Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Great American Read

Your favorite novel of all time is …?

Last night, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced the country’s 100 favorite novels in a two-hour celebration of reading, hosted by Meredith Vieira. PBS is hosting this celebration entitled The Great American Read. They are searching for the best-loved novel in America. Best of all, you get to vote. EVERY DAY.

That’s right, you get to vote and decide and what is America’s Best-Loved Book.

In the two hour celebration, celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. It’s fascinating to hear your favorite authors share their favorite books…and encourage you to vote for a book that’s not theirs! If you missed the kick-off, you can watch it online--at your public library. There will be five additional episodes and a finale in October. 

Take the quiz to find out how many books you have read.
Charlotte's Web? Check
The Hunger Games? Check 
Fifty Shades of Gray?  Nope
Stephen King's The Stand ? Nope.

Read at least one new book this summer whether it's a classic or a recent favorite. Don't think you have time? Listen to the audiobook.