The Great American Read is a PBS reading initiative to find the best-loved novel of the American people.
PBS started out with a national survey to compile a starter list of one hundred favorite titles. This list was revealed in a two-hour launch episode on May 22, 2018. Five one-hour episodes exploring themes common to groups of books on the list are planned. Nationwide voting started after the launch in May, and will continue until October 18, 2018. The winner will be announced in a finale on October 23, 2018.
The list is wonderfully diverse. It includes classics such as Don Quixote, modern bestsellers such as Americanah, and genre classics such as 1984. The historical fiction genre is well represented with many great titles to choose from. Click here to learn more about the program, explore the list of one hundred books, and vote for your favorites. Click the link below for my favorite historical fiction titles on the list.
PBS's Great American Read initiative lists 100 titles, chosen by a national survey, that Americans say are among their best-loved novels. The list include works of classic, popular, and genre fiction. Check out my top 10 favorite historical fiction novels from the list.