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Books Topping the New York Times Fiction Bestseller List From 1931 to May 22, 2022

This was a long list to make! Luckily wikipedia has all the individual lists of yearly NYT bestseller toppers, and I decided to put them in one giant list. It is incredibly interesting to go through it and see how tastes have changed since 1931 (although from 1931-1941, the list only covers the NYC area) and which authors have almost an automatic place at the top. This is quite educational and I do recommend taking it for that purpose.
As always have fun folks, I really hope people take this one!
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The Ten Commandments (Warwick Deeping)
The Ten Commandments (Warwick Deeping)
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Maid in Waiting (John Galsworthy)
Maid in Waiting (John Galsworthy)
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The Harbourmaster (William McFee)
The Harbourmaster (William McFee)
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Mr. and Mrs. Pennington (Francis Brett Young)
Mr. and Mrs. Pennington (Francis Brett Young)
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5
The End of Desire (Robert Herrick)
The End of Desire (Robert Herrick)
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Mary's Neck (Booth Tarkington)
Mary's Neck (Booth Tarkington)
7
Magnolia Street (Louis Golding)
Magnolia Street (Louis Golding)
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Bright Skin (Julia Peterkin)
Bright Skin (Julia Peterkin)
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A Modern Hero (Louis Bromfield)
A Modern Hero (Louis Bromfield)
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The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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District Nurse (Faith Baldwin)
District Nurse (Faith Baldwin)
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The Fountain
The Fountain
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13
Faraway (J.B. Priestley)
Faraway (J.B. Priestley)
14
Lark Ascending (Mazo De La Roche)
Lark Ascending (Mazo De La Roche)
15
A New York Tempest (Manuel Komroff)
A New York Tempest (Manuel Komroff)
16
The Sheltered Life (Ellen Glasgow)
The Sheltered Life (Ellen Glasgow)
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Sons (Pearl S. Buck)
Sons (Pearl S. Buck)
18
Invitation to the Waltz
Invitation to the Waltz
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Flowering Wilderness (John Galsworthy)
Flowering Wilderness (John Galsworthy)
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The Last Adam (James G. Cozzens)
The Last Adam (James G. Cozzens)
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21
Ann Vickers (Sinclair Lewis)
Ann Vickers (Sinclair Lewis)
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The Werewolf of Paris (Guy Endore)
The Werewolf of Paris (Guy Endore)
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Rain in the Doorway (Thorne Smith)
Rain in the Doorway (Thorne Smith)
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As the Earth Turns (Gladys Hasty Carroll)
As the Earth Turns (Gladys Hasty Carroll)
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The Store (T.S. Stribling)
The Store (T.S. Stribling)
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Little Man, What Now? (Hans Fallada)
Little Man, What Now? (Hans Fallada)
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Anthony Adverse (Hervey Allen)
Anthony Adverse (Hervey Allen)
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The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
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29
Work of Art (Sinclair Lewis)
Work of Art (Sinclair Lewis)
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The Oppermans (Lion Feuchtwanger)
The Oppermans (Lion Feuchtwanger)
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Seven Gothic Tales (Isak Dinesen)
Seven Gothic Tales (Isak Dinesen)
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Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Lamb in His Bosom (Caroline Miller)
Lamb in His Bosom (Caroline Miller)
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Five Silver Daughters (Louis Golding)
Five Silver Daughters (Louis Golding)
35
I Claudius (Robert Graves)
I Claudius (Robert Graves)
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So Red the Rose (Stark Young)
So Red the Rose (Stark Young)
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Lost Horizon (James Hilton)
Lost Horizon (James Hilton)
38
The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Franz Werfel)
The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Franz Werfel)
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Heaven's My Destination (Thornton Wilder)
Heaven's My Destination (Thornton Wilder)
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Come and Get It (Edna Ferber)
Come and Get It (Edna Ferber)
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