Popular American Authors Books

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 62 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.89 — 3,533,461 ratings — published 1925
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,272,736 ratings — published 1960
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,775,623 ratings — published 1951
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,229,441 ratings — published 1884
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 40 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.73 — 787,392 ratings — published 1952
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
by (shelved 37 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,786,674 ratings — published 2003
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,916,978 ratings — published 1937
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.94 — 807,596 ratings — published 1953
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 31 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.03 — 1,649,300 ratings — published 1868
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.95 — 761,478 ratings — published 2006
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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
by (shelved 27 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.30 — 2,285,853 ratings — published 2009
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,346,664 ratings — published 1969
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.66 — 429,000 ratings — published 1955
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.36 — 728,038 ratings — published 1850
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
by (shelved 26 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.34 — 5,751,954 ratings — published 2008
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.28 — 1,357,750 ratings — published 1936
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Twilight (Twilight, #1) Twilight (Twilight, #1)
by (shelved 24 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.57 — 4,504,423 ratings — published 2005
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.90 — 749,534 ratings — published 1876
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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
by (shelved 23 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.02 — 2,185,190 ratings — published 2010
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Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
by (shelved 23 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.85 — 2,461,513 ratings — published 2000
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.00 — 13,529 ratings — published 1939
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.04 — 638,552 ratings — published 1965
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.34 — 618,551 ratings — published 1952
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The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.26 — 3,362,572 ratings — published 2012
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.44 — 620,879 ratings — published 1851
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.77 — 387,449 ratings — published 1987
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The Giver (The Giver, #1) The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,752,764 ratings — published 1993
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.82 — 248,126 ratings — published 1852
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.80 — 324,194 ratings — published 1929
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.45 — 2,055,303 ratings — published 2009
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Gone Girl Gone Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.12 — 837,860 ratings — published 2012
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The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.86 — 254,966 ratings — published 1929
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The Secret History The Secret History (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.08 — 328,233 ratings — published 1992
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.71 — 211,315 ratings — published 1930
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The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.93 — 204,166 ratings — published 1920
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.98 — 374,293 ratings — published 1900
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For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.96 — 376,852 ratings — published 1940
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.98 — 734,650 ratings — published 1963
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.83 — 489,983 ratings — published 1926
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New Moon (Twilight, #2) New Moon (Twilight, #2)
by (shelved 17 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.52 — 1,411,252 ratings — published 2006
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.85 — 177,427 ratings — published 1933
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.21 — 1,382,286 ratings — published 1999
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Eclipse (Twilight, #3) Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
by (shelved 16 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.69 — 1,400,444 ratings — published 2007
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Divergent (Divergent, #1) Divergent (Divergent, #1)
by (shelved 15 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,591,458 ratings — published 2011
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as american-authors)
avg rating 4.06 — 849,787 ratings — published 1967
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as american-authors)
avg rating 3.92 — 243,556 ratings — published 1958
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Maggie Georgiana Young
“Millennials: We lost the genetic lottery. We graduated high school into terrorist attacks and wars. We graduated college into a recession and mounds of debt. We will never acquire the financial cushion, employment stability, and material possessions of our parents. We are often more educated, experienced, informed, and digitally fluent than prior generations, yet are constantly haunted by the trauma of coming of age during the detonation of the societal structure we were born into. But perhaps we are overlooking the silver lining. We will have less money to buy the material possessions that entrap us. We will have more compassion and empathy because our struggles have taught us that even the most privileged can fall from grace. We will have the courage to pursue our dreams because we have absolutely nothing to lose. We will experience the world through backpacking, couch surfing, and carrying on interesting conversations with adventurers in hostels because our bank accounts can't supply the Americanized resorts. Our hardships will obligate us to develop spiritual and intellectual substance. Maybe having roommates and buying our clothes at thrift stores isn't so horrible as long as we are making a point to pursue genuine happiness.”
Maggie Georgiana Young

Walt Whitman
“A blade of grass is the journeywork of the stars”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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