Make America Read Again: These Are The 100 Favorite Books In The US

US citizens read an average of 10 books per year, but which are their favorites? The Great American Read survey has just shared their results.

Reading is just great. Books can take you to fantastic places, bring you closer to personal stories, whether real or fictional, and also give you knowledge about different historical periods. We all have a book that has marked our life, that we can read over and over, or that brings back fond memories of our youth. According to The Great American Read survey, organized by PBS/YouGov, for the best-loved novel by US citizens is To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee's novel, published in 1960 and winner of a Pulitzer prize, received more than 4 million votes during the six-month-long poll.

The Great American Read announced the 100 favorite books in the United States. The shortlist was suggested by a group of 7,200 people and a panel of experts who narrowed down the nominees to a hundred. So, if you are looking for a new literary adventure, you can choose from the top 100!


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. The Chronicles of Narnia

10. Jane Eyre

11. Anne of Green Gables

12. The Grapes of Wrath

13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

14. The Book Thief

15. The Great Gatsb

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. The Pillars of the Earth

24. The Stand

25. Rebecca

26. A Prayer for Owen Meany

27. The Color Purple

28. Alice in Wonderland

29. Great Expectations

30. The Catcher in the Rye

31. Where the Red Fern Grows

32. The Outsiders

33. The Da Vinci Code

34. The Handmaid's Tale

35. Dune

36. The Little Prince

37. The 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 Bárbara

Even though the book industry sometimes seems to be going through a hard time, as more people are choosing other ways of approaching literature such as audiobooks or ebooks, reading will never go out of fashion. So, how many of these 100 books have you read and which are your favorites? Let us know!


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