The Great American Read - Book List

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PBS has revealed the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read. Explore the book list below, and visit PBS's website to learn more about each book. 

Novels are listed in alphabetical order by title:

1984

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Game of Thrones

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Separate Peace

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Alchemist

Alex Cross Mysteries**

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Americanah

And Then There Were None

Anne of Green Gables

Another Country

Atlas Shrugged

Beloved

Bless Me, Ultima

The Book Thief

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Call of the Wild

Catch-22

The Catcher in the Rye

Charlotte’s Web

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Coldest Winter Ever

The Color Purple

The Count of Monte Cristo

Crime and Punishment

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Da Vinci Code

Don Quixote

Doña Barbara

Dune

Fifty Shades of Grey

Flowers in the Attic

Foundation

Frankenstein

Ghost

Gilead

The Giver

The Godfather

Gone Girl

Gone with the Wind

The Grapes of Wrath

Great Expectations

The Great Gatsby

Gulliver’s Travels

The Handmaid’s Tale

Harry Potter **

Hatchet

Heart of Darkness

The Help

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hunger Games

The Hunt for Red October

The Intuitionist

Invisible Man

Jane Eyre

The Joy Luck Club

Jurassic Park

Left Behind

The Little Prince

Little Women

Lonesome Dove

Looking for Alaska

The Lord of the Rings**

The Lovely Bones

The Martian

Memoirs of a Geisha

Mind Invaders

Moby Dick

The Notebook

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Outlander

The Outsiders

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pillars of the Earth

Pride and Prejudice

Ready Player One

Rebecca

The Shack

Siddhartha

The Sirens of Titan

The Stand

The Sun Also Rises

Swan Song

Tales of the City

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Things Fall Apart

This Present Darkness

To Kill a Mockingbird

Twilight

War and Peace

Watchers

The Wheel of Time**

Where the Red Fern Grows

White Teeth

Wuthering Heights

 

**Denotes a series title

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