This genre tag marks books that are placed in America, American classics, written by American authors, or about America.

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

A Lesson in Vengeance
Billy Summers
We Were Never Here
The Family Plot
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Guide
Damnation Spring
Dark Waters (Small Spaces, #3)
Radiant Fugitives
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
Several People Are Typing
For the Love of April French
Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam
The Wife Between Us
Left To Die (Adele Sharp #1)
Interior Chinatown
Changing the Rules (Richter, #1)
Several People Are Typing
Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge, #2)
Stargazer (Leaphorn & Chee, #24)
Dog Eat Dog (Andy Carpenter #23)
What's Done in Darkness
The Social Graces
2034: A Novel of the Next World War
A Woman of Intelligence
Filthy Animals
Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Best Southern Literature
1,267 books — 2,647 voters
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellThe Circle by Dave Eggers
Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
164 books — 724 voters

The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Books White People Need to Read
1,146 books — 1,626 voters
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferBlood River by Tim ButcherInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Best Traveling Vicariously
2,007 books — 1,774 voters

Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilJust Kids by Patti SmithChronicles by Bob DylanLife by Keith RichardsLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,241 books — 1,302 voters
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBeloved by Toni MorrisonInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Best African American Books
777 books — 1,104 voters

The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
The Old Man and the Sea
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Fahrenheit 451
The Grapes of Wrath

Bret Easton Ellis
The seals stupidly dive off rocks into swirling black water, barking mindlessly. The zookeepers feed them dead fish. A crowd gathers around the tank, mostly adults, a few accompanied by children. On the seals' tank a plaque warns: COINS CAN KILL——IF SWALLOWED, COINS CAN LODGE IN AN ANIMAL'S STOMACH AND CAUSE ULCERS, INFECTIONS AND DEATH. DO NOT THROW COINS IN THE POOL. So what do I do? Toss a handful of change into the tank when none of the zookeepers are watching. It's not the seals I hate——it' ...more
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis
I felt lethal, on the verge of frenzy. My nightly bloodlust overflowed into my days and I had to leave the city. My mask of sanity was a victim of impending slippage. This was the bone season for me and I needed a vacation.
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

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Nuclear Children
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