We’re so excited to tell you about The Great American Read. It’s an 8 part PBS series created to get people reading and talking about books. They’ve curated a list of 100 fiction titles that people love best as voted on by a national survey. Read more about how the top 100 were chosen here.
You can watch The Great American Read television show on your local PBS channel or on pbs.org. It’s hosted by Meredith Veira who facilitates analysis of the books chosen and how they represent our American culture.
So how can you participate? We’ve listed the titles alphabetically below and they are linked to our library’s catalog. If you’re interested in reading some (or all!) of the titles that the nation has chosen, WNPL is here for you. You can also print The Great American Read List to use as a checklist.
If you’d like to take it a step further, you can follow The Great American Read Club on Facebook to discuss the various books with other fans.
Which have you read and which are on your list? Let us know in the comments below!
Dona Barbara by Romulo Gallegos
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Mind Invaders by Dave Hunt
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway