Celebrating the Power of Reading

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The list of 100 titles contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. The list includes books from as far back as the 1600s and as recent as 2016. From beloved world literature to contemporary best sellers, many categories are represented: 20th century American classics, thrillers, young adult novels, sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romantic stories, and books that represent the human experience told from a diverse range of perspectives.

Great American Read

Josseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness Herman Melville, Moby Dick Great American Read John Kennedy Toole, Confederacy of Dunces Alice Walker, The Color Purple