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The Great American Read

In 2018, PBS determined America's 100 best-loved novels via national opinion poll, and turned it into an 8-part miniseries. How many of those novels can you name?
Each author appears only once, but an entire series counts as one entry.
Authors on this list need not be American.
For a full explanation of the selection and polling process, go here.
Last updated: March 21, 2019
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Rank
Author
Title
1.
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
2.
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander series
3.
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter series
4.
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
5.
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
6.
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind
7.
E.B. White
Charlotte's Web
8.
Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
9.
C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia
10.
Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
11.
L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables
12.
John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
13.
Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
14.
Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
15.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
16.
Kathryn Stockett
The Help
17.
Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
18.
George Orwell
1984
19.
Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None
20.
Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
21.
Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
22.
Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove
23.
Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
24.
Stephen King
The Stand
25.
Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca
26.
John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
27.
Alice Walker
The Color Purple
28.
Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
29.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
30.
J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
31.
Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows
32.
S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders
33.
Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code
34.
Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
35.
Frank Herbert
Dune
36.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince
37.
Jack London
The Call of the Wild
38.
Jean M. Auel
The Clan of the Cave Bear
39.
Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
40.
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games series
41.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo
42.
Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club
43.
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
44.
Lois Lowry
The Giver
45.
Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha
46.
Herman Melville
Moby Dick
47.
Joseph Heller
Catch-22
48.
George R.R. Martin
Game of Thrones series
49.
Isaac Asimov
Foundation series
50.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
Rank
Author
Title
51.
Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God
52.
Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park
53.
Mario Puzo
The Godfather
54.
Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
55.
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
56.
Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook
57.
William P. Young
The Shack
58.
John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces
59.
Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October
60.
Toni Morrison
Beloved
61.
Andy Weir
The Martian
62.
Robert Jordan / Brandon Sanderson
The Wheel of Time series
63.
Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha
64.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
65.
Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises
66.
Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
67.
John Knowles
A Separate Peace
68.
Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote
69.
Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
70.
Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
71.
Gary Paulsen
Hatchet series
72.
Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
73.
Stephenie Meyer
The Twilight Saga
74.
Armistead Maupin
Tales of the City series
75.
Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels
76.
Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
77.
Tim LaHaye / Jerry B. Jenkins
Left Behind series
78.
Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
79.
Dean Koontz
Watchers
80.
John Bunyan
The Pilgrim's Progress
81.
James Patterson
Alex Cross Mysteries series
82.
Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart
83.
Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
84.
Marilynne Robinson
Gilead
85.
V.C. Andrews
Flowers in the Attic
86.
E.L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey series
87.
Kurt Vonnegut
The Sirens of Titan
88.
Frank E. Peretti
This Present Darkness
89.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
90.
James Baldwin
Another Country
91.
Rudolfo Anaya
Bless Me, Ultima
92.
John Green
Looking For Alaska
93.
Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
94.
Robert R. McCammon
Swan Song
95.
Dave Hunt
Mind Invaders
96.
Zadie Smith
White Teeth
97.
Jason Reynolds
Ghost
98.
Sister Souljah
The Coldest Winter Ever
99.
Colson Whitehead
The Intuitionist
100.
Rómulo Gallegos
Doña Bárbára
+1
level 68
Nov 10, 2018
What a bizarre list. It's a mix of books that are commonly identified as classics (even if not all of them are good), more recent books with enduring popularity, several books that are good but not "best ever" good, a few flavors of the month (hello Ready Player One), and a couple infamously terrible books.
+1
level 55
Nov 25, 2018
A bit more time needed I think
+1
level 68
Nov 25, 2018
I made it an even 10 minutes.