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PBS’s The Great American Read: List of America’s Top 100 Books

PLEASE DO NOT ADD BOOKS TO THIS LIST.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

PLEASE DO NOT ADD BOOKS TO THIS LIST. This is a list of finalists for "The Great American Read" sponsored by PBS. Please vote for books that you feel PBS missed on this list The Great American Read - What They Missed
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111 books · 1,164 voters · list created April 20th by Joey (votes) .
381 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Myles 2426 books
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Pamela 2084 books
57 friends
Alice 1555 books
24 friends
Eggp 2709 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3021 books
765 friends
ChrisR 943 books
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Lauren 8117 books
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Phillip 4248 books
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Comments (showing 1-50 of 187) (187 new)


message 1: by Pamela (new)

Pamela 1984 is listed twice.


message 2: by Myles (new)

Myles Got it! That means one is missing....


message 3: by Pamela (last edited Apr 20, 2018 12:57PM) (new)

Pamela Myles wrote: "Got it! That means one is missing...."

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I added it.


message 4: by Myles (new)

Myles Excellent!


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane How are you handling the series? Just voting on 1st book only?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That seems to be the case.


message 7: by Diane (new)

Diane I have read 58 on the list and started on 4 more series. It was great to find this list. Thank you to whoever started it. This will be exciting to watch as the show series progresses. I'm going to see how many more on the list I can read by the show's finale.


message 8: by Sara (new)

Sara Thank you for creating this list!


message 9: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Someone has added books to this list that aren't on the PBS finalists list. Can someone take them off? They are Gardens in the Dunes, She Had Some Horses, and Mona Lisa Overdrive.


message 10: by Corinne (last edited May 11, 2018 02:44AM) (new)

Corinne I requested to have the list locked here http://alexlikesdesign.com/topic/show/...
Hopefully they will.
withdrawn. I didn't realize it would remove our ability to vote.


message 11: by Myles (new)

Myles Pamela wrote: "Someone has added books to this list that aren't on the PBS finalists list. Can someone take them off? They are Gardens in the Dunes, She Had Some Horses, and Mona Lisa Overdrive."

Deleted. Thanks for catching that.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Corinne wrote: "I requested to have the list locked here http://alexlikesdesign.com/topic/show/...
Hopefully they will."


Well, that will prevent anyone from adding anything to it. It will also prevent anyone from actually voting on it, either. I think there are several librarians here who would be happy to "clean" it when required. (Speaking personally, I would be happy to.)


message 13: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Corinne wrote: "I requested to have the list locked here http://alexlikesdesign.com/topic/show/...
Hopefully they will."

Well, that will prevent anyone from adding ..."


Thanks for cleaning it up. Personally, I like that people can vote on it. It will be fun to see how this vote compares to the official vote later on.


message 14: by Corinne (new)

Corinne wow I was clueless that locking it would removing voting capabilities. So I will withdraw my request.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, that's why I dislike "locked" lists, personally.

There's a group of Librarians who are also Listopia addicts, so making a comment on a list is often enough to get our attention. You can also request a cleaning at the Librarians group.


message 16: by Julia (new)

Julia It's up to 121 books. Can someone clean it up? (I was too lazy to figure out which ones don't belong and post the titles.)


message 17: by Pamela (last edited May 16, 2018 04:54PM) (new)

Pamela I got it cleaned up. Most of them weren't too difficult to spot, but a couple of them I had to double-check.

Do you think it would be OK to add an additional section at the end of the description like the one below?

This is a list of finalists for "The Great American Read" sponsored by PBS. Please do not add books to this list. Any books added to the list will be removed. Please vote for books that you feel PBS missed on this list http://alexlikesdesign.com/list/show/1....


message 18: by Diane (new)

Diane sounds good to me. I like keeping it at the 100 Great Read list


message 19: by Allegra (new)

Allegra Pamela wrote: "I got it cleaned up. Most of them weren't too difficult to spot, but a couple of them I had to double-check.

Do you think it would be OK to add an additional section at the end of the description ..."


Yes, please. Maybe a second (separate) list could have What They Missed. Or do we think that will make it more confusing?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think a separate list for "What they missed" is a great idea.


message 21: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Great suggestions! I created a new list for what they missed and added the link in the description. You can find the What They Missed List at http://alexlikesdesign.com/list/show/1...


message 22: by Diane (last edited May 17, 2018 08:05AM) (new)

Diane Mind Invaders is now missing on the list. It was #100 with 1 vote. I'm not sure which one is on the list instead by mistake.

Ah. found it. #98 Humanism shouldn't be there.


message 23: by Joey (new)

Joey Thank you all for filling out this list and keeping an eye on it! I am by no means a GoodReads or Listopia super user so I'm totally open to anything y'all need to manage this list. Just shoot me a message and I'll try and get it figured out!

