About The Series

The Great American Read was an eight-part series with viewer participation to select America’s favorite novel, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. It investigated writers’ fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what the 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Click here to learn more.

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More from The Great American Read

Join the Book Club

Join the Book Club

Read and discuss the novels on Facebook in The Great American Read Book Club

Browse Reader Stories

Browse Reader Stories

Readers shared which novel had the biggest impact on their lives

Take The Quiz

Take The Quiz

How many books have you read? Take the quiz to find out!

Meet the host, Meredith Vieira

As host of The Great American Read, Meredith Vieira will take viewers on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels.

About Meredith