PBS’ “The Great American Read” Returns

The Great American Read Returns

The eight-part PBS series, celebrating America’s 100 favorite books, is back.

Following on from its May 22 premiere episode, The Great American Read — PBS’ new eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels — returned to TV screens last night, bringing us all up to speed on the titles in contention for the top spot. Throughout the summer, viewers have been encouraged to read as many books as possible, vote on their favorite works of fiction, and share their thoughts and opinions on social media as part of the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created.

To date, almost 2 million votes have been cast and over 333,000 people have completed the quiz to identify how many of America’s 100 favorite novels they have read. As part of the campaign, more than two dozen local public television stations across the country have planned over 125 community engagement activities, including book clubs, author appearances and readings, screening events, book-themed family activities and more. Read more at Book Marks.

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