Friday, October 26, 2018

The Great American Reads: FINAL RESULTS

Well, I had plans to watch all the fun episodes of this series, but I kept forgetting and Tuesday is bad day for TV watching for me. And then I'd forget to watch it later online, though I think it's possible. And hopefully I still will because I really want to know the discussion on all these books.

BUT, in the meantime, the winner has been announced! You can click here to see them... but I've also copied and pasted: (except the numbers didn't come over, but this is the order!)

Full Results

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Outlander (Series)
  3. Harry Potter (Series)
  4. Pride and Prejudice
  5. Lord of the Rings
  6. Gone with the Wind
  7. Charlotte's Web
  8. Little Women
  9. Chronicles of Narnia
  10. Jane Eyre
  11. Anne of Green Gables
  12. Grapes of Wrath
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  14. Book Thief
  15. Great Gatsby
  16. The Help
  17. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  18. 1984
  19. And Then There Were None
  20. Atlas Shrugged
  21. Wuthering Heights
  22. Lonesome Dove
  23. Pillars of the Earth
  24. Stand
  25. Rebecca
  26. A Prayer for Owen Meany
  27. Color Purple
  28. Alice in Wonderland
  29. Great Expectations
  30. Catcher in the Rye
  31. Where the Red Fern Grows
  32. Outsiders
  33. The Da Vinci Code
  34. The Handmaid's Tale
  35. Dune
  36. The Little Prince
  37. Call of the Wild
  38. The Clan of the Cave Bear
  39. The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
  40. The Hunger Games
  41. The Count of Monte Cristo
  42. The Joy Luck Club
  43. Frankenstein
  44. The Giver
  45. Memoirs of a Geisha
  46. Moby Dick
  47. Catch 22
  48. Game of Thrones (series)
  49. Foundation (series)
  50. War and Peace
  51. Their Eyes Were Watching God
  52. Jurassic Park
  53. The Godfather
  54. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  55. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  56. The Notebook
  57. The Shack
  58. A Confederacy of Dunces
  59. The Hunt for Red October
  60. Beloved
  61. The Martian
  62. The Wheel of Time (series)
  63. Siddhartha
  64. Crime and Punishment
  65. The Sun Also Rises
  66. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  67. A Separate Peace
  68. Don Quixote
  69. The Lovely Bones
  70. The Alchemist
  71. Hatchet (series)
  72. Invisible Man
  73. The Twilight Saga (series)
  74. Tales of the City (series)
  75. Gulliver's Travels
  76. Ready Player One
  77. Left Behind (series)
  78. Gone Girl
  79. Watchers
  80. The Pilgrim's Progress
  81. Alex Cross Mysteries (series)
  82. Things Fall Apart
  83. Heart of Darkness
  84. Gilead
  85. Flowers in the Attic
  86. Fifty Shades of Grey
  87. The Sirens of Titan
  88. This Present Darkness
  89. Americanah
  90. Another Country
  91. Bless Me, Ultima
  92. Looking for Alaska
  93. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  94. Swan Song
  95. Mind Invaders
  96. White Teeth
  97. Ghost
  98. The Coldest Winter Ever
  99. The Intuitionist
  100. Doña Bárbára

  So.. what do you think? I think it's a pretty good representation of America's favorites, yes? I'm happy with it! I'm glad The Book Thief ended up quite high up (number 14 I think). Along with many of my other favorites! Do you plan to go and read some that you've missed over the years? I would like to. We'll see though, how THAT goes!


  1. I am still behind on the episodes but I am totally bummed that all my votes for Frankenstein only got it to #43. I did correctly guess the winner though, and I think it is well deserved, I am also very glad Harry Potter didn't win. I do clearly need to start the Outlander series though and see how it managed #2. I really enjoyed this show and how it seems to have brought talking about books and reading more into the spotlight, people I didn't even know were readers have started talking about books with me and it is a joy to find more readers around me.

    1. Ang: So cool that this has got people talking to you about reading! I really need to catch up on the episodes!

  2. Dang! Like Ang, I’m sad Frankenstein didn’t come in higher. I guess I should have voted more. I don’t know about the winner. It’s a good book but number one??...

    1. It appears! They said somewhere that it was the lead from the start and never lost hold of it's place. So.... :)

  3. TKAM is my favorite book of all time, so I totally agree with it being #1. Many of the others on the list are also favorites of mine (HP, LITTLE WOMEN, THE HELP, JANE EYRE, etc.) so I'm pleased with how the voting turned out.

  4. I was voting for LOTR, so I'm happy it was 5th. I like that To Kill a Mockingbird won! That is really cool.



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