Bestselling Novels 1900–1929

Post-Victorian bestsellers, 1900-1909

1900 Bestselling Novels

1901 Bestselling Novels

1902 Bestselling Novels

1903 Bestselling Novels

1904 Bestselling Novels

1905 Bestselling Novels

1906 Bestselling Novels

1907 Bestselling Novels

1908 Bestselling Novels

1909 Bestselling Novels

Great War Era bestselling novels 1910-1919

1910 Bestselling Novels

1911 Bestselling Novels

1912 Bestselling Novels

1913 Bestselling Novels

1914 Bestselling Novels

1915 Bestselling Novels

1916 Bestselling Novels

1917 Bestselling Novels

1918 Bestselling Novels

1919 Bestselling Novels

Roaring Twenties bestselling novels, 1920-1929

1920 Bestselling Novels

1921 Bestselling Novels

1922 Bestselling Novels

1923 Bestselling Novels

1924 Bestselling Novels

1925 Bestselling Novels

1926 Bestselling Novels

1927 Bestselling Novels

1928 Bestselling Novels

1929 Bestselling Novels

See the Bestselling Novels of 1930 through 1969 here

3 thoughts on “Bestselling Novels 1900–1929”

  1. Dear Ms.Aragoni.
    I am Emailing you from Sydney Australia.
    Your 1908 lists has “The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg” at No.10 this is listed in 1928.
    No.10 for 1908 is “The Weavers” which was No.2 for 1907.
    Your reviews are very interesting as I have been researching early 20th American popular literature by using the best selling book lists published in monthly journals and weekly newspapers for a number of years.
    Regards
    Robert Page

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    1. Thank you for catching that error. What would I do without readers like you?

      I don’t know how I got Annie Spragg in 1908. (I just recently bought a 2nd edition copy of the book for re-reading.)

      I made a correction to my bestseller lists and to the most recent post about coming attractions. I’m going to leave The Weavers to review in January. I’m going to do my 2017 reviews in chronological order in instead of in reverse order as in past years.

      Are you researching popular literature for fun or do you have some more serious reason?

      Have you seen the blogs Leaves and Pages https://leavesandpages.com/ and Rich Horton’s blog http://rrhorton.blogspot.com/ Both review older fiction, though not exclusively. Both bloggers are good writers as well as good readers.

      Thanks again for catching the mistake and keeping me on the straight and narrow.

      Linda

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      1. Hello Linda.
        One of my many interests is gauging the book buying habits of Americans.I use the best selling book lists from monthly literary publications and weekly newspaper lists.The history of sound recording and film started in the 1890s as did best seller book lists.
        It is all part of American culture – popular music and cinema and literature.The cavalcade of American artistic achievements .
        Regards
        Robert Page

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