Lindsborg 150: Round 1C Results

In honor of 2019 being Lindsborg’s 150th birthday, we are on the search for Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorite books! In March we voted on the 39 nominations of favorite adult fiction & childrens’ classics and received votes on an additional 5 favorites.

  • 38 votes: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 31 votes: The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
  • 29 votes: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 28 votes: The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • 24 votes: The Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
  • 20 votes: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • 20 votes: The Sarah, Plain and Tall Series by Patricia MacLachlan
  • 18 votes: The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 17 votes: Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • 12 votes: The Wizard of Oz Series by L. Frank Baum
  • 11 votes: In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
  • 11 votes: Here Burns My Candle (Series) by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • 11 votes: The Brides with Grit Series by Linda Hubalek
  • 11 votes: A Wrinkle in Time Series by Madeleine L’Engle
  • 8 votes: The Papa’s Wife Series by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
  • 8 votes: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  • 7 votes: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • 7 votes: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • 7 votes: The Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland
  • 6 votes: The Kingsbridge Series by Ken Follett
  • 6 votes: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • 5 votes: To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield
  • 5 votes: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • 5 votes: How Green was My Valley by Hugh Llewellen
  • 5 votes: The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
  • 5 votes: Sarum by Edward Rutherford
  • 5 votes: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • 5 votes: The Book of God by Walter Wangerin
  • 4 votes: The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill
  • 3 votes: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • 3 votes: The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
  • 3 votes: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 3 votes: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • 2 votes: Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • 2 votes: The Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear
  • 1 vote: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 1 vote: Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  • 1 vote: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  • 1 vote: The Tudors Series by Philippa Gregory
  • 1 vote: The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
  • 1 vote: The White Fox Chronicles by Gary Paulsen
  • 1 vote: Dugouts and Daisies (Series) by Robert E. Segerhammar
  • 1 vote: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • 0 votes: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far! The 150 individual books or series of books with the most votes across all five heats of Round 1 will advance to the next round, narrowing Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorites to the Top 25.

In April, we have the forth heat of voting for Round 1! Round 1D is now open and everyone is invited to vote as many times as they would like throughout the month. 40 nominations of favorite adult fiction books and series have been received; if your favorite was not submitted before December 31, 2018, you still have time to write-in your vote this month.

To vote in person, visit the Library’s Lindsborg 150 display; to vote online, click here.

Submit your vote today & help your favorites win!