PBS The Great American Read

The Great American Read from PBS is an eight part series exploring the power of reading. 100 books were chosen as the top 100 most-loved novels in America. PBS conducted a survey asking Americans to name their favorite fiction novel and around 7,200 people participated. 

You can find out more about the series, books and how they were chosen on the official website.

Here is a list of the 100 books chosen:

1984 - George Orwell
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Alex Cross Mysteries (Series) - James Patterson
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
And Then There Were None - Agatha Chistie
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Another Country - James Baldwin
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Bless Me, Ultima - Ruldolfo Anaya
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) - C.S. Lewis
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
The Coldest Winter Ever - Sister Souljah
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Doña Barbara - Romulo Gallegos
Dune - Frank Herbert
Fifty Shades of Grey (Series) - E.L. James
Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews
Foundation (Series) - Isaac Asimov
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Game of Thrones (Series) - George R.R. Martin
Ghost - Jason Reynolds
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter (Series) - J.K. Rowling
Hatchet (Series) - Gary Paulsen
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy
The Intuitionist - Colson Whitehead
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tam
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Left Behind (Series) - Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Lord of the Rings (Series) - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Martian - Andy Weir
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Mind Invaders - Dave Hunt
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Outlander (Series) - Diana Gabaldon
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
The Shack - William P. Young
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
The Stand - Stephen King
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
Tales of the City (Series) - Armistead Maupin
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
This Present Darkness - Frank E. Peretti
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Twilight Saga (Series) - Stephenie Myer
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Watchers - Dean Koontz
The Wheel of Time (Series) - Robert Jordan
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë