The Great American Read https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/ is / was a four month program that asked people across America to vote for their favorite book, the one that they love the most, has touched them most deeply.
Finalists were announced on Tuesday Oct 23, 2018 https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/results/
The top five won't surprise many, although personally I wonder at number one. Here's the list of the top ten:
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Outlander (Series)
- Harry Potter (Series)
- Pride and Prejudice
- Lord of the Rings
- Gone with the Wind
- Charlotte's Web
- Little Women
- Chronicles of Narnia
- Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables came in at number eleven.
The moral of this story is, when people ask you, and librarians, if reading is dead, if books are dead, if libraries are going away, the answer is a resounding NO. And the Great American Read is proof of that.
If you missed any of the episodes that ran on your local PBS station, here's where you can watch the shows today https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/about/show/
Pick up a good book today and share it with a friend!