The Great American Read
Premieres Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8 p.m.

BOOK LIST

Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read. Explore the book list and visit the official site to learn more. **denotes series
1984
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Game of Thrones
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Separate Peace
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Alchemist
Alex Cross Mysteries**
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Americanah
And Then There Were None
Anne of Green Gables
Another Country
Atlas Shrugged
Beloved
Bless Me, Ultima
The Book Thief
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Call of the Wild
Catch-22
The Catcher in the Rye
Charlotte’s Web
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Coldest Winter Ever
The Color Purple
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Da Vinci Code
Don Quixote
Doña Barbara
Dune
Fifty Shades of Grey
Flowers in the Attic
Foundation
Frankenstein
Ghost
Gilead
The Giver
The Godfather
Gone Girl
Gone with the Wind
The Grapes of Wrath
Great Expectations
The Great Gatsby
Gulliver’s Travels
The Handmaid’s Tale
Harry Potter **
Hatchet
Heart of Darkness
The Help
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Hunger Games
The Hunt for Red October
The Intuitionist
Invisible Man
Jane Eyre
The Joy Luck Club
Jurassic Park
Left Behind
The Little Prince
Little Women
Lonesome Dove
Looking for Alaska
Lord of the Rings**
The Lovely Bones
The Martian
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mind Invaders
Moby Dick
The Notebook
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Outlander
The Outsiders
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Pilgrim’s Progress
Pillars of the Earth
Pride and Prejudice
Ready Player One
Rebecca
The Shack
Siddhartha
The Sirens of Titan
The Stand
The Sun Also Rises
Swan Song
Tales of the City
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Things Fall Apart
This Present Darkness
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Twilight Saga
War and Peace
The Watchers
The Wheel of Time**
Where the Red Fern Grows
White Teeth
Wuthering Heights
Help Choose America's Favorite Book

Free Preview Screening

Murphy-Wilmot Library

May 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Public Media, in partnership with Pima County Public Library, invites you to a preview screening and discussion of PBS’ new eight-part series, The Great American Read at Murphy-Wilmot Library, Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Free Preview Screening

Nanini Library

May 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Arizona Public Media, in partnership with Pima County Public Library, invites you to a preview screening and discussion of PBS’ new eight-part series, The Great American Read, at Nanini Library, Thursday, May 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required.

FAQ


What is The Great American Read?The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

The Great American Read premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m.

When does it start?The Great American Read premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

When does voting start? Voting will start when the launch episode premieres on Tuesday, May 22 and will remain open through the fall broadcasts.

How do I get involved? Follow The Great American Read on Facebook for the latest details about the show and to learn more about voting. Also, be sure to share with your friends and join the conversation using #GreatReadPBS.

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