Thank you to Stuck in a Book for hosting The 1936 Club–a fun way to read books from other eras. By club week, April 12-18, 2021, just read one book published in 1936. I’ve encountered problems before from using bestseller lists. Books on bestseller lists are not necessarily published in that same year. The pickings so far are not great–especially sine I’ve already read the blockbuster, aka Gone With the Wind, too many times to count. Take heart–there are a few Agatha Christie books from that year and they are readily available. Down below my “already read” selections, I’ve posted some of the possibilities for 1936 reading.
1936: The Year
1936 saw Franklin Roosevelt re-elected as President of the United States. In the U.K. it was the Year of Three Kings. George V died, Edward VIII abdicated, and George VI, the father of today’s Queen Elizabeth II, became King. The Nazi Berlin Olympics was the feature of the summer. The Spanish Civil War began and Italy’s second war in Ethiopia was also going on in1936.
What I’ve Already Read
I will likely choose one of these for the challenge, though since I’ll be back in classes, I’m betting the third volume of Churchill’s life of Marlborough will have to wait!