Friday, February 22, 2008

Pride & Prejudice is Tops in Australia

Australian bookseller Dymocks (the AU version of Barnes and Noble) recently published a survey on the best book ever written. Over 15,000 members voted for their top five books and the winner was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, beating out The Lord of the Rings (#2) and To Kill a Mockingbird (#3). And, not only did one of this amazing lady's works win, three of her other novels (Persuasion, Emma and Sense and Sensibility) placed in the Top 101 as well. Congrats to Miss Austen!

Other great books that made the cut were The Count of Monte Cristo, Wind in the Willows, War & Peace, Anna Karenina, The Chronicles of Narnia, Great Expectations, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Jane Eyre.

So did any of your favorites make the list? Were there any that you thought should have been rated higher (Jane Eyre should definately have been higher than #10)? Were there any that didn't make the list that you thought should have (Haven't those Aussies read Les Miserables!)? What are your top five books?

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