The Great American Read

Explore and celebrate the power of reading with PBS’ “The Great American Read.”

The Great American Read

“The Great American Read” is an eight-part 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).

This year’s “The Great American Read” launched in May. If you missed an episode in the series, you can watch it below.

Each episode focuses on different themes included in the books on the list.

  • Launch Special

  • Fall Kick-off

  • Who Am I?

  • Heroes

  • Villains & Monsters

  • What We Do for Love
    • KET: Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Other Worlds
    • KET: Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Grand Finale
    • KET: Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM ET

Additional showtimes can be found on KET’s website.

Read the List

Learn more about each of the books on “The Great American Read” by visiting the PBS website. When viewing the list, vote for your favorite. America’s favorite book will be announced during the last episode in the series.

Print a checklist of the books to see how many you’ve read!

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