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The Great American Read: The Book of Books
The Great American Read: The Book of Books | PBS
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A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I really like projects like this and having a good solid list of books to work through. This book is a great companion and provides fascinating insights, however, it is full of spoilers!

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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

This is a fun companion volume to the PBS series (which I did not watch). It has a page spread for each of the 100 novels they chose, with pictures on one side and text about the novel, author, etc on the other. Interspersed are pages of bookish info, like covers, pictured here. I really enjoyed slowly reading this.

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staci.reads
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Pickpick

Been working my way through this slowly between other reads and finally finished it this morning. I loved the anecdotes about authors and the history of each book. Also appreciated that it helped me understand why certain books made the list...even if I still think they don't belong there 😏 Also, some beautiful pictures of 1st editions and other notable publications.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I confess. I snapped this deal right up. Looking forward to reading it on my iPad, since I‘m assuming the photos will be weird on my Paperwhite. Go ahead ... you know you want it ... 😎📚❤️🧡💛💙💚

#garbingo #greatamericanread #kindledeal #kindledeals #boksaboutbooks

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LouBeth
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I already have a few of these but it's hard walking past it every day at work.
It doesn't help that they are right next to chips.😀

JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha!! I can only imagine!! That‘s tempting! 8mo
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TamaraH71
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I love coffee table books on books! ❤️📚

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kstadt929
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion: I don‘t like the books on this list. I read this book hoping to find new favorites and learn about these books (and the classics!) from The Great American Read. However, most of them don‘t interest me at all. If I saw them on a library shelf I probably wouldn‘t pick them up.

Books I‘ve read before: 1️⃣1️⃣
Number of books I‘ve never heard of before: 4️⃣4️⃣
Books I want to read: only 8️⃣

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staci.reads
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I had no idea that Mary Shelley was a) the daughter of feminist and author Mary Wallstonecraft, and b) led such a tragic life. How did I miss this in all my college lit. classes?! I feel like someone owes me some tuition money back 🤯

catebutler I admired her even more when I found out about her background. I especially love the backstory of how and why she wrote, ‘Frankenstein‘. That in and of itself would make an amazing book! 12mo
LiteraryinLititz Wait, I didn‘t know that either!! 12mo
MicheleinPhilly You should watch the latest episode of Drunk History. You‘ll get a lot of interesting factoids about her. ☺️ 12mo
staci.reads @MicheleinPhilly Oh my gosh! I'm watching it right now!! I told my husband about what I read, and he said "Have you not watched last week's drunk history?!" Umm, no. So now we're watching it together ?? 12mo
MicheleinPhilly ENJOY! 12mo
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Traci1
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#BestOf2018

In 2018, I read (and listened to) 184 books. Of those, 100 were off my own shelves. My top 5 for the year were those pictured. What were your favorite reads from 2018?

BooknerdsLife Wow that's awesome! 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I made this #GARBingo card for myself way back when the list of books was announced.

I‘ve managed to check off 5 that I originally planned on, plus some I didn‘t, so I‘ll consider that good progress.

The rest will all get carried over into 2019, after all there‘s no bingo yet. 😉

#GAR

Riveted_Reader_Melissa The others I read this year were Dune, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and And Then There Were None. 13mo
squirrelbrain I‘m carrying mine over too! It‘s the one challenge I didn‘t complete this year. I only did 5 out of 20 on my card ☹️ 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @squirrelbrain I understand, as I watched the show I added even more that I wanted to read too 😂. But yes, we‘ll keep plugging along and we‘ll get there. At least we have each other to keep us company as we keep working our way through the list. 😉 13mo
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squirrelbrain I ticked Americanah off my list, I have Oscar Wao still on there, along with The Alchemist (amongst many others of course!) Oooh, just noticed I had The Color Purple on there and I read that - yay 6 books not 5! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @squirrelbrain Good for you! I‘m planning on Americanah in January! 13mo
JacqMac I have been wanted to read Rebecca for a long time. I think I should probably buy a copy. Lol 13mo
Bookzombie I‘m carrying mine over too. And I also wanted to read so many more after watching the show. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Bookzombie They‘ll be a bunch of us continuing into 2019, yay for Litsy! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m carrying my list over too! I wish I‘d gotten to more of them this year. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yep, one of my regrets for 2018... but I‘m honestly not sure where I would have squeezed in many more. LOL 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Well I only managed 3 off of my Great American Read to-read list, not sure if I‘ll get to anymore this year or not, but I‘m happy to continue on next year. #ReadingGoals !

