PBS, The Great American Read


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This national survey was conducted by PBS to determine American's favorite novel.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 29

Publication: PBS, 2018

  1. Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (series, 1991)
  2. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter [series] (Bloomsbury, 2007)
  3. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1955)
  4. C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia (series, 1956)
  5. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  6. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (Random House , 1957)
  7. Stephen King, The Stand (Doubleday, 1978)
  8. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865)
  9. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (McClelland and Stewart, 1985)
  10. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  11. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943)
  12. Jean M. Auel, The Clan of the Cave Bear (Crown , 1980)
  13. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  14. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (Scholastic Press, 2008)
  15. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Lackington Hughes, 1818)
  16. Lois Lowry, The Giver (Houghton Mifflin, 1993)
  17. George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire [series] (series, 1996)
  18. Isaac Asimov, Foundation [series] (series, 1953)
  19. Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park (Knopf, 1990)
  20. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (In Spanish, 1967; Harper & Row, 1970)
  21. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Ward, Lock, 1891)
  22. Andy Weir, The Martian (Crown, 2014)
  23. Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time (series, 2013)
  24. Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones (Little, Brown, 2002)
  25. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight (Little, Brown, 2005)
  26. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (Benjamin Motte, 1726)
  27. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One (Crown, 2011)
  28. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Sirens of Titan (Dell, 1959)
  29. Robert R. McCammon, Swan Song (Pocket , 1987)

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