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The most popular book the year you were born

Stacker Logo By Taylor Hurles of Stacker | Slide 1 of 94: <p>There is nothing quite like settling into a book you love. But finding a real page turner can be hard, and has only gotten more difficult as of late as the amount of choices has grown exponentially. In 2016, over 300,000 new books were published in America, with an additional 400,000 self-published. Walking through a bookstore as you seek out your next read can indeed be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re looking for.</p><p>Still, nothing helps judge a book like the test of time, and in honor of national book month, Stacker used data from Publisher’s Weekly to compile a list of the most popular novel in America each year since 1920. Ranging from Steinbeck classics to modern hits, browse this list for a look into what was popular the year you were born - you might even find your next favorite.</p>

The most popular book the year you were born

There is nothing quite like settling into a book you love. But finding a real page turner can be hard, and has only gotten more difficult as of late as the amount of choices has grown exponentially. In 2016, over 300,000 new books were published in America, with an additional 400,000 self-published. Walking through a bookstore as you seek out your next read can indeed be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Still, nothing helps judge a book like the test of time, and in honor of national book month, Stacker used data from Publisher’s Weekly to compile a list of the most popular novel in America each year since 1920. Ranging from Steinbeck classics to modern hits, browse this list for a look into what was popular the year you were born - you might even find your next favorite.

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