So if you saw my post about the National Book Festival, then you know I found out all about the Great American Read there. I had heard of it before, but didn’t really know what it was, and I can’t believe it took me this long to check it out.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re going to want to check it out: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
PBS hosts the event. The first show aired in May, and there will be seven more shows starting on Septemeber 11th. PBS created a list of the top 100 books Americans love after conducting surveys.
There are so many great books on the list! Some I’ve read, some are on my TBR list, and a few were books I’d never heard of. Each day until the end of October, you can cast one vote for your favorite book(s).
If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram, then you’ve may have guessed my first vote went to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This book has been a great inspiration in my life, so I had to cast my first vote for this novel. But there are a few other books I’ll have to vote for too – The Outsiders, Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Frankenstein, and Charlotte’s Web – to name a few.
Also, since I’ve only read 30 of the 100 books, I’m planning to read several more before the finale airs. I’m starting with books in the YA genre since that’s my favored genre, both to read and write.
Here are the books I’m starting with:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Hachet by Gary Paulsen
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
What about you? Are you participating in the Great Read? What book(s) are you voting for? Are you reading any books from the 100? Let me know in the comments!