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Grand Finale

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

Other Worlds

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

What We Do For Love

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

Villains and Monsters

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


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

Who Am I?

How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?”

Fall Kick-off

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

Launch Special

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

About 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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