Vote for The Great American Read on PBS

Two Months to Go!

Here’s how you can vote for your favorite book on The Great American Read.

Available Now

Beginning May 22, 2018 at 8pm ET through October 18, 2018 at midnight PT, there are three methods of voting, which include:

  • By using the voting app on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
  • By posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also download a PDF of the hashtag list here. You can also vote on Facebook by using the hashtags in the comments on specific posts on the Great American Read Facebook site. These posts will be clearly identified with instructions of how to vote in the post.
  • Starting July 17th at 12pm ET, if you live in the US, you can vote by sending a text message with a unique keyword hashtag for your favorite book to the Great American Read SMS short code – 97979. The unique keyword hashtags per book can be found here.

You can place one vote for each book per voting method every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books!

Coming Soon

When the full series of The Great American Read launches on September 11, 2018, we’ll launch toll-free voting for your favorite book, alongside the existing online and hashtag voting:

  • By calling a Toll-Free phone number for each book. We’ll add the phone numbers for each book to the READ THE LIST section when Toll-Free voting goes live on September 11, 2018.

All voting methods will close on October 18, 2018 at midnight PT. We’ll reveal the results and announce The Great American Read winner in the Grand Finale show., PBS