For the next few weeks until Labor Day marks the official end of America’s summer, I’m going to go back to pick up some bestsellers from 1910 that I hadn’t located when their turn came in my normal schedule. Most of them are frivolous and forgettable, and a couple are quite funny. I’ve included links to free, downloadable versions from Project Gutenberg so you can fill up your e-reader, find a comfy spot in the shade, and settle down to read on a hot August afternoon.
Here is the entire 1910 list, with the dates of the review are scheduled to be published. The Rosary is the only novel on the list I previously reviewed here.
- The Rosary by Florence Barclay
- A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill [Aug.7]
- The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) [Aug.11]
- Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston[Aug.14]
- The Kingdom of Slender Swords by Hallie Erminie Rives [Aug.18]
- Simon the Jester by William J. Locke [Aug21]
- Lord Loveland Discovers America by C.N. Williamson & A.M Williamson [Aug.25]
- The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart [Aug.28]
- Mary Make-Believe by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott [Sept. 1]
- When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart [Sept.4]
Did you notice Mary Roberts Rinehart had two bestsellers on the list. How often does that happen?