The Great American Read by PBS a List by Sandman Books

These are America’s 100 most-loved books, brought to you by PBS' The Great American Read. This is a list curated by readers, not by critics or academics - which means it is truly a list of reader favorites. They are listed in order from most favorite to least, but everything on this list is here because a ton of readers really loved it. 

We've done our best to select the cheapest available editions for this list, but if you want a more collectible hardcover or an easy to read large print version, let us know! We are happy to do special orders for our customers. If you enjoy this booklist try Staff Recommendations from Sandman Books or check out our Florida Stories booklist. 

Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780061124952
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

The Chronicles of Narnia: 7 Books in 1 Paperback Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$21.24
ISBN: 9780066238500
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2001

Jane Eyre (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$3.83
ISBN: 9780486424491
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Published: Dover Publications - January 16th, 2003

Anne of Green Gables Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780553213133
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Published: Starfire - April 1st, 1982

The Grapes of Wrath Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018

The Book Thief Cover Image
$12.74
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The Help Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2011

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$4.25
ISBN: 9780486400778
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Published: Dover Publications - January 27th, 1998

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

And Then There Were None Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062073488
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Published: William Morrow - March 29th, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780451191144
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Published: Signet - September 1st, 1996

Wuthering Heights (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.10
ISBN: 9780486292564
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Published: Dover Publications - September 24th, 1996

Lonesome Dove: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

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