Best Books of the Decade: 1940’s


1940–1949

By Number of Ratings on Goodreads

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1. 1984 by George Orwell

First Published in 1949, 4.14 Average Rating, 1,956,832 Ratings, 45,518 Text Reviews, 995 Editions


2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt, B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday

First Published in 1947, 4.1 Average Rating, 1,972,666 Ratings, 20,825 Text Reviews, 710 Editions


3. Animal Farm by George Orwell

First Published in 1945, 3.87 Average Rating, 1,881,700 Ratings, 35,472 Text Reviews, 896 Editions


4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Richard Howard, Dom Marcos Barbosa, Melina Karakosta

First Published in 1946, 4.28 Average Rating, 738,757 Ratings, 24,537 Text Reviews, 1708 Editions


5. The Stranger by Albert Camus, Matthew Ward

First Published in 1942, 3.96 Average Rating, 420,600 Ratings, 14,836 Text Reviews, 675 Editions


6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

First Published in 1943, 4.24 Average Rating, 291,909 Ratings, 16,088 Text Reviews, 127 Editions


7. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

First Published in 1943, 3.85 Average Rating, 244,545 Ratings, 10,198 Text Reviews, 154 Editions


8. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

First Published in 1947, 4.27 Average Rating, 244,842 Ratings, 4,604 Text Reviews, 98 Editions


9. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1942, 4.21 Average Rating, 116,277 Ratings, 8,285 Text Reviews, 231 Editions


10. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

First Published in 1947, 3.97 Average Rating, 194,493 Ratings, 2,841 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


11. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

First Published in 1940, 3.95 Average Rating, 195,063 Ratings, 4,658 Text Reviews, 371 Editions


12. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

First Published in 1946, 4.33 Average Rating, 171,281 Ratings, 10,147 Text Reviews, 187 Editions


13. Corduroy by Don Freeman

First Published in 1948, 4.28 Average Rating, 160,860 Ratings, 1,902 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


14. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

First Published in 1949, 3.49 Average Rating, 132,061 Ratings, 3,486 Text Reviews, 139 Editions


15. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

First Published in 1947, 3.41 Average Rating, 133,264 Ratings, 6,121 Text Reviews, 233 Editions


16. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child, Florence Lamborn, Nancy Seligsohn

First Published in 1945, 4.11 Average Rating, 123,065 Ratings, 2,615 Text Reviews, 215 Editions


17. Curious George by H.A. Rey

First Published in 1941, 4.13 Average Rating, 105,473 Ratings, 845 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


18. The Plague by Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert

First Published in 1947, 3.97 Average Rating, 95,803 Ratings, 3,494 Text Reviews, 388 Editions


19. The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate Deal

First Published in 1942, 4.09 Average Rating, 92,916 Ratings, 2,391 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


20. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

First Published in 1945, 3.67 Average Rating, 90,032 Ratings, 1,835 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


21. Stuart Little by E.B. White, Garth Williams

First Published in 1945, 3.88 Average Rating, 89,033 Ratings, 2,012 Text Reviews, 88 Editions


22. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

First Published in 1945, 4.02 Average Rating, 81,598 Ratings, 3,926 Text Reviews, 155 Editions


23. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1945, 4.28 Average Rating, 75,031 Ratings, 3,847 Text Reviews, 82 Editions

24. Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh

First Published in 1945, 3.99 Average Rating, 69,087 Ratings, 3,430 Text Reviews, 157 Editions


25. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

First Published in 1940, 3.97 Average Rating, 67,643 Ratings, 4,830 Text Reviews, 138 Editions


26. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

First Published in 1941, 4.21 Average Rating, 70,704 Ratings, 1,271 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


27. Native Son by Richard Wright

First Published in 1940, 3.96 Average Rating, 66,194 Ratings, 2,918 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


28. Little Town on the Prairie (Little House, #7)by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

First Published in 1941, 4.18 Average Rating, 63,615 Ratings, 831 Text Reviews, 76 Editions


29. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

First Published in 1948, 4 Average Rating, 56,444 Ratings, 6,587 Text Reviews, 103 Editions


30. The Poky Little Puppy (A Little Golden Book) by Janette Sebring Lowrey, Gustaf Tenggren

First Published in 1942, 4.08 Average Rating, 62,571 Ratings, 707 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


31. The Black Stallion (The Black Stallion, #1) by Walter Farley, Keith Ward

First Published in 1941, 4.18 Average Rating, 60,720 Ratings, 967 Text Reviews, 59 Editions

32. The Long Winter (Little House, #6)by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

First Published in 1940, 4.16 Average Rating, 54,443 Ratings, 1,283 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


33. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

First Published in 1948, 4.18 Average Rating, 58,571 Ratings, 991 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


34. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

First Published in 1942, 4.14 Average Rating, 52,974 Ratings, 756 Text Reviews, 56 Editions


35. These Happy Golden Years (Little House, #8) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

First Published in 1943, 4.17 Average Rating, 51,432 Ratings, 966 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


36. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

First Published in 1948, 3.87 Average Rating, 47,389 Ratings, 3,213 Text Reviews, 123 Editions


37. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

First Published in 1949, 4.06 Average Rating, 48,608 Ratings, 1,357 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


38. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

First Published in 1944, 4.08 Average Rating, 46,797 Ratings, 1,325 Text Reviews, 175 Editions


39. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

First Published in 1946, 4.08 Average Rating, 42,821 Ratings, 1,951 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


40. The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45 by Władysław Szpilman, Anthea Bell

First Published in 1946, 4.24 Average Rating, 43,578 Ratings, 824 Text Reviews, 65 Editions


41. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, #1)by Betty MacDonald, Alexandra Boiger

First Published in 1947, 4.16 Average Rating, 44,068 Ratings, 1,080 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


42. Hiroshima by John Hersey

First Published in 1946, 3.94 Average Rating, 41,338 Ratings, 2,062 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


43. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1942, 3.85 Average Rating, 36,188 Ratings, 1,812 Text Reviews, 211 Editions


44. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

First Published in 1948, 4.38 Average Rating, 35,078 Ratings, 1,172 Text Reviews, 314 Editions


45. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

First Published in 1948, 4.09 Average Rating, 38,448 Ratings, 1,615 Text Reviews, 25 Editions


46. Black Boy by Richard Wright, Jerry W. Ward Jr.

First Published in 1945, 4.02 Average Rating, 36,840 Ratings, 1,466 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


47. Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

First Published in 1947, 4.23 Average Rating, 37,313 Ratings, 516 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


48. Misty of Chincoteague (Misty, #1) by Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis

First Published in 1947, 4.04 Average Rating, 35,181 Ratings, 860 Text Reviews, 61 Editions


49. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Steele Savage

First Published in 1942, 3.98 Average Rating, 30,804 Ratings, 1,658 Text Reviews, 111 Editions


50. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

First Published in 1942, 4.29 Average Rating, 34,002 Ratings, 898 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


51. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan, Anthony Bonner

First Published in 1944, 4.47 Average Rating, 28,657 Ratings, 1,561 Text Reviews, 135 Editions


52. The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

First Published in 1940, 4.07 Average Rating, 28,177 Ratings, 1,369 Text Reviews, 208 Editions


53. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, Lynd Ward

First Published in 1943, 3.62 Average Rating, 30,157 Ratings, 1,862 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


54. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, Stuart J. Woolf, Philip Roth

First Published in 1947, 4.28 Average Rating, 25,625 Ratings, 1,182 Text Reviews, 134 Editions


55. Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1941, 3.94 Average Rating, 28,776 Ratings, 954 Text Reviews, 200 Editions


56. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

First Published in 1946, 4.22 Average Rating, 26,713 Ratings, 1,408 Text Reviews, 210 Editions


57. Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2) by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1943, 3.97 Average Rating, 26,791 Ratings, 1,644 Text Reviews, 81 Editions

58. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1940, 4.12 Average Rating, 29,179 Ratings, 1,207 Text Reviews, 81 Editions

59. Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg, Hans Hausmann, Dirk Muller, Peter Gay, Willy Trenk-Trebitsch, Mario Adorf, Gert Westphal

First Published in 1941, 4.28 Average Rating, 16,716 Ratings, 1,907 Text Reviews, 287 Editions


60. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

First Published in 1940, 4.14 Average Rating, 29,676 Ratings, 580 Text Reviews, 30 Editions

61. The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides, Mamie Harmon

First Published in 1941, 3.88 Average Rating, 30,880 Ratings, 50 Text Reviews, 14 Editions


62. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus, Justin O’Brien

First Published in 1942, 4.18 Average Rating, 30,221 Ratings, 797 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


63. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

First Published in 1944, 4.18 Average Rating, 25,267 Ratings, 2,172 Text Reviews, 152 Editions


64. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

First Published in 1948, 3.99 Average Rating, 26,266 Ratings, 1,557 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


65. El túnel by Ernesto Sabato

First Published in 1948, 4.04 Average Rating, 23,161 Ratings, 1,618 Text Reviews, 149 Editions


66. Lady and the Tramp by Teddy Slater, Bill Langley, Ron Dias, Walt Disney Company

First Published in 1940, 4.36 Average Rating, 28,011 Ratings, 62 Text Reviews, 6 Editions


