Join in The Great American Read!


The Great American ReadThe community is invited to join in The Great American Read, which is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The Great American Read runs from May 22 through October 18, 2018. Find out how you can be involved in this national initiative and vote for your favorite book!

Meet the host, Meredith Vieira  Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira is a 14-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor. Most recently, she served as executive producer on the award-winning documentary TOWER. Vieira hosted and served as executive producer on her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show, titled The Meredith Vieira Show, which premiered in September 2014 and ran for two seasons. She has served as host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Today Show, and The View. Early in her career, Vieira spent more than a decade at CBS News, garnering five Emmy Awards for her work as an editor on the news magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th.

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 book pages to learn more. You can also Print a checklist of the books

To check out any of the books on this list, be sure to visit your local public library!

Which novel has had the biggest impact on your life?

You can also share your story!

PBS: Public Broadcast System

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