#GAR
#GARBingo

Daisey This makes me feel better about only reading two of the books I put on my GAR bingo card, but I also hope to keep working on it. Another one was just chosen as my TBR challenge book for December in the Reading 1001 group and one is your book still on its way to me some time. 📚 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I know, I was hoping to read Don Quixote with Reading 1001 too, but I have a bunch of other things I‘d like to get finished by the end of the year too, so I don‘t think it‘s happening. Which one of mine is on your list too? Maybe we can do a buddy read for motivation? 14mo
Daisey I was talking about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, isn't that one you sent for our 1001 postal group? However, 1984 and The Invisible Man are on both our lists, so I might be willing to buddy read one of those, or Foundation which is on my 1001 TBR. Invisible Man is longer, but I have that on audio as well as ebook. 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Yes, The Brief Life of Oscar Wao should get to you eventually, it is one I mailed out. I misread and thought you meant just one of my GAR Bingos was on your bingo card. 14mo
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kaykay521
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Pickpick

I watched the PBS mini series and voted. This book is the perfect companion piece, detailing all 100 books featured. I borrowed from the library but I‘m probably gonna buy my own copy for my personal bookshelf.

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Gayan
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Yesterday I only bought books about books. 🙌🏻

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa

I tried to avoid all the spoilers since I haven‘t watched the last episode yet....but darn the publisher sent me an email. 😂

I happy with the result though... I‘ll post the rest of this under a spoiler tag in the comments for those that still don‘t know the winner.😉

#GAR

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m glad America‘s favorite read was by an American author, one that has a history behind it, and I‘ve got to give a little cheer that it was also by a female author. 1y
GingerAntics I had to go look it up, but I'm happy with that choice. I adored that book when I read it in school. I'm looking forward to reading it again (in at least 6 months when I get to the top of the hold list at the library). 1y
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GripLitGrl
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The results are in:
https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/results/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medi...
I'm happy with the winning book🎉📚🎉
How do you feel about results?

MicrobeMom I am happy! Would have liked to see Outlander a little farther down but every book I voted for was in the top 20 and my top 3 were in the top 5! This was so much fun! 1y
DivineDiana Good choice for the winner! 1y
GripLitGrl @MicrobeMom I've read 4 out of the top 5. It was great fun it had me talking books with a lot more people. ☺ 1y
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GripLitGrl @DivineDiana 🙌Yes was very happy with the winner😊 1y
Cortg Thanks for not spoiling it! I‘m going to watch in the morning as soon as I get the kids off to school. 1y
GripLitGrl @Cortg welcome. Hope you enjoy it😊 1y
Tamra I‘m not unhappy, though I didn‘t participate or follow. It really is a meaningful, well written novel. 👍🏾 1y
Kaye That‘s the one I thought would win. 1y
Aims42 I loved this PBS series 💗 I found some new favorite reads as a direct result of their list. I‘m hoping they do another vote next year 🤞🏼 1y
mrp27 Happy it won, was one I voted for and it was the one I expected to win. 1y
GripLitGrl @Tamra 🙌yes it definitely is 1y
GripLitGrl @Kaye 🙌😊 1y
GripLitGrl @Aims42 🙌 me too. It brought me into more book conversations with friends & family who aren't big readers. This history behind some of the books was great to learn. 1y
GripLitGrl @mrp27 🙌😊 1y
Aims42 @GripLitGrl Same here!!! It was such a great special 1y
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kstadt929
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So true !

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MicrobeMom
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Tonight is full knitting and watching #TheGreatAmericanRead! Outlander top 5. My #1 would be either pride and Prejudice or Harry Potter.

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kstadt929
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Saw this at the library and had to grab it to check out the #greatamericanread books !!! #PBS

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Chocolate and Tullamore Dew. I'm ready for the #greatamericanread 📚
Whose watching?

Librarybelle 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Wil Wheaton just convinced me to read 1y
VioletBramble I watched. I'm so happy with which book was #1. It was one of the two books I voted for the most (I don't want to spoil it for people in other time zones.).My second favorite book came in at #14. 1y
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GripLitGrl 🙌 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Librarybelle @GripLitGrl @VioletBramble I'm proud to say I've read the top 4 of the top 5. 1y
VioletBramble I haven't read the Outlander books. My mother thinks I would love them- Scotland, time travel- but something always keeps me from picking them up. 1y
Librarybelle @Crinoline_Laphroaig I hadn‘t thought of that...but, I‘ve read the top 4 of 5 and read most of the books in the top 20. ❤️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @VioletBramble I love the characters, my only hesitation in recommending them to people is the sexual violence. 1y
Carolhreads So jealous I can‘t wait get my hands on a copy of this book :) such a great series :) 1y
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MelissaSue81
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The finale is tonight! I haven‘t been very good about voting.. how about you all? How did everyone do with their #GARBingo cards? What is your favorite book on the list, or your favorite book you read for #GARBingo? My favorite is To Kill a Mockingbird, but I think my favorite that I read for the first time for #GARBingo was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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Whimsical.Curiosity
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The Top 10 is in!! Have you watched this series? If so what did you vote for? There are some awesome choices leading the vote. Grande Finale next Tuesday the 24th ❤️

