Have you been watching the Great American Read on PBS? This is an 8 part series meant to celebrate reading by focusing on the top 100 novels as voted by American readers. The program started on May 22 with a 2 hour launch. You can go to the website www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home to see a list of the 100 books and vote for your favorite, join a book discussion on Facebook or even check off how many of the 100 books you have read. There will also be 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.
We have set up a display here at RPL with books on the list as well as copies of the list itself.