VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERE!

Some of these will make you smile, some may have you scratchin' your head. You may be outraged that something's missing. (Of course there is; it's only 100 books.) In any case, it's a varied and fun list, and we're excited about it. We have a pretty good chunk of them in stock, many used (see pic below), and we look forward to chatting with you about your faves.  We definitely have our opinions, and will be voting every day to make sure they have a chance at being named America's Favorite Novel.

As of the airing of the debut episode, Dana had read 53 of the 100 titles, Dianne 44, Ezra 23, Jen 40, and Lea 36.  We'll be updating these numbers over the summer as we tackle more of the list. Below you'll find our personal top picks. 

Scroll down for printable list.

The official description:

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part PBS 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.

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061120091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

1984 Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452262935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - April 1st, 1983

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - January 1st, 2006

Things Fall Apart: A Novel Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780385474542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1994

Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064400558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Don Quixote Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060934347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - April 26th, 2005

Siddhartha: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel (Translated by), Ralph Freedman (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142437186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Jurassic Park: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345538987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780618640157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2005

Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

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