Which Book Is America's Favorite? It's a Classic

Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' takes the top spot in PBS ranking
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2018 5:58 PM CDT
Which Book Is America's Favorite? It's a Classic
The winner is a classic.   (Getty Images/demaerre)

We all have a love affair with a certain book, or books, that stoked our imaginations, shaped our worldview, or otherwise brought us together in a shared bond with others in the avid-readers community. Quartz notes that PBS was curious which tome Americans most took to, and so the network tapped into a YouGov survey that asked, "What is your most-loved novel?" The initial survey winnowed things down to 100 picks, and from there PBS reduced it down to just 10. The winner: a name you'll definitely recognize. Here are the top five:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  2. Outlander series, by Diana Gabaldon
  3. Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling
  4. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  5. Lord of the Ring series, by JRR Tolkien
Check out what other favorites made the list here. (Harper Lee's estate filed suit regarding a play coming to Broadway in December based on To Kill a Mockingbird.)

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