,128 ratings — published 1976
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Miss Buncle's Book (Miss Buncle, #1) Miss Buncle's Book (Miss Buncle, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.05 — 5,418 ratings — published 1934
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Ask the Dust (Arthur Bandini, #3) Ask the Dust (Arthur Bandini, #3)
by (shelved 17 times as 1930s)
avg rating 4.18 — 23,967 ratings — published 1939
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Rainwater Rainwater (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as 1930s)
avg rating 3.92 — 14,261 ratings — published 2009
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristieThe Body in the Library by Agatha ChristieThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Stately Home mysteries
115 books — 46 voters
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell HammettThe Little Engine That Could by Watty PiperStrong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers1066 and All That by W.C. Sellar
Best Books of 1930
29 books — 23 voters

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Cecelia Ahern
“Above Constance's desk were nude photographs of women in 1930s France, draped in provocative poses. She had put them there for Bob's viewing pleasure and in return he had placed African art of naked men above his desk for her.”
Cecelia Ahern, One Hundred Names

George Orwell
“The train bore me away, through the monstrous scenery of slag-heaps, chimneys, piled scrap-iron, foul canals, paths of cindery mud criss-crossed by the prints of clogs. This was March, but the weather had been horribly cold and everywhere there were mounds of blackened snow. As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye. She had a round pale face, the usual exhausted face of the slum girl who is twenty-five and looks forty, thanks to miscarriages and drudgery; and it wore, for the second in which I saw it, the most desolate, hopeless expression I have ever-seen. It struck me then that we are mistaken when we say that ‘It isn’t the same for them as it would be for us,’ and that people bred in the slums can imagine nothing but the slums. For what I saw in her face was not the ignorant suffering of an animal. She knew well enough what was happening to her—understood as well as I did how dreadful a destiny it was to be kneeling there in the bitter cold, on the slimy stones of a slum backyard, poking a stick up a foul drain-pipe.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

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