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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.

Check out the launch special of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ below. 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.

The nation will vote, and ultimately a winner will be declared, finding THE GREAT AMERICAN READ.

Watch the Premiere


Click here to download the full list of 100 Greatest American Reads

With 100 fictional titles spanning different themes like - love, heroes, villains, other worlds, and what it means to be an American, this booklist has something for everyone!

Find all these books and more!

Are you adventurous like Tom Sawyer or fierce like Jo March? Maybe even a bit crazy like Michael Corleone?

Find out in this booklist personality quiz! Based on your personality, the quiz will determine your best Great American Read booklist!

Take The Booklist Personality Quiz


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