Thank you for participating in the Great American Read, and please support your local PBS station!


message 24: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Diane wrote: "Mind Invaders is now missing on the list. It was #100 with 1 vote. I'm not sure which one is on the list instead by mistake.

Ah. found it. #98 Humanism shouldn't be there."


Two books had actually been added. Once I deleted those, Dona Barbara and Mind Invaders re-appeared. Luckily, most of the books added will appear towards the bottom of the list unless someone else votes for them. That makes them easier to find.


message 25: by Diane (new)

Diane Humanism is back on the list :( I don't know how to delete it or I'd help monitor the list


message 26: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 17, 2018 03:52PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I removed Humanism. (To remove books you need to be a GR librarian; there's an edit button at the end of the list description area, and "delete books from this list" is the last option at the bottom of that page.)

There are currently 102 books; what else needs deleting?


message 27: by Pamela (new)

Pamela I removed "Beauty" by Robin McKinley and "Howl's Moving Castle". Beauty is a wonderful book, but it didn't make the finalist list for PBS.


message 28: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Diane wrote: "Humanism is back on the list :( I don't know how to delete it or I'd help monitor the list"

It looks like there are at least two of us who are GR librarians monitoring the list. Just make a comment if you find anything else. Personally I'm really interested to see how this list compares to the PBS public vote.


message 29: by Myles (new)

Myles Deleted 'Humanism' again. GIVE UP WHOEVER YOU ARE


message 30: by Thomas (last edited May 18, 2018 10:06AM) (new)

Thomas The book about Humanism is the best book ever for Christians.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads As long as you keep adding it, Thomas, we'll keep deleting it.

That said, I am now deleting it. Again.


message 32: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Why are you Censoring this book?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Because it's not appropriate to this list. And it's not "censoring" - there are hundreds of other lists where it would be appropriate, but this list is not one of them.


message 34: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Thomas wrote: "The book about Humanism is the best book ever for Christians."

Thomas,

The book isn't being censored. This is a list for the finalists on "The Great American Read". It is limited to the 100 books selected as finalists. Almost everyone has a book that they feel should have been selected. We created a list called The Great American Read - What They Missed. You can find it here: http://alexlikesdesign.com/list/show/1.... Feel free to add Humanism to that list.


message 35: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Weiss Pamela wrote: "I got it cleaned up. Most of them weren't too difficult to spot, but a couple of them I had to double-check.

Do you think it would be OK to add an additional section at the end of the description ..."


Love this idea, thanks for linking to it!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads We seem to have 102 books again - what needs to go?


message 37: by Pamela (last edited May 20, 2018 10:34AM) (new)

Pamela I removed These Is My Words, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Into the Wild. They weren't finalists in The Great American Read.


message 38: by Diane (new)

Diane now up to 105 :( Wish "readers" would READ the instructions LOL


message 39: by Brian (new)

Brian Johnson Harry Potter and the Sorcery's Stone is on there twice, #1 and #98. Or is that from his advanced Magic Class? :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Combined duplicates and are now down to 130!!!!!!!!


message 41: by Diane (new)

Diane so very sad when ppl can't follow directions :(


message 42: by Pamela (new)

Pamela I cleaned up the added books except for the additional Harry Potter books. I don't know if we can combine them for the series.


message 43: by Jim (new)

Jim Yarin Sad, but hilarious, Pamela, the sisyphean librarean.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I gave up on "cleaning" one list, because it makes this one pale in comparison - the "1001 books" list.


message 45: by Sara (new)

Sara I wonder if a couple of small edits might solve the problem of books being added to the list. People tend not to read directions, or not read them all the way through, and the line "Please do not add books to this list" does not appear until partway through the fourth paragraph. It might help to move that paragraph to the very top, before the description begins.

You might also try re-naming the list as something like "PBS TV Series: Great American Read List." The way the PBS connection would be the first thing to catch the readers' eyes, and they wouldn't misinterpret the purpose as "Great books Americans should read" and blow right past the PBS label.


message 46: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 26, 2018 08:57PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Sara wrote: " It might help to move that paragraph to the very top, before the description begins. ..."

I know from experience it definitely helps: Put it at the top, make it bold and use capitals. That should do it.


message 47: by Viola (new)

Viola E. Wonder why the following books were not on the list. Cold Mountain-Charles Frazier; The Good Earth-Pearl S. Buck; Kite Runner-Kaled Hossein;Hawaii-James Michener; Water For Elephants-Sara Gruen?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If you want to vote for them, please don't here, but do indeed add them to the "what they missed" list!

I couldn't believe Huck Finn didn't make the list, speaking personally.


message 49: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "If you want to vote for them, please don't here, but do indeed add them to the "what they missed" list!

I couldn't believe Huck Finn didn't make the list, speaking personally."


It probably missed because each author was only allowed one entry and Tom Sawyer was chosen instead.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'd have taken Huck, in that case, then. (Sorry, Tom Sawyer fans!)


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