#thegreatamericanread #greatreadpbs #pbs #vote

Butterfinger Voted for Little Women. 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Butterfinger niiiiiice. I'm all in for LOTR. 1y
VioletBramble I voted for To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book Thief 1y
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Whimsical.Curiosity @VioletBramble Ooh To Kill a Mockingbird is a solid choice. I love Scout. 1y
Daisey I‘m all in for LotR as well! 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Daisey 🙏🙏🙏 high fives!! 1y
jb72 I named my dog Scout after TKAM. Some of those are terrific books. 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @jb72 that's awesome! 🐶 1y
Cedricsmom The series is great but I don't have a single favorite on the list so far. 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Cedricsmom oh no! What would be on the list if you picked? 1y
Cedricsmom Wuthering Heights, Secret History, On Beauty, Wide Sargasso Sea. 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Cedricsmom ooh I've only ever heard of Wuthering Heights. 1y
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SMayWrites
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🤣🤣🤣

Lel2403 So true 📖 1y
julesG True! 🙈 1y
zzz Yep, me too😎 1y
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andreadmw
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I know I‘m late to the party but I‘ve decided I‘m going to read through the entire 100 Great American Reads books. I‘ve read 28 of them at some point in my life.

Twilight and Lord of the Rings are going to be tough. I‘ve never in my 45 yrs of life made it through Lord of the Rings and I‘ve tried 4 times. I did enjoy the movie.

Not going to try to only read these 100 in a row, I‘ll follow the list order and probably pepper other books between.

TheBookAddict It may help if you try to listen to the audiobooks for those tough ones. I‘ve been slowly reading the books on the GAR list, but I also have been reading other books in between. I think I would be discouraged to finish reading them if I only stuck to the list. 1y
andreadmw Great idea! Mix it up a bit. Yeah, I can‘t imagine if these were the only books I read for the next year-ish. 1y
MelissaSue81 Good luck! I read 24 of them this year.. I don‘t think I could do all 100.. some of them I just don‘t think I could get through. Even the ones I picked some were rough! 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

The results from Bracket #91 are:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, 38%
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, 62%

Today is Bracket #92 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/QX75FYMT

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

LibrarianRyan I know what‘s going to win, but come on, the Great American Read should not be a British book. 1y
JaclynW @LibrarianRyan Good point! 1y
Amandajoy @LibrarianRyan that was my confusion with the whole thing. Why were there so many British novels? Don‘t get me wrong, I love a good British novel, but I think we missed the point. Or at least I did. 1y
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DGRachel @LibrarianRyan You are the first person I‘ve seen that agrees with me. I love novels written by international authors, but I feel the Great American Read should be written by an American. It‘s in the title! It doesn‘t have to be one of the DWM, but I do think it should be an American. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
LibrarianRyan @DGRachel 🤓👍🏻. I love the show and everything. And it might be interesting to see if PBS does a spin off that just covers certain things. Plus think off all they great books they missed because of all the non American classics on the list. 1y
rwmg @LibrarianRyan @Amandajoy @DGRachel I wondered that at first and then decided it's the Great American READ not the Great American WRITE so it's books Americans enjoy reading, wherever they come from 1y
Amandajoy @rwmg I didn‘t think about it from that perspective. 1y
Peddler410 @rwmg I totally agree. 1y
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Traci1
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My 16 year old was looking through my Book of Books yesterday (which is a fantastic book, by the way), and she sent me a long list of books she wanted from the library. There were a few on her list they didn't have in, but I think she's got a pretty good start. (The top 2 on the stack weren't from the list).

