Popular American Classic Books

 

When we talk about classic books, one question comes to our mind i.e. what is classic book? Classic book is nothing but a book that reader can’t stop reading and after many years of release, still if the book is being read it is classic. The piece of art in such books is written in such classic way that it gets readers heart pounding. It becomes impossible for the reader to stop reading once such books have been started. These books are a classic example of a beautiful piece by American literature. There are various books; some are fiction books while some are non-fiction books. In these books you can find mystery, love, romance, betrayal, etc. Books from this list can lead you to cry for someone, laugh for someone, be happy for somebody and lot more things. And such everlasting book do no lose their dignity, they remain the same up to the end. If you are studying literature or else if you want to read something classic, you can rely on these books. There are various love stories in this book series, various suspense stories, various mysterious and scary movies and all of them are a part of American Classics books.

Below is the list of the Popular American Classics Books

To Kill a Mocking Bird

This book is a beautiful childhood novel written by Harper Lee in the town of sleepy southern. The book gives idea about crisis of conscience. This book consists of dramatic and deeply touching story that takes us to the roots of human behavior

Read it For:
After you read this book you will experience innocence, kindness, love, humour as well as cruelty, hatred and pathos
Don't Read it For:
This book is a simple love story, so if you are not interested in reading a love story, it is not recommended to you.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a master piece of American culture and literature. Also it is one of the best-selling American Classics books

The Great Gatsby

The story revolves around a character named Jay Gatsby who came to the town in a mysterious way for his love.

Read it For:
It is a magical, romantic and a mysterious novel which is also a love story. It is one of the best American classics book.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not interested in reading a romantic love story then this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story of this book is a combination of pure emotional beauty and total inhuman realism.Plus the book gets into readers mind and makes a place in the memories forever.

Their Eyes were Watching God

The story in this book is about ‘Janie’ who is fair, independent girl and according to her no man is perfect for her. She is not able to identify herself and because of this she has to go through 3 marriages and then she find herself.

Read it For:
This love story of Janie is written beautifully with various struggles solved by the main character.
Don't Read it For:
This book is women oriented and tells a lot about how women are and how they should be independent. So if you don’t want to read feminist thoughts this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a master piece and the love story is beautifully designed in this book. This book is listed in one of the popular American classics book.

Fahrenheit 451

This book is written by Ray Bradbury and it is one of the top 10 American classics book. The story revolves around Montag, who belongs to a group of firefighters whose mission surprisingly is to provoke fires.

Read it For:
This book is good for analyzing and interpreting the story by every generation. Also it is included in best American classics books.
Don't Read it For:
Some people might find this book weird because there are some strange instances that confuses the reader as what this book is really about. So if you want a book with simple language, this book is not for you
What makes this book stand out?:
The classic language, the mystery and a horror theme makes this book stand out.
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Little Women

There are basically 4 characters in this book named as ‘Meg’, ‘Jo’, ‘Beth’ and ‘Amy’ who get to learn about poverty and how to grow up in such situations. They are related to all the women through their dreams, letters, illness, courtships, etc.

Read it For:
Little women is a romantic novel as also it is read by people as a family drama. It is one of the best-selling American classics books
Don't Read it For:
The book is all about women and their independent nature and how they can power through life. If you are looking for something else, this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The reason this books stands out from other books is that the main characters face a lot of things and finds out peace in life and it can be related by many people.

On the Road

The story is about characters named Sal Paradise and Dean. They accompany each other with a series of journey and there they discover life.

Read it For:
On the road’ is a book on journey of two characters that find out various things about life, rediscovers life and finds out the meaning of life.
Don't Read it For:
The story is not about love or romance, so if you are looking for something like that, this book is not recommended
What makes this book stand out?:
Amazing story line, challenges faced by our characters and the way they solve it, makes this book stand out

Invisible Man

The story is about a man who calls himself as an invisible man. He lives under ground in a warm hole. The narrator of the story is himself the main character of this story.

Read it For:
This book is a complete thrill that might get your heart pounding as also it is full of mystery and suspense.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a story of man living underground. If you are looking for something else then this book is not recommended.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is a fantasy which is thrilling, mysterious and full of suspense. It is one of the top 10 American classics books.

The Sound and the Fury

This book is a collection of 17 essays on “Sound and the fury”, and changes our way to look at this novel.

Read it For:
This novel is one of the best novels and it is included in top 10 American classics books.
Don't Read it For:
This book does not contain any love story or mystery story. So if you want to read something like that, this book is not recommended.
What makes this book stand out?:
Amazing piece of writing, collection of various essays maes this book stand out

Of Mice and Men

This book is a story about two outsiders determined to find a beautiful place in this world which is unforgiving. They have a dream that someday they will have their own land.

Read it For:
Of Mice and Men is Steinbeck’s most popular works and this book is included in popular American classics books.
Don't Read it For:
The story of book is not romantic or a love story, so if you are looking for one, this book would be a disappointment.
What makes this book stand out?:
Through this book, you get to learn a lot of things like friendship, love, happiness, etc.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This book tells us the story about two characters who want to liberate themselves from the society in both physical as well as mental way. Huck wants to break free while Jim is just trying to enslave himself. The story is a struggle between the two,

Read it For:
The story in this book is light, casual and is written entirely in the Vernacular of the characters in the story.
Don't Read it For:
The story is little complex and hard to follow as it has to be read carefully, so this book is not recommended to those who wish to read something simple
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer has put specific details about everything in the story which makes the reader easy to picture it in front of them.

 

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