The Great American Read

How to Vote

Here’s how you can vote for your favorite book on The Great American Read.

Voting is now closed!

Tune-in to the Grand Finale on Tuesday, October 23. Hosted by Meredith Vieira, we will honor the top-voted books and unveil the #1 best-loved novel.

Voting closed on October 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT. There were four methods of voting, which included:

  • Online: By using the voting app on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
  • Social Media: By posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also download a PDF of the hashtag list here. You can also vote on Facebook by using the hashtags in the comments on specific posts on the Great American Read Facebook site. These posts will be clearly identified with instructions of how to vote in the post.
  • SMS: You can vote by sending a text message with a unique keyword hashtag for your favorite book to the Great American Read SMS short code - 97979.
  • Toll-Free: A Toll-Free phone number is available for each book to vote.

You can place one vote for each book per voting method every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books!

All voting methods closed on October 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT. We’ll reveal the results and announce The Great American Read winner in the Grand Finale show.

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