What book is America's No. 1 favorite of all-time? Harry Potter? To Kill a Mockingbird? Gone With the Wind? The Lord of the Rings? This is the lofty question being asked by PBS’s fall series The Great American Read. A simultaneous public campaign has asked readers of all ages to vote for their favorite book, choosing from 100 titles that includes literary classics, contemporary best sellers and otherwise culturally influential books (Yep, even Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey are on there). The Great American Read has been airing Tuesdays on PBS; each episode examines the books’ impacts on American life and culture. To close out the series and learn which book is the country’s favorite, join local station KSPS and the Spokane Public Library for a Game of Thrones-themed celebratory watch party — literary-themed costumes strongly encouraged.
Tue, Oct. 23 from 6:30-9:30 pm • Free; registration required • Downtown Spokane Library • 906 W. Main • ksps.org
— Chey Scott