67. The Magic Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #2) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1943, 4.29 Average Rating, 26,364 Ratings, 520 Text Reviews, 39 Editions


68. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin

First Published in 1944, 4.07 Average Rating, 26,136 Ratings, 1,983 Text Reviews, 31 Editions


69. My Father’s Dragon (My Father’s Dragon, #1) by Ruth Stiles Gannett

First Published in 1948, 4.09 Average Rating, 25,905 Ratings, 1,233 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


70. My Friend Flicka (Flicka, #1) by Mary O’Hara, Dave Blossom

First Published in 1941, 4.15 Average Rating, 25,180 Ratings, 290 Text Reviews, 63 Editions


71. The Three Little Pigs (Disney Classic)by Al Dempster, Milt Banta, Golden Books, Walt Disney Company

First Published in 1948, 4.19 Average Rating, 25,466 Ratings, 136 Text Reviews, 4 Editions


72. Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24)by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1942, 3.95 Average Rating, 19,618 Ratings, 1,225 Text Reviews, 193 Editions


73. Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, #2)by Raymond Chandler

First Published in 1940, 4.17 Average Rating, 21,864 Ratings, 1,145 Text Reviews, 132 Editions


74. Dumbo: A Little Golden Book by Walt Disney Company

First Published in 1940, 4.29 Average Rating, 23,338 Ratings, 61 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


75. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, Νίκος Καζαντζάκης

First Published in 1946, 4.1 Average Rating, 15,203 Ratings, 2,393 Text Reviews, 189 Editions


76. That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1945, 3.87 Average Rating, 19,866 Ratings, 1,285 Text Reviews, 80 Editions

77. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, Richard Winston, Clara Winston, Theodore Ziolkowski

First Published in 1943, 4.11 Average Rating, 20,198 Ratings, 1,069 Text Reviews, 163 Editions


78. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, John Updike

First Published in 1940, 3.99 Average Rating, 21,315 Ratings, 1,499 Text Reviews, 135 Editions


79. The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley

First Published in 1947, 4.39 Average Rating, 16,590 Ratings, 799 Text Reviews, 123 Editions


80. A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

First Published in 1945, 4.05 Average Rating, 20,895 Ratings, 686 Text Reviews, 92 Editions


81. No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre, Stuart Gilbert, Lionel Abel

First Published in 1947, 4.09 Average Rating, 21,841 Ratings, 572 Text Reviews, 21 Editions


82. West with the Night by Beryl Markham

First Published in 1942, 4.18 Average Rating, 19,738 Ratings, 2,226 Text Reviews, 54 Editions


83. Kürk Mantolu Madonna by Sabahattin Ali

First Published in 1943, 4.49 Average Rating, 19,806 Ratings, 1,277 Text Reviews, 28 Editions


84. The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

First Published in 1949, 4.24 Average Rating, 17,920 Ratings, 1,263 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


85. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, H.M. Parshley, Deirdre Bair

First Published in 1949, 4.09 Average Rating, 18,648 Ratings, 833 Text Reviews, 126 Editions


86. King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis

First Published in 1948, 4.19 Average Rating, 20,089 Ratings, 613 Text Reviews, 62 Editions


87. Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel E. Barnes, Mary Warnock, Richard Eyre

First Published in 1943, 3.94 Average Rating, 19,897 Ratings, 311 Text Reviews, 75 Editions


88. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

First Published in 1948, 3.98 Average Rating, 19,149 Ratings, 995 Text Reviews, 100 Editions


89. The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka

First Published in 1946, 4.34 Average Rating, 18,314 Ratings, 485 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


90. Crooked House by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1949, 3.98 Average Rating, 15,657 Ratings, 1,298 Text Reviews, 175 Editions


91. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

First Published in 1948, 3.94 Average Rating, 18,912 Ratings, 641 Text Reviews, 88 Editions


92. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

First Published in 1940, 4.06 Average Rating, 19,187 Ratings, 351 Text Reviews, 11 Editions


93. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

First Published in 1949, 3.92 Average Rating, 16,494 Ratings, 1,380 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


94. Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight, Marguerite Kirmse

First Published in 1940, 4.16 Average Rating, 19,100 Ratings, 198 Text Reviews, 93 Editions


95. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

First Published in 1942, 4.2 Average Rating, 18,903 Ratings, 950 Text Reviews, 82 Editions


96. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, Daphne Hardy

First Published in 1940, 4.06 Average Rating, 16,818 Ratings, 1,002 Text Reviews, 121 Editions


