The Great American Read

A journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books and explores the many ways in which these novels affect, reflect and connect us all.

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Grand Finale

55:46

The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.



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Other Worlds

52:24

We explore how America’s favorite novels about other worlds reflect our own world.

What We Do For Love

52:19

We explore books that show what we do for love, in all its many forms.

Villains and Monsters

53:53

We explore the lessons from novels featuring villains, monsters and evil forces.

Heroes

52:25

We highlight books that feature heroic characters and explore why we love them.

Fall Kick-off

53:35

The search for America’s best-loved novel hits high gear as votes roll in.

Launch Special

01:51:35

America’s 100 best-loved books are revealed, launching the campaign & the nationwide vote.