An effort that has been playing out over the past six months to determine America’s best-loved novel will conclude Tuesday night, when PBS airs the finale of “The Great American Read.”
The AP reports that with more than 4 million votes now cast, the field has been whittled down to 10 finalists. Among them are many that have been adapted for high-profile media projects, including Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series and J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.
The rest of the top 10 — the titles are not ranked — consists of “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White; “The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis; “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell; “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte; “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott; the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon; and “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.