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.

Billy Summers
We Were Never Here
The Family Plot
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Guide
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
While We Were Dating (The Wedding Date, #6)
For Your Own Good
The Wife Between Us
Interior Chinatown
Left To Die (Adele Sharp #1)
Several People Are Typing
Changing the Rules (Richter, #1)
A Woman of Intelligence
Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge, #2)
The Social Graces
Falling for Your Best Friend's Twin (Love Clichés, #1)
Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
Stargazer (Leaphorn & Chee, #24)
Hell of a Book
What's Done in Darkness
2034: A Novel of the Next World War
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman CapoteExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of New York City
1,339 books — 1,188 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
3,066 books — 3,405 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 — 1,300 voters
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

Snow Falling on Cedars by David GutersonSometimes a Great Notion by Ken KeseyThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordWild by Cheryl Strayed
Pacific Northwest Books
861 books — 542 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
2,008 books — 1,770 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

William Faulkner
The American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife his child nor his country nor even his bank-account first (in fact he doesn't really love that bank-account nearly as much as foreigners like to think because he will spend almost any or all of it for almost anything provided it is valueless enough) but his motor-car. Because the automobile has become our national sex symbol. We cannot really enjoy anything unless we can go up an alley for it. Yet our whole background and raising ...more
William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

Craig Ferguson
He will know from and early age that failure is not disgrace. It's just a pitch that you missed, and you'd better get ready for the next one. The next one might be the shot heard round the world. My son and I are Americans, we prepare for glory by failing until we don't. ...more
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

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To Have Not
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Driving to BelAir
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