The Most Popular Books from the Decade You Were Born

The most-loved novels can tell us something about the past.

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The 1930s

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The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck

the_most_popular_books_from_the_decade_you_were_born

Gone with the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell

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The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck

The 1940s

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Ernest Hemingway

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By Betty Smith

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The Naked and the Dead

By Norman Mailer

The 1950s

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Bonjour Tristesse

By Françoise Sagan

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Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

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Doctor Zhivago

By Boris Pasternak

The 1960s

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

By John le Carré

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The Godfather

By Mario Puzo

The 1970s

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Breakfast of Champions

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Ragtime

By E.L. Doctorow

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The Thorn Birds

By Colleen McCullough

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Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

The 1980s

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The Name of the Rose

By Umberto Eco

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The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

The 1990s

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

By Haruki Murakami

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Angela's Ashes

By Frank McCourt

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

By J.K. Rowling

The 2000s

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The Corrections

By Jonathan Franzen

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The Da Vinci Code

By Dan Brown

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The Road

By Cormac McCarthy