Best Books of the Decade: 1930s

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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads This list is not letting me add books I KNOW were published in the 1930s.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) ... and on the other hand, it, too, contains a number of books not published during the relevant decade.

Removed: Camus, "Caligula" (though begun in the 1938s, only finished and first published in 1944).


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris Johnson No Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God? This list is about is sturdy and credible as a pillar of dust.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it.


message 5: by Chris (new)

Chris Johnson I'm not mad at the Hobbit being number one. Tolkien's the ish.


message 6: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ I seriously think that THE 30S was THE best decade of literature! I mean, GONE WITH THE WIND! GRAPES OF WRATH!!!

We totally need another decade like this ;)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Correct me if I'm wrong - but wasn't A Death in the Family published in the 1950s?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to the list at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed, for being first published in 1957:

A Death in the Family


message 11: by Holly (new)

Holly If you want to discuss some classics, Tattered Tales is a group who specialises in classics. We hold monthly group reads and have plenty of debates and discussions over many classics!


message 12: by Michelle (last edited Jan 23, 2014 08:38AM) (new)

Michelle Removed because original publication date is outside of listed range for this list:
The Book of Disquiet
Abraham Lincoln
A Moveable Feast
The Collected Poems
Mario and the Magician
The Island of Sheep
O Rumor do Tempo e Viagem à Armênia
Check for duplicates run 0 found and removed.


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Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: no books removed.


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Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 3 books removed.


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Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


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~☆~Autumn♥♥ Ðɑηηɑ wrote: "I seriously think that THE 30S was THE best decade of literature! I mean, GONE WITH THE WIND! GRAPES OF WRATH!!!

We totally need another decade like this ;)"


I sure agree with you!


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