The 7 Books on the Great American Read List

Prepare to cast your vote for America's Best-Loved Novel as voting kicks off on May 22. This nationwide initiative invites viewers to participate.

Voting Begins May 22, 2018

In October 2018, Harper Lee's timeless classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird," emerged triumphant as America's Best-Loved Novel.

Winner Announcement: Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird"

The top 100 books represent a rich tapestry of literature, spanning diverse genres, authors, and themes. From classic masterpieces to contemporary bestsellers.

Diverse Selection Across Genres and Themes

These exceptional novels were meticulously chosen through a comprehensive survey conducted by PBS and a respected polling service.

Survey and Selection Process

Engage with fellow literature enthusiasts by sharing your thoughts on the list and discussing your favorite novels. 

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Dive into the top 100 books by sorting the list based on title, author, year published, or genre. Whether you're seeking a classic novels.

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Download a printable checklist of the 100 books to keep track of your reading journey. Use this handy resource to explore new titles.

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