#RaisingReaders 📚

Mdargusch Wow! That‘s a great stack! 1y
LibrarianRyan Great choices. Is that the city of ember Graphic novel or the full book? 1y
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan it's the graphic. She's read the full books and loved them. 1y
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LibrarianRyan @Traci1 I was wondering why that cover didn‘t look familiar. I too loved that book. I just wish I could have gotten into the rest of the series. Maybe I should try again. 1y
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan it took me a while to like the other books. They're different. And if you don't know what's coming in City of Ember, it has such an omg moment (it did for me at least) that sticks with you that the others don't have. I do now appreciate the whole series but still feel like Ember was the best of them. Emma (my 16 yo) also feels like Ember was far superior. So, it's not just you not being able to get into them. 1y
JaclynW Great stack! Yay for young readers! 👏 1y
BooknerdsLife @Traci1 What a wonderful list of books! 🤗💕 Love Jane Eyre & Alice in Wonderland 👍 1y
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Daisey
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I‘m currently using my classroom door as an interactive bulletin board. I had my junior high students tell me books from the Great American Read list that they have read, we started adding them to the door, and then any students sign the covers of books they‘ve read. It‘s been fun, and I hope it will lead to some student recommendations.

#TeachersofLitsy #GreatAmericanRead

Joy0201 Great idea! 1y
irre Love it! 1y
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Lcsmcat What a great idea! 1y
Daisey @Lcsmcat Thank you! 1y
JazzFeathers What a great idea! 1y
Texreader How cool! 1y
Daisey @Texreader Thank you! 1y
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Drnkpnkprincess
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Costco for the win!!!

Anyone looking to read any of the #GMR books, Costco has the majority of them in paperback for $9! #bookbuyingban

AmyG Your Costco is so neat. Every time I go, I‘m straightening up the book section. 😳 (edited) 1y
Cinfhen That‘s awesome!!!!!!! 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

The results from Bracket #90 are:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 30%
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, 70%

Today is Bracket #91 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/TVX6RJ5H

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

MaleficentBookDragon Christie of course! 1y
amb Always Dame Agatha! 1y
LibrarianRyan No. No Agatha. Alice Alice Alice ! 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

The results from Bracket #89 are:

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, 65%
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, 35%

Today is Bracket #90 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/KV0RWI5F

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

The results from Bracket #88 are:

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, 67%
The Book Thief, by Markus Suzan, 33%

Today is Bracket #89 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/MV52Z3ON

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

tpixie Tough choice! They are so different! 1y
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Brooke_H
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I helped set up at our local library book sale today. I was instructed to make a Great American Reads display, but then the library ladies said it was too fancy & made me make it plainer. 😂 Those Friends of the Library ladies are not messing around! Seriously, though...the romance novels are going to be 20 for $1! 😳 I will leave my wallet at home when I help take down tomorrow!

DivineDiana Good job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

The results from Bracket #87 are:

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, 38%
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, 62%

Today is Bracket #88 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/JWTU5Z7U

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

LibrarianRyan Interesting match up. Old classic vs new classic. Hummmmm🧐 1y
Caterina Aww I wish The Color Purple had done better 💔 1y
TheLudicReader C‘mon. It‘s not fair to pit these two together. 1y
Peddler410 I had to go with Anne because twice I had started The Book Thief and I have yet to read it all the way through 😐 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

I goofed up yesterday, but the results were the same anyway with The Color Purple victorious, lol. Sorry about that. 🙈

Today is the actual Bracket #87 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/IBW7F5K7

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

Itchyfeetreader This is the first one I have found really tough to vote on 1y
kgriffith @Itchyfeetreader Same! I‘m going with TCP because it involves both women‘s issues and race, but it‘s a tough one for sure. 1y
Melwilk How do I choose?! 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

Bracket #86's results:

The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling 49%
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 51%

A ONE vote difference! 😱

Today is Bracket #87 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/N52NFGZ4

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

LibrarianRyan Really TKAM beat out HP. I‘m surprised. And this one is also sososo hard! 1y
Reviewsbylola LD no question. 1y
Peddler410 What!? I‘m surprised 😢 1y
MrBook @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 So were the two of us. Only won by one vote though, so at least it wasn't a major upset sort of thing. 1y
Zelma Wow, I knew that would be a knock down, drag out fight. What a finish! 1y
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MrBook
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Some of you have said this is getting progressively more difficult to decide...

Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

Bracket #85's results:

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, 30%
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, 70%

Today is Bracket #86 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/NBW755K7

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

Peddler410 No question! Easy vote. 1y
Zelma I think this one may make many people‘s head explode. 1y
tjwill How can one possibly decide?! 1y
Jason7 I‘m probably the only person here who has never read either of these books. 🤔 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament 😁👏🏻!

