The Great American Read

Currently PBS is having viewers vote for their favorite novel & the list has many classic reads like Austen & Dickens.  But when library patrons ; people who visit their local library on a regular basis the same question, there are some surprising answers.

When reviewing the list provided below remember that these patrons come from a diverse background and age.  We had children as young as five years answer this question.  The list is in ABC order not in order to what we believe is the greatest novel in America.

If you were asked by your local librarian would you agree with some of the answers that patrons from a little library in Annapolis Maryland or agree with the PBS The Great American Read?  In your opinion what is the Great American Novel?

  1. A Prayer for Owen Meany
  2. A Thousand Splendid Stars
  3. All the Light We Can Not See
  4. And Then There Were None
  5. Anne of Green Gables
  6. Brave New World
  7. Call of the Wild
  8. Gone with the Wind
  9. Grapes of Wrath
  10. Little Red Riding Hood
  11. Lord of The Rings (series)
  12. Station Eleven
  13. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  14. The Communist Manifesto
  15. The Count of Monte Cristo
  16. The Great Gatsby
  17. The Kite Runner
  18. The Little Weed Flower
  19.  The Outsiders
  20. The Queen’s Rising
  21. Tom Sawyer

 

 

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