To Kill a Mockingbird named America’s most-loved book

first_imgLatest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like According to the Great American Read, the top 100 most loved novels are:To Kill a MockingbirdOutlander (Series)Harry Potter (Series)Pride and PrejudiceLord of the RingsGone with the WindCharlotte’s WebLittle WomenChronicles of NarniaJane EyreAnne of Green GablesGrapes of WrathA Tree Grows in BrooklynBook ThiefGreat GatsbyTheHelpThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer1984And Then There Were NoneAtlas ShruggedWuthering HeightsLonesome DovePillars of the EarthStandRebeccaA Prayer for Owen MeanyColor PurpleAlice in WonderlandGreat ExpectationsCatcher in the RyeWhere the Red Fern GrowsOutsidersThe Da Vinci CodeThe Handmaid’s TaleDuneThe Little PrinceCall of the WildThe Clan of the Cave BearThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to The GalaxyThe Hunger GamesThe Count of Monte CristoThe Joy Luck ClubFrankensteinThe GiverMemoirs of a GeishaMoby DickCatch 22Game of Thrones (series)Foundation (series)War and PeaceTheir Eyes Were Watching GodJurassic ParkThe GodfatherOne Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Picture of Dorian GrayThe NotebookThe ShackA Confederacy of DuncesThe Hunt for Red OctoberBelovedThe MartianThe Wheel of Time (series)SiddharthaCrime and PunishmentThe Sun Also RisesThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeA Separate PeaceDon QuixoteThe Lovely BonesThe AlchemistHatchet (series)Invisible ManThe Twilight Saga (series)Tales of the City (series)Gulliver’s TravelsReady Player OneLeft Behind (series)Gone GirlWatchersThe Pilgrim’s ProgressAlex Cross Mysteries (series)Things Fall ApartHeart of DarknessGileadFlowers in the AtticFifty Shades of GreyThe Sirens of TitanThis Present DarknessAmericanahAnother CountryBless Me, UltimaLooking for AlaskaThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoSwan SongMind InvadersWhite TeethGhostThe Coldest Winter EverThe IntuitionistDoña Bárbára Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen “To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been voted America’s Number One best-loved novel in the Great American Read. The grand finale of the event aired on October 23.Perhaps, few were surprised when the winner was announced.The novel by Alabamian Harper Lee has been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.“To Kill a Mockingbird” has served as the basis for a popular movie and voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Skip “To Kill a Mockingbird” held first place despite strong competition from the rest of the five finalists. Harper Lee’s novel topped the list of votes in every state except North Carolina where voters chose the “Outlander” series and Wyoming voters preferred “Lord of The Rings.”Completing the top five were “Outlander series, second; “Harry Potter series, third; “Pride and Prejudice,” fourth and “Lord of the Rings,” fifth.Trawick found it interesting that “Gone with the Wind” took sixth place and was followed by “Charlotte’s Web.”“Even as an adult, I enjoyed ‘Charlotte’s Web,” she said.Trawick said it was also interesting that “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (17) was on the list while “Huckleberry Finn” was not.“When I was in high school in Brundidge, Marilyn Phillips, who was an outstanding literature teacher, said Mark Twain’s books, the classics and ‘Catcher in the Rye’ were the books to read before you began college.”On the Top 100 books, Trawick said there was a strong showing for fantasy books and the classics were well represented.And there was a millennial influence among the list and also from the dedicated readers.Trawick said there was no limit to the number of times one could vote and that could have been a factor in the voting. To Kill a Mockingbird named America’s most-loved book “It is a powerful story that has been told in print, in movie theaters and on stages and through the attention brought to Harper Lee herself.”Trawick said what she found very interesting was that “To Kill a Mockingbird’ debuted atop The Great American Read and stayed there.“Some novels moved up and down but ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ never slipped from first place,” she said. “I was pleased to see that novels by other authors with Alabama connections were among the 100 novels selected.”Trawick cited novelists F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert McCammon, Zora Neale Hurston and John Green. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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