97. A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold

First Published in 1949, 4.24 Average Rating, 16,792 Ratings, 908 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


98. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

First Published in 1949, 3.96 Average Rating, 17,200 Ratings, 1,521 Text Reviews, 55 Editions


99. Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1) by Maud Hart Lovelace, Lois Lenski

First Published in 1940, 4.07 Average Rating, 18,024 Ratings, 877 Text Reviews, 16 Editions


100. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

First Published in 1947, 3.96 Average Rating, 17,385 Ratings, 1,048 Text Reviews, 45 Editions


101. The Moving Finger (Miss Marple, #4) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1942, 3.84 Average Rating, 15,142 Ratings, 1,063 Text Reviews, 192 Editions

102. Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1942, 4.06 Average Rating, 15,877 Ratings, 689 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


103. No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

First Published in 1944, 4.13 Average Rating, 16,533 Ratings, 674 Text Reviews, 52 Editions


104. L’Écume des jours by Boris Vian

First Published in 1947, 4.02 Average Rating, 13,580 Ratings, 761 Text Reviews, 128 Editions


105. Three Little Kittens by Masha, Marie Simchow Stern

First Published in 1942, 4.28 Average Rating, 18,327 Ratings, 25 Text Reviews, 5 Editions

106. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

First Published in 1947, 3.8 Average Rating, 15,832 Ratings, 1,010 Text Reviews, 118 Editions


107. Scuffy the Tugboat (Big Little Golden Book)by Gertrude Crampton

First Published in 1946, 4.11 Average Rating, 17,186 Ratings, 117 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


108. Homer Price (A Puffin Book) by Robert McCloskey

First Published in 1942, 4.07 Average Rating, 16,836 Ratings, 444 Text Reviews, 24 Editions


109. All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

First Published in 1947, 3.87 Average Rating, 15,337 Ratings, 499 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


110. Big Red (Big Red, #1) by Jim Kjelgaard, Carl Pfeuffer

First Published in 1945, 4.11 Average Rating, 15,923 Ratings, 199 Text Reviews, 16 Editions


111. The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1943, 4.07 Average Rating, 14,677 Ratings, 933 Text Reviews, 58 Editions


112. Kon-Tiki: Across The Pacific In A Raft by Thor Heyerdahl

First Published in 1948, 4.1 Average Rating, 13,541 Ratings, 835 Text Reviews, 140 Editions


113. Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, Michael Hofmann, Geoff Wilkes

First Published in 1947, 4.21 Average Rating, 6,838 Ratings, 2,062 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


114. The Saggy Baggy Elephant (A Little Golden Book) by Kathryn Jackson, Byron Jackson, Gustav Tenggren

First Published in 1947, 4.06 Average Rating, 15,288 Ratings, 135 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


115. Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot, #21) by Agatha Christie

First Published in 1940, 3.83 Average Rating, 12,538 Ratings, 754 Text Reviews, 174 Editions


116. Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre, Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre, Annie Cohen-Solal, Carol Macomber

First Published in 1946, 3.96 Average Rating, 12,493 Ratings, 569 Text Reviews, 78 Editions


117. Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren, Gerry Bothmer

First Published in 1948, 4.1 Average Rating, 13,911 Ratings, 209 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


118. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot, #22) by Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser

First Published in 1940, 3.74 Average Rating, 11,285 Ratings, 644 Text Reviews, 147 Editions


119. The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck

First Published in 1942, 3.87 Average Rating, 12,809 Ratings, 1,051 Text Reviews, 113 Editions


120. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

First Published in 1944, 3.98 Average Rating, 13,286 Ratings, 958 Text Reviews, 70 Editions


121. Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike, #1) by Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman

First Published in 1947, 4.13 Average Rating, 12,826 Ratings, 1,756 Text Reviews, 32 Editions


122. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek

First Published in 1944, 4.18 Average Rating, 11,306 Ratings, 820 Text Reviews, 102 Editions


123. Ross Poldark (Poldark, #1) by Winston Graham

First Published in 1945, 4.11 Average Rating, 5,990 Ratings, 1,577 Text Reviews, 59 Editions


124. Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country by Erich Maria Remarque

First Published in 1945, 4.4 Average Rating, 11,391 Ratings, 313 Text Reviews, 109 Editions


125. The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe, #4)by Raymond Chandler

First Published in 1943, 4.07 Average Rating, 11,613 Ratings, 702 Text Reviews, 129 Editions


126. Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth (How to draw and paint) by Andrew Loomis

First Published in 1943, 3.99 Average Rating, 12,735 Ratings, 76 Text Reviews, 10 Editions

127. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson

First Published in 1945, 4.07 Average Rating, 12,420 Ratings, 394 Text Reviews, 28 Editions


