Thursday, March 1, 2007

Jane Austen Wins

Something I should've mentioned this morning. Today is World Book Day, a most enlightened holiday observed in the UK and Ireland. A survey taken by readers revealed the following Top Ten list of books for the UK and Ireland:

1) Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 20%
2) Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkein 17%
3) Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 14%
4) Harry Potter books – J K Rowling 12%
5) To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee 9.5%
6) The Bible 9%
7) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 8.5%
8) 1984 – George Orwell 6%
9) His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 6%
10) Great Expectations – Charles Dickens .55%

Go, Jane! (Though I prefer Persuasion)

1 comment:

shelly_rae said...

Wow! I'm impressed that there's gender balance in the authors--assuming that the Bible has a male author of course.

Hmm. Persuation? Pride & Prejudge? Emma? Northinger Abbey? Sense & Sensibility? I like them all!
Anon