Great American Read Voting Deadline Nears

The deadline is approaching to cast votes for the country's best-loved novel, and organizers of The Great American Read have released a Top 10 list of the leading candidates thus far. The project's "Grand Finale" episode will air October 23 on PBS stations nationwide to reveal the number one book.

To date, more than 3.8 million votes have been cast. Viewers can vote for their favorite titles each day through October 18 using hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter, SMS texting with the dedicated book hashtag, and toll-free by phone. All methods can be found here. Entering the final week, the current top 10 books, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Charlotte's Web
  • Chronicles of Narnia series
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Harry Potter series
  • Jane Eyre
  • Little Women
  • Lord of the Rings series
  • Outlander series
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

"Since the series launched in May, millions of book lovers, superfans and literary advocates from across the country have cast their vote in search of America's Best Loved Novel," said Bill Gardner, v-p of programming and development, PBS. "Every title on our top 100 list provides a unique window into our vibrant and diverse national culture, and with a week left until the vote is final, it's still anyone's game! So keep reading, voting and sharing your favorites with us."

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