What Was the Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born?: Today in Critical Linking

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

This gallery/slideshow of the most popular books over the last 85 years is a user interface disaster, but it’s still worth putting up with to see what the most popular book was in the year of your birth.


The collection, due to be published in April 2017 by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner, is mainly drawn from stories written in the mid and late 1930s. It ranges from work that Fitzgerald was unable to sell because its “subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of [the author] in the 1930s”, Scribner said, to writing that he submitted to magazines, and which was accepted for publication but never printed.

Late Fitzgerald is quite dark, and I expect this to be no different.


Courage will be published by Christian media empire Zondervan, and co-written by Michelle Burford, who also co-wrote fellow Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’s book. Biles says the book will be “about my life, a little bit about my family, and then how I got to where I am.”

Biles became a household name this summer, so no surprise a book is coming.