Great American Read

The Public Broadcasting Service is holding “The Great American Read,” encouraging members of the public to vote from a list of 100 “most-loved” books and series, as selected through a demographically representative nationwide survey in the US. Voting is open through October 18, 2018, and you can vote more than once. PBS is airing eight-episode series The Great American Read, with the winner to be announced in the finale episode.

Works and authors of genre interest on the series are: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams; Foundation (series), Isaac Asimov; The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood; The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll; The Hunger Games (series), Suzanne Collins; Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton; Ready Player One, Ernest Cline; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz; Outlander (series), Diana Gabaldon; Dune, Frank Herbert; Mind Invaders, Dave Hunt; Fifty Shades of Grey (series), E.L. James; Watchers, Dean Koontz; The Stand, Stephen King; Left Behind (series), Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins; The Wheel of Time (series), Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson; The Chronicles of Narnia (series), C.S. Lewis; The Giver, Lois Lowry; One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez; Game of Thrones (series), George R.R. Martin; Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon; The Twilight Saga (series), Stephenie Meyer; Beloved, Toni Morrison; 1984, George Orwell; Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand; Harry Potter (series), J.K. Rowling; The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold; Frankenstein, Mary, Shelley; Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift; The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien; The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut; The Martian, Andy Weir; Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White; The Intuitionist, Colson Whitehead; The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde; The Book Thief, Markus Zusak.

For more, or to vote, see the PBS website.

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