From the New York Times Readers’ Votes…
And the winner is…To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, published in 1960.
The winning vote was announced on December 28, 2021 in the New York Times Book Review. You can read the full article here. More than 200,000 people voted from all 50 states and 67 countries. The article has a fascinating collection of reader’s comments, not only on this book, but on others that they voted for, and why.
The four runners-up are:
2. The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien
3. 1984, by George Orwell
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez
5. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
You can find the list of the top 25 books from the past 125 years here.
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