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. 

Siddhartha: A Novel Cover Image
$5.91
ISBN: 9780553208849
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981

Crime and Punishment (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780486415871
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Published: Dover Publications - August 22nd, 2001

The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780743297332
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Published: Scribner - October 17th, 2006

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$12.75
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

A Separate Peace Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780743253970
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

Don Quixote (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$10.20
ISBN: 9780486821955
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Published: Dover Publications - March 21st, 2018

The Lovely Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316168816
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 20th, 2004

The Alchemist Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780062315007
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Published: HarperOne - April 15th, 2014

Hatchet Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Twilight (The Twilight Saga #1) Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780316015844
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2006

Tales of the City: A Novel Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780061358302
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007

Gulliver's Travels (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.10
ISBN: 9780486292731
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Published: Dover Publications - September 18th, 1996

Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804190145
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 30th, 2018

Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781414334905
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - April 1st, 2011

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