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. 

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)
$8.49
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

And Then There Were None Cover Image
$7.64
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
$16.14
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge #1) Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780451166890
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Published: Penguin Books - July 9th, 1990

The Stand Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780307947307
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Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Rebecca Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

A Prayer for Owen Meany Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780062204226
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Published: Harper - April 3rd, 2012

The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9781250251466
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Published: Tor Fantasy - October 29th, 2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Macmillan Alice) Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781447279990
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Published: Pan Macmillan - September 1st, 2015

Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780486415864
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Published: Dover Publications - August 1st, 2001

The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 1st, 1991

Where the Red Fern Grows Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780440412670
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Published: Yearling - September 1st, 1996

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