We’ve all been waiting with bated breath, well…maybe not all. I certainly have though, for the announcement of the number one voted upon book on the GREAT AMERICAN READ LIST. Last night’s episode finally revealed the winner? You can watch it in its entirety here.
Did you have a favorite? Did you vote for it? I did. I had a hard time making up my mind about the number one book, but I did.
Many of you may have read my post from yesterday about the library sale I recently attended where I scored a major coup by finding many of the books on the list. I plan on starting to read those book soon, I just have to get through my own book releases in the next 8 weeks. Hee hee.
You can visit PBS to see how the books numbered in the voting from 100-1, but here are the top 5:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Harry Potter by J.R. Rowling
Isn’t it interesting that 2 of the top five are ROMANCE NOVELS?? Publishers, please take note!
So, without any further wordiness from yours truly, Drumroll, please…….
The book voted upon the by reading public to earn the title of the Number One GREAT AMERICAN READ is… TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – just as I predicted!
I have to tell you that TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD took the number 1 spot on the first week of voting and never moved from its position in all the weeks that voting continued. That’s a true testament to how wonderful a book it is.
Well, I’m off to….wait for it…..read! Surprised?