PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 announces its participation in PBS’ national television series, “The Great American Read.” And just as PBS will be tabulating votes for “America’s Best-Loved Novel,” PBS Guam will be crowning “Guam’s Best-Loved Novel.”
“The Great American Read” will premiere May 23 at 8 p.m.
Hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, the two-hour episode launch will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov.
The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, authors, superfans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and their significance in American popular culture. Then after a multi-platform initiative throughout the summer, the series will resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Novel.”
It will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multigenerational readers across multiple platforms ever created.
Similarly, Guam readers will get a chance to vote for “Guam’s Best-Loved Novel.”
PBS Guam has collaborated with the Guam Public Library System and Bestseller Guam to bring reading awareness to the island community.
Voting will take place at the Hagatña Public Library and Bestseller Guam bookstores starting Tuesday.
“Guam’s Best-Loved Novel” will be announced in October and two eligible voters will be randomly drawn to win exclusive prize packages.
Here is the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels, in alphabetical order:
1984, A Confederacy of Dunces, A Game of Thrones, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Separate Peace, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Alchemist, Alex Cross Mysteries, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Americanah, And Then There Were None, Anne of Green Gables, Another Country, Atlas Shrugged, Beloved Bless Me, Ultima, The Book Thief, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Call of the Wild, Catch-22, The Catcher in the Rye, Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Coldest Winter Ever, The Color Purple, The Count of Monte Cristo, Crime and Punishment, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Da Vinci Code, Don Quixote, Doña Barbara Dune, Fifty Shades of Grey, Flowers in the Attic Foundation, Frankenstein, Ghost Gilead, The Giver, The Godfather, Gone Girl, Gone with the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby, Gulliver’s Travels, The Handmaid’s Tale, Harry Potter, Hatchet Heart of Darkness, The Help, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Hunger Games, The Hunt for Red October, The Intuitionist, Invisible Man, Jane Eyre, The Joy Luck Club, Jurassic Park, Left Behind, The Little Prince, Little Women, Lonesome Dove, Looking for Alaska, The Lord of the Rings, The Lovely Bones, The Martian, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mind Invaders, Moby Dick, The Notebook, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Outlander, The Outsiders, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Pilgrim’s Progress, The Pillars of the Earth, Pride and Prejudice, Ready Player One Rebecca, The Shack, Siddhartha, The Sirens of Titan, The Stand, The Sun Also Rises, Swan Song, Tales of the City, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Things Fall, Apart, This Present Darkness, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twilight, War and Peace, Watchers, The Wheel of Time, Where the Red Fern Grows White Teeth, and Wuthering Heights.