Books, Books, and More Books: 1940

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book post. Since this week brought us National Book Lover’s Day, I thought I’d add a post with some books the home front housewife might have been reading in 1940. All are still available today. 


For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe

Native Son, Richard Wright

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Agatha Christie

Children’s Books

Here are some children’s books from 1940 that the home front housewife might have read to her kids at bedtime.

Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina

The Long Winter, Laura Ingall’s Wilder

Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr. Seuss

Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace

This is a new-to-us series that we have just started to read at bedtime.

Pat the Bunny, Dorothy Kunhardt

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