100 books, 1 winner...

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Read more >>

How does the voting work?

National voting is now open! Viewers can cast their vote online and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their votes by using SMS and toll-free voting. Local voting for SWFL's favorite book launched with the two-hour premiere May 22nd and continues until September 25th.


Join WGCU in the search for Southwest Florida’s favorite book. Type the title of your favorite book in the box below, and don't forget to tell your friends and family to vote!

Community Book Drive

To promote the importance of literacy, WGCU is collecting new and gently used adult, teen and children’s books to benefit families of The Guadalupe Center. The book drive takes place now through September.

Here is a list of drop off locations:
FGCU Library
IMAG History & Science Center
Annette's Book Nook
Collier County Public Library - Headquarters

Sunshine Booksellers

For sponsorship opportunities or more information about The Great American Read, please contact Anne Stavely at 239.590.2329.