The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ 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 television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.
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How Many Books Have You Read?
Have you read all 100 books? Find out by taking the reading scorecard quiz to get your score and share with your friends!
Meet the host, Meredith Vieira
As host, Meredith Vieira will take viewers on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels.
Join the Book Club
Get ready to read and discuss the novels, go to Facebook to join The Great American Read Book Club.
Major production funding provided by Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy. Engagement funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A Cargill Philanthropy.