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Which Book Is America's Favorite? It's a Classic

Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' takes the top spot in PBS ranking
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2018 5:58 PM CDT
The winner is a classic.   (Getty Images/demaerre)

(Newser) – We all have a love affair with a certain book, or books, that stoked our imaginations, shaped our worldview, or otherwise brought us together in a shared bond with others in the avid-readers community. Quartz notes that PBS was curious which tome Americans most took to, and so the network tapped into a YouGov survey that asked, "What is your most-loved novel?" The initial survey winnowed things down to 100 picks, and from there PBS reduced it down to just 10. The winner: a name you'll definitely recognize. Here are the top five:

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