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“The Great American Read” Social Media Contest

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PBS’ “The Great American Read” is quickly coming to the finish line! Don’t miss the finale, and your chance to win copies of some of your favorite novels in a special AETN contest.

Since April of this year, AETN has been all over Arkansas, working with dozens of the state’s amazing libraries, independent booksellers, literary festivals, summer student writing camps and even Educator Appreciation Night at the Arkansas Travelers game in September spreading the word and encouraging Arkansans to participate in a nationwide call to action for viewers to read as many books on the list

To date, more than 3.8 million votes have been cast in conjunction with “The Great American Read” and the finale will reveal the United States’ favorite novel Tuesday, Oct. 22! The clock is ticking to the big reveal for America’s best-loved novel. “The Great American Read” will air its final episode and reveal America’s choice for its number one book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. p.m. on AETN.

Heading into the final week of voting, PBS has revealed the current top 10 books in alphabetical order:

  1. “Charlotte’s Web”
  2. “Chronicles of Narnia” (series)
  3. “Gone With the Wind”
  4. “Harry Potter” (series)
  5. “Jane Eyre”
  6. “Little Women”
  7. “Lord of the Rings” (series)
  8. “Outlander” (series)
  9. “Pride and Prejudice”
  10. “To Kill a Mockingbird”

To mark the end of a wonderful reading celebration, we’re sharing special sets of some of the outstanding novels on “The Great American Read” 100 list. Each weekday from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, we’ll be giving away copies of “The Great American Read” novels on AETN’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. All you need to do is to comment on the day’s contest post telling us why you want to read (or re-read!) the books in the giveaway. One set of novels, a T-shirt and some fun AETN extras will be given away on each platform, and you may submit  one entry, per platform, per person per day. This contest is open to Arkansas residents only.

Entries will be accepted from the time of the post going live to midnight of that day. Winners will be chosen by random drawing the following morning. Winners will be contacted via the platform they entered and will have 24 hours to contact the station to claim their tickets. Be sure to monitor your entries and and our social media pages to find out who wins!


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Oct. 23-31, 2018

Comment on the contest posts each day on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram telling us why you’d like to read (or re-read!) the featured novels for a chance to win a “Great American Read” prize pack.