PBS conducted a national public opinion survey to determine the Top 100 best-loved novels. Check out the list of Top 100, take a quiz to see how many you have already read, and then join others in reading and having your voice heard. NEW! View our Library's online booklist and put the books you haven't read on hold now! It's fast and easy. Start reading now!
NEW! Watch the trailer. On May 22 at 8 PM, PBS premiers an 8-part series, hosted by celebrity journalist Meredith Vieira, which explores the joy of reading as the nation votes for America's best-loved fiction book. The series resumes in the fall, featuring entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. The series concludes in October when the results of a nationwide vote for America's best-loved novel are revealed.
The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform, digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.
Join others nationwide by voting for your favorite novel. Vote by using the voting app or by posting to Facebook. Get all the details on the Great American Read website. Voting opens May 22 at 8PM ET and closes on October 18, PT at midnight. Voting will lead up to the finale event when America's Best Loved Novel will be announced.
Vote at the Library from August 1 - September 30. Visit the Library and look for specially marked voting ballots and have your voice heard. We'll compare our votes to the nationwide winner at our closing event in October.
Discuss your favorite titles from the Top 100 list by visiting our Facebook page on Monday nights starting in June. Attend book discussions and other special Library events too! Use #GreatReadPBS for all media postings. Note: PBS dates are subject to change.