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. 

Gone Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780307588371
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Published: Crown - April 22nd, 2014

Watchers Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780425188804
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Published: Berkley - January 28th, 2003

The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780486426754
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Published: Dover Publications - February 10th, 2003

Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455523566
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 4th, 2018

Things Fall Apart: A Novel Cover Image
$11.90
ISBN: 9780385474542
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1994

Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$2.55
ISBN: 9780486264646
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1990

Gilead: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Flowers in the Attic: 40th Anniversary Edition (Dollanganger #1) Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781982108106
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Published: Gallery Books - November 12th, 2019

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series #1) Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780345803481
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2012

The Sirens of Titan: A Novel Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780385333498
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

This Present Darkness Cover Image
$12.74
ISBN: 9781581345285
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Published: Crossway Books - June 26th, 2003

Americanah Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Another Country (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.41
ISBN: 9780679744719
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Bless Me, Ultima Cover Image
$6.80
ISBN: 9780446600255
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1994

Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

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