Bracket #84's results:

The Tales of the City series, by Armistead Maupin, 27%
Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, 73%

Today is Bracket #85 (of 99) between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/G4VPJO3J

Persuade Littens in comments below! 😁

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

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MrBook
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My library branch's #GreatAmericanRead #GAR winner has been determined!

In the three-way final round,

The Chronicles of Narnia beat out Gone With the Wind by one(!!!) vote and Anne of Green Gables by three!

Wow! It was a personal top seed of mine, but I didn't expect it to win.

In our other branches...

The Color Purple won at one and Pride & Prejudice won at our other.

What do you think?

#LitsyLovesLibraries

ephemeralwaltz The Color Purple is amazing 💜 1y
RadicalReader @MrBook absolutely gorgeous wonderful book cover 1y
Prairiegirl_reading The color purple would be my pick! 💜 1y
BookPixie That‘s great! I was rooting for that one. 1y
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MrBook
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Thank you for voting on this fun tournament ???!

Bracket #83's results:

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen, 57%
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, 43%

Today is Bracket #84 between the previously-victorious titles above.

The link to vote: https://linkto.run/p/A52NSGL4

Persuade Littens in comments below! ?

Happy reading & voting!

#LitsyGAR

Libby1 I hated BOTH of these! 🤣 1y
Peddler410 Gone with the Wind got me through the summer of 1988 — my grandpa‘s death. I think that might be next year‘s epic reread. 1y
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MrBook
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I've organized my library's own #GAR tournament. Each branch starts with the same titles in the same positions, but patrons can vote however and wind up with different titles making it through the brackets.

My branch's (the main one) final titles:

War & Peace
Great Expectations
Anne of Green Gables
The Chronicles of Narnia
Pride & Prejudice
Gone With the Wind
Wuthering Heights
Moby-Dick

Which one do you think will win?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries

sudi I think Pride And Prejudice might win, but i'd personally vote for War and Peace. 😊 1y
HOTPock3tt I want Pride & Prejudice to win! ❤️🎉 1y
tammysue Pride and Prejudice 😊 1y
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saresmoore I think those are great finalists! 1y
Lcsmcat All good choices, but I predict Pride and Prejudice will win. 1y
LibrarianRyan I‘m predicting chick lit so Pride and prejudice, GWTW or Anne if Green Gables. Pride is probably in place one. 1y
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Bracket #82's results:

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, 54%
1984, by George Orwell, 46%

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jmtrivera 😨😨😨😨😨😨🙈🙉🙊🙈🙉🙊🙈🙉🙊 1y
Lcsmcat These are getting more difficult! 1y
LibrarianRyan Wow. Surprised Agatha Christie beat out Orwell. 1y
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Wife This one is just not fair. 🌹 1y
CoffeeNBooks This one is so hard to vote on!!! I love them both so much! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wow 😮 I thought Orwell was going to win for sure. 1y
LeahBergen NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! 1y
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Bracket #81's results:

The Little Prince, by Antoine de-St. Exupèry, 21%
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, 79%

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Herschelian What always amuses me about this whole ‘Great American Read‘ thing is that most of the books seem to be by British authors, nothing to do with the USA. This post is a case in point.! (edited) 1y
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Bracket #80's results:

Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, 29%
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, 71%

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LibrarianRyan Yikes. This one is sooooooooooo hard. 1y
Lcsmcat Unfair choice! 1y
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Bracket #79's results:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, 59%
Beloved, by Toni Morrison, 41%

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Bracket #78's results:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, 44%
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, 56%

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Bracket #77's results:

Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift, 11%
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurice, 89%

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jb72 Wow that‘s a tough one for sure. I‘m not sure I could pick one over the other. 😳 1y
BookishTrish Nooooooooooooo! You cannot make me choose! 1y
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Bracket #76's results:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, 35%
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, 65%

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rwmg Oh dear, this is a hard one 1y
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This is a very pretty companion book for the PBS series/special and it‘s a book about books (heyo, genre kryptonite) so definite solid pick 🤘🏻 as a lovely object about books.

However, there is some unbelievably lazy-arsed copy-editing where captions are laid out wrong and some seriously convoluted sentences appear. Black Dog & Leventhal editor, I‘m giving you the hairy eyeball on this one.

Leftcoastzen 😻😻❤️ 1y
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SassyBookworm The Book Thief is one of my favorite books!!! 1y
Leftcoastzen @SassyBookworm I made out a #GARBingo card and The Book Thief is on it! I hear so many good things...need to move it up the TBR. 1y
SassyBookworm @Leftcoastzen I also listened to it on audiobook and the narrator does an amazing job! So many emotions! ❤️🤓📚 1y
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