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Great American Read

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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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