S1 E8 - 55m 46s
The final episode of The Great American Read will celebrate all 100 books on the list of this immensely popular campaign, reveal the top voted titles in multiple categories, and unveil the novel that Americans have picked as their #1 best-loved book.
S1 E7 - 52m 24s
Many novels on America’s list of 100 favorites take us to other worlds. From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world? We examine how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.
What We Do For Love
S1 E6 - 52m 19s
How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, we take a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives. And we examine why we are drawn to these stories.
Villains and Monsters
S1 E5 - 53m 53s
How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? We examine the evil characters in our favorite novels, to find out why we go to the dark side. We also meet authors who have created some of our best-loved villains.
S1 E4 - 52m 25s
We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.
Who Am I?
S1 E3 - 52m 24s
How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years through discovering our “chosen families,” these novels can help us find ourselves at any age.
S1 E2 - 53m 35s
Meredith Vieira returns as the Great American Read hits high gear. You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.
S1 E1 - 1h 51m
The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in a two-hour celebration of reading, hosted by Meredith Vieira. Celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. The national vote gets under way, to decide America’s Best-Loved Novel.
Extras + Features
The Great American Read Book Club
S1 E8 - 1m 34s
Hear from two members of The Great American Read Book Club.
Grand Finale | Preview
S1 E8 - 30s
The final episode will celebrate all 100 books and unveil the #1 best-loved book.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
S1 E7 - 3m 8s
The novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is discussed.
S1 E7 - 2m 56s
Author, Diana Gabaldon discusses the Outlander series.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
S1 E7 - 3m 3s
Author and retired NFL player, Chris Kluwe, discusses The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
S1 E6 - 3m 28s
Gayle King and others discuss Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women.
Anne of Green Gables
S1 E6 - 3m 42s
Margaret Atwood and others discuss Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables.
S1 E6 - 3m 8s
Barbara Bush and others discuss why they love the novel, Americanah.
S1 E5 - 3m 50s
Artist, Zeniba Britt, discusses why she is a fan of the Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved.
S1 E5 - 4m 25s
The classic novel, Moby Dick is discussed.
Shaquille O'Neal and James Patterson on Alex Cross Series
S1 E4 - 3m
Shaquille O'Neal and author, James Patterson, discuss the Alex Cross series.
S1 E4 - 3m 17s
Seth Meyers discusses why Catch-22 is his favorite book.
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