The Great American Read: The Search for America’s Favorite Book


Posted in Bookie Blog, Community Events, News on 22 May by

When it comes to books, there’s no harm in playing favorites, right? We all have a list of books that loom large in our hearts, but can one book be America’s favorite? That’s exactly what PBS aims to find out with The Great American Read!

Premiering on PBS 6 Tuesday, May 22, The Great American Read wants you to join the conversation and vote on which books made your world brighter – and deserve to hold the title of America’s Favorite Book. With 100 titles to choose from, The Great American Read will spend the next few months tallying up your votes. In the fall, PBS will announce which book you have chosen to be America’s Favorite. Follow along on the journey to discover true literary royalty all summer long. The series finale of The Great American Read airs October 23rd.

 “The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books… and share their personal connections to the titles.”

Bookmans is honored to partner with The Great American Read and help you find the books you’re looking for so you can select your favorite. Whether it’s an old classic you’ve been meaning to read for years or a new title that has everyone talking, your local Bookmans has you covered! With titles ranging from Jurassic Park to Their Eyes Were Watching God, there is a book on The Great American Read list that everyone can call their number one.

As the series continues over the next 18 weeks, PBS and Bookmans want to hear from you! Tell us which books you think should (or shouldn’t) be on the list. Share your thoughts, experiences, and recommendations and engage with your fellow readers. Start a discussion about the stories that made the biggest impact on your life and see which titles have impacted others.

Are you ready to cast your vote? Head to PBS now and tell the world which one you think earns the honor of becoming America’s Favorite Book! #GreatReadsPBS

One Response to “The Great American Read: The Search for America’s Favorite Book”

  1. Sophia Amentler says:

    Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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