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BEST A. J. Cronin Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Was A. J. Cronin?

A. J. Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981) was a Scottish physician and novelist who continued to write into his eighties and included among his friends Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn, to whose first son he was a godfather.

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The Best A. J. Cronin Books of All Time

Why these best A. J. Cronin books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best A. J. Cronin books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by A. J. Cronin that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best A. J. Cronin books of all time...

Best A.J. Cronin Books: Hatter's Castle
1. Hatter's Castle - A.J. Cronin
Published 1931 // 605 pages // Rated 4.3 over 3,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: The Stars Look Down
2. The Stars Look Down - A.J. Cronin
Published 1935 // 608 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: The Citadel
3. The Citadel - A.J. Cronin
Published 1937 // 368 pages // Rated 4.2 over 7,500 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: The Keys of the Kingdom
4. The Keys of the Kingdom - A.J. Cronin
Published 1941 // 480 pages // Rated 4.3 over 2,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: The Green Years
5. The Green Years - A.J. Cronin
Published 1944 // 240 pages // Rated 4.1 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: Shannon's Way
6. Shannon's Way - A.J. Cronin
Published 1948 // 288 pages // Rated 4.0 over 700 reviews on Goodreads
Best A.J. Cronin Books: The Judas Tree
7. The Judas Tree - A.J. Cronin
Published 1961 // 288 pages // Rated 4.0 over 800 reviews on Goodreads

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