And “America’s best-loved novel” is … “To Kill a Mockingbird.” PBS crowned Harper Lee’s 1960 Southern classic the winner Tuesday night during the final episode of “The Great American Read,” an eight-part series devoted to discovering readers’ favorite work of fiction.
What is America’s most read book?
To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read.
What kind of books do most people read?
The most popular genre was mystery, thriller and crime books, which 47 percent of respondents had admitted to reading in the past year. A similar trend can be seen amongst e-book readers, as 50 percent of respondents in a recent survey stated that mystery/thriller books were their favorite genre of e-books.
What are the Outlander books about?
The Outlander series focuses on 20th-century British nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th-century Scotland and finds adventure and romance with the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser. The books have sold over 25 million copies worldwide as of August 2014.
Where did books come from?
The first actual book written on paper is said to have been made in China. It was created using mulberries, hemp, bark and even fish to form a big pulp, that could be pressed and dried to form paper. Each sheet of paper was roughly the size of a newspaper and called a “leaf”.
What fiction book is most read?
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The most popular novel of all time, Don Quixote, is a testament to how great storytelling has no expiration date. The story follows a Hidalgo, Alonso Quixano, who proves that chivalry will, in fact, never die.
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