I was asked to provide some more suggestions for books to read and in this post I have given some American classics.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great Gatsby
A young man corrupts himself and the American Dream to regain a lost love.
A broad comedy about a WWII bombardier based in Italy and his efforts to avoid bombing missions.
A Farewell to Arms
During World War I, an American lieutenant runs away with the woman who nurses him back to health.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A novel about a power struggle between the head nurse and one of the male patients in a mental institution.
To Kill a Mockingbird
At great peril to himself and his children, lawyer Atticus Finch defends an African-American man accused of raping a white woman in a small Alabama town.
The lifelong friendship of two women becomes strained when one causes the other’s husband to abandon her.
The Bell Jar
The heartbreaking story of a talented young woman’s descent into madness.
Friendship between two Jewish boys, one Hasidic and the other Orthodox, begins at a baseball game and flourishes despite their different backgrounds and beliefs.
The Catcher in the Rye
A prep school dropout rejects the “phoniness” he sees all about him.
The Grapes of Wrath
The desperate flight of tenant farmers from Oklahoma during the Depression.
Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist from Ilium, New York, shuttles between World War II Dresden and a luxurious zoo on the planet Tralfamadore.
The Color Purple
A young woman sees herself as property until another woman teaches her to value herself.