The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 1932

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This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 1932. When the list began in 1931 through 1941 it only reflected sales in the New York City area.[1]

The two most popular books that year were The Fountain, by Charles Langbridge Morgan, which held on top of the list for 10 weeks, and Mary's Neck by Booth Tarkington, which was on top of the list for 7 weeks.[2]

Date Book Author
January 4 Maid in Waiting John Galsworthy
January 11 The Harbourmaster William McFee
January 18
January 25 Mr. and Mrs. Pennington Francis Brett Young
February 1
February 8 The End of Desire Robert Herrick
February 15 Mary's Neck Booth Tarkington
February 22
February 29
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 4 Magnolia Street Louis Golding
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2 Bright Skin Julia Peterkin
May 9 A Modern Hero Louis Bromfield
May 16 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
May 23
May 30
June 6 District Nurse Faith Baldwin
June 13 The Fountain Charles Langbridge Morgan
June 20
June 27
July 4
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15 Faraway J. B. Priestley
August 22 Lark Ascending Mazo De La Roche
August 29 The Fountain Charles Langbridge Morgan
September 5 A New York Tempest Manuel Komroff
September 12 The Sheltered Life Ellen Glasgow
September 19
September 26
October 3 Sons Pearl S. Buck
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14 Invitation to the Waltz Rosamond Lehmann
November 21 Flowering Wilderness John Galsworthy
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, Laura J. (2000). "The Best-Seller List as Marketing Tool and Historical Fiction". In Ezra Greenspan (ed.). Book History. Volume Three. Penn State University Press. pp. 286–304.
  2. ^ Adult New York Times Best Seller Lists for 1932 Retrieved March 14, 2018