128. Antigone by Jean Anouilh

First Published in 1944, 3.8 Average Rating, 10,449 Ratings, 287 Text Reviews, 35 Editions


129. The Folk of the Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #3) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1946, 4.32 Average Rating, 11,693 Ratings, 169 Text Reviews, 33 Editions


130. Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan, Jhumpa Lahiri

First Published in 1943, 4.2 Average Rating, 11,527 Ratings, 450 Text Reviews, 22 Editions


131. Curious George Takes a Job by H.A. Rey

First Published in 1947, 4.28 Average Rating, 12,254 Ratings, 80 Text Reviews, 27 Editions


132. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, #2) by Betty MacDonald, Alexandra Boiger

First Published in 1949, 4.17 Average Rating, 11,756 Ratings, 235 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


133. Bambi by Bob Grant

First Published in 1941, 4.22 Average Rating, 10,332 Ratings, 98 Text Reviews, 83 Editions


134. Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

First Published in 1947, 4.03 Average Rating, 11,999 Ratings, 309 Text Reviews, 37 Editions


135. The High Window (Philip Marlowe, #3) by Raymond Chandler

First Published in 1942, 4.08 Average Rating, 11,080 Ratings, 535 Text Reviews, 105 Editions


136. Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Accountby Miklós Nyiszli, Tibère Kremer, Bruno Bettelheim, Richard Seaver

First Published in 1946, 4.24 Average Rating, 8,422 Ratings, 1,045 Text Reviews, 49 Editions


137. Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams, Charles Tomlinson

First Published in 1949, 4.15 Average Rating, 11,740 Ratings, 153 Text Reviews, 19 Editions


138. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (Famous Five, #4) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1942, 4.03 Average Rating, 10,441 Ratings, 196 Text Reviews, 81 Editions


139. Mother Courage and Her Childrenby Bertolt Brecht, David Hare

First Published in 1941, 3.66 Average Rating, 9,705 Ratings, 252 Text Reviews, 74 Editions


140. La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, Antonio Sobejano-Moran, Paola Bianco

First Published in 1945, 3.77 Average Rating, 9,611 Ratings, 420 Text Reviews, 140 Editions


141. Five Run Away Together (Famous Five, #3)by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1944, 4.03 Average Rating, 10,698 Ratings, 226 Text Reviews, 79 Editions


142. First Term at Malory Towers (Malory Towers, #1) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1946, 4.07 Average Rating, 10,274 Ratings, 418 Text Reviews, 47 Editions


143. سینوهه by Mika Waltari, ذبیح‌الله منصوری

First Published in 1945, 4.08 Average Rating, 5,907 Ratings, 545 Text Reviews, 155 Editions

144. Five Go Adventuring Again (Famous Five, #2) by Enid Blyton

First Published in 1943, 3.99 Average Rating, 10,362 Ratings, 222 Text Reviews, 84 Editions


145. Miracles by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1947, 4.08 Average Rating, 10,821 Ratings, 456 Text Reviews, 52 Editions

146. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft

First Published in 1941, 4.2 Average Rating, 10,153 Ratings, 436 Text Reviews, 156 Editions


147. The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine, Jorge Luis Borges, Ruth L.C. Simms, Norah Borges de Torre

First Published in 1940, 4.05 Average Rating, 8,669 Ratings, 911 Text Reviews, 86 Editions


148. The Secret of the Unicorn (Tintin, #11) by Hergé

First Published in 1943, 4.26 Average Rating, 8,925 Ratings, 234 Text Reviews, 68 Editions


149. The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

First Published in 1949, 4.41 Average Rating, 9,835 Ratings, 588 Text Reviews, 42 Editions


150. Tortured for Christ N/E by Richard Wurmbrand

First Published in 1940, 4.34 Average Rating, 9,622 Ratings, 389 Text Reviews, 28 Editions


151. The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, Robert Giroux, William H. Shannon

First Published in 1948, 4.16 Average Rating, 9,232 Ratings, 758 Text Reviews, 48 Editions


152. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp

First Published in 1949, 3.94 Average Rating, 9,027 Ratings, 599 Text Reviews, 34 Editions


153. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt

First Published in 1946, 4.22 Average Rating, 9,028 Ratings, 823 Text Reviews, 53 Editions


154. Absent In The Spring by Mary Westmacott, Agatha Christie

First Published in 1944, 4.14 Average Rating, 9,787 Ratings, 191 Text Reviews, 39 Editions

155. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

First Published in 1947, 4.25 Average Rating, 9,438 Ratings, 219 Text Reviews, 23 Editions


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