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. 

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780553573404
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Published: Bantam - August 4th, 1997

Foundation Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780553293357
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Published: Spectra - October 1st, 1991

War and Peace (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$9.35
ISBN: 9780486816432
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Published: Dover Publications - September 13th, 2017

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

Jurassic Park: A Novel Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780345538987
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola (Introduction by), Anthony Puzo (Notes by), Robert J. Thompson (Afterword by)
$14.45
ISBN: 9780451205766
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 2002

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$4.25
ISBN: 9780486278070
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Published: Dover Publications - October 13th, 1993

The Notebook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455582877
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 24th, 2014

The Shack Cover Image
$12.75
ISBN: 9780964729230
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Published: Windblown Media - July 1st, 2008

A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$13.60
ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Novel #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425240335
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Published: Berkley - September 7th, 2010

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

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

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