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Great American Read

See The Great American Read: Grand Finale Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8:00 p.m. on KCTS 9. 

Scroll down past the book voting list to watch the first episode!

King County Library System invites you to visit The Great American Read booklist. Browse the list, check out and place a hold for pickup at your local library. Visit

Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira hosts the eight-part television and online series.

The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

The Great American Read premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00 on KCTS 9 with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

Vote for your favorites below!



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Season 1
Episode 8
The final episode of The Great American Read will celebrate all 100 books on the list of...
Season 1
Episode 7
Many novels on America’s list of 100 favorites take us to other worlds. From fantasy to...
Season 1
Episode 6
How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family...
Season 1
Episode 5
How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people...
Season 1
Episode 4
We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary...
Season 1
Episode 3
How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person...
Season 1
Episode 2
Meredith Vieira returns as the Great American Read hits high gear. You spent the summer...
Season 1
Episode 1
The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in a two-hour celebration of reading,...