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message 1: by Melissa (last edited Dec 20, 2018 05:39PM) (new)

Melissa | 1186 comments Mod
To Kill a Mockingbird was the winner of The Great American Read. The full results are listed in order of how they came in with the votes. A lot of these books are on some of the other challenges we have going on but I thought I would post it here if you would like to read the list and see if you agree with the rankings.

#1 To Kill a Mockingbird

#2 The Outlander Series

#3 Harry Potter Series Box Set (Series)

#4 Pride and Prejudice

#5 The 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 Gatsby

#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 or, The Whale

#47 Catch-22

#48 A Game of Thrones

#49 Foundation

#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 by Robert Jordan

#63 Siddhartha

#64 Crime and Punishment

#65 The Sun Also Rises

#66 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

#67 A Separate Peace

#68 Don Quixote

#69 The Lovely Bones

#70 The Alchemist

#71 Hatchet

#72 Invisible Man

#73 The Twilight Saga

#74 Tales of the City

#75 Gulliver's Travels

#76 Ready Player One

#77 Left Behind Series Gift Set(series)

#78 Gone Girl

#79 Watchers

#80 The Pilgrim's Progress

#81 I, Alex CrossAlex 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


message 2: by Melissa (last edited Dec 29, 2020 07:25PM) (new)

Melissa | 1186 comments Mod
Tracking post:

#1 To Kill a Mockingbird VERY GOOD BOOK
#2 The Outlander Series ONE OF MY FAVORITES
#3 Harry Potter Series Box Set (Series) VERY GOOD BOOKS
#4 Pride and Prejudice Mostly Bored Me
#5 The Lord of the Rings
#6 Gone with the Wind
#7 Charlotte's Web LOVED AS A KID
#8 Little Women, ANOTHER FAVORITE OF MINE
#9 The Chronicles of NarniaGood series, some don't stand alone as well but as a series, very good.
#10 Jane Eyre
#11 Anne of Green Gables Anne drove me nuts but still a good group of stories
#12 The Grapes of Wrath
#13 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
#14 The Book Thief Good Book
#15 The Great Gatsby I can see why people liked it but not a favorite of mine
#16 The Help Good book
#17 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Good Book
#18 1984 Powerful book, completely wasted on me since I read it in high school and was mostly bored.
#19 And Then There Were None smart mystery
#20 Atlas Shrugged
#21 Wuthering Heights
#22 Lonesome Dove
#23 The Pillars of the Earth
#24 The Stand LOVED, ONE OF MY FAVORITE KING BOOKS
#25 Rebecca
#26 A Prayer for Owen Meany
#27 The Color Purple
#28 Alice in Wonderland GOOD BOOK
#29 Great Expectations Read in high school, liked it but not a favorite
#30 The Catcher in the Rye
#31 Where the Red Fern Grows
#32 The Outsiders ONE OF MY FAVORITES
#33 The Da Vinci CodeI thought it a fun adventure
#34 The Handmaid's Tale Not overly impressed
#35 Dune
#36 The Little Prince good book
#37 The Call of the Wild REALLY LIKED
#38 The Clan of the Cave Bear
#39 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy REALLY LIKED
#40 The Hunger Games Good series
#41 The Count of Monte Cristo
#42 The Joy Luck Club
#43 Frankenstein Good Book
#44 The Giver Good Book
#45 Memoirs of a Geisha Ok book, but slow through a lot of it
#46 Moby-Dick or, The Whale
#47 Catch-22
#48 A Game of Thrones
#49 Foundation
#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 have tried can't get through it
#59 The Hunt for Red October
#60 Beloved
#61 The Martian
#62 The Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan
#63 Siddhartha
#64 Crime and Punishment
#65 The Sun Also Rises
#66 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
#67 A Separate Peace
#68 Don Quixote
#69 The Lovely Bones Ok book
#70 The Alchemist
#71 Hatchet
#72 Invisible Man
#73 The Twilight Saga Ugh.. eye roll
#74 Tales of the City
#75 Gulliver's Travels
#76 Ready Player One good story
#77 Left Behind Series Gift Set(series) good story
#78 Gone Girl
#79 Watchers
#80 The Pilgrim's Progress not impressed
#81 I, Alex CrossAlex Cross Mysteries (series)
#82 Things Fall Apart
#83 Heart of Darkness
#84 Gilead {DNF}
#85 Flowers in the Attic good story
#86 Fifty Shades of Grey ugh.. eye roll
#87< s>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


message 3: by Karin (last edited Apr 07, 2019 06:04PM) (new)

Karin | 396 comments Tracking post:

#1 To Kill a Mockingbird
#2 The Outlander Series
#3 Harry Potter Series Box Set (Series)
#4 Pride and Prejudice
#5 The 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 Gatsby
#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 or, The Whale
#47 Catch-22
#48 A Game of Thrones
#49 Foundation
#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 by Robert Jordan
#63 Siddhartha
#64 Crime and Punishment
#65 The Sun Also Rises
#66 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
#67 A Separate Peace
#68 Don Quixote
#69 The Lovely Bones
#70 The Alchemist
#71 Hatchet
#72 Invisible Man
#73 The Twilight Saga
#74 Tales of the City
#75 Gulliver's Travels
#76 Ready Player One
#77 Left Behind Series Gift Set(series)
#78 Gone Girl
#79 Watchers
#80 The Pilgrim's Progress
#81 I, Alex CrossAlex 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


message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1186 comments Mod
I have read 38 of these so far.


message 5: by Lea Ann (last edited Feb 18, 2021 05:54PM) (new)

Lea Ann (buntingla) | 608 comments #1 To Kill a Mockingbird
#2 The Outlander Series (I read the first book years ago)
#3 Harry Potter Series Box Set (Series) (I read the first two books)
#4 Pride and Prejudice
#5 The 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 Gatsby
#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 or, The Whale
#47 Catch-22
#48 A Game of Thrones
#49 Foundation
#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 by Robert Jordan
#63 Siddhartha
#64 Crime and Punishment
#65 The Sun Also Rises
#66 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
#67 A Separate Peace
#68 Don Quixote
#69 The Lovely Bones
#70 The Alchemist
#71 Hatchet
#72 Invisible Man
#73 The Twilight Saga
#74 Tales of the City
#75 Gulliver's Travels
#76 Ready Player One
#77 Left Behind Series Gift Set(series)
#78 Gone Girl
#79 Watchers
#80 The Pilgrim's Progress
#81 I, Alex CrossAlex 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 AlaskaJan. 2021
#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


message 6: by Lea Ann (new)

Lea Ann (buntingla) | 608 comments Okay, I just set this one up. Going into this at the end of 2020 I've read 19 off this list although there are a couple of series that I've read one or two books in but not the whole series. Setting a goal to read at least three from this list in 2021.


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1186 comments Mod
Lea Ann wrote: "Okay, I just set this one up. Going into this at the end of 2020 I've read 19 off this list although there are a couple of series that I've read one or two books in but not the whole series. Settin..."

There are a lot of books I had not heard of on this list until this show aired and some I am not sure I would have put on the list.

It does have a nice variety of books on it though.


message 8: by Lea Ann (new)

Lea Ann (buntingla) | 608 comments I'm going to shoot for five off this list this year.

2021 - Great Expectations, Feb. 18


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