Hello world,
if you've read my first article called Classic English Literature I've Read So Far, you know I am a huge bookaholic. Since I've shared my favorite English classic novels with you, I would like to do the same with an American literature. Without any more extension, let's look at the pieces I've read so far.

1. The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
I have the feeling either you love this book or you despise it. I've never met anyone in between this. If I'd speak for myself, I would said I love it.
This story doesn't have a happy ending. But that's okay. Because neither does a lot of stories in a real life.

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2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This one is definitely my favorite. I really enjoyed reading it and I would like to recommend it to you.
It tells a story about two siblings named Jem and "Scout". There is a lot of things that happened in their life but one of them will have a impact on their family. A rape of a white woman by a black man.
No wonder this book won a Pulitzer Prize.

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3. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
I've read this one because of my graduation. And honestly? I didn't enjoy it so much. The story about a fisherman didn't find a way to my heart. Even though I would like to give a second chance to Ernest Hemingway and read his work For Whom the Bell Tolls in the future.

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4. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
It's a little bit more complicated when it comes to this one. I've read it after seein' the movie called the same way with Audrey Hepburn in the lead role. I love the movie so much so I decided to read the novel a few months ago. And I was quite disappointed about the ending. But maybe if I wouldn't see the movie first, I would love the novel.

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5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Even though I was really excited about this one, I was disappointed. It wasn't my cup of tea. But that doesn't mean it's a bad novel. Maybe some of you would like it.

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6. Storyteller by Edgar Allan Poe
I am a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and I really enjoy reading his stories. There are some of them I don't enjoy so much but there are more terrific ones. Between my favorites belongs The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and The Fall of the House of Usher.

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7. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Giman
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman based on a own experiences with postpartum depression. Even though it's really short it's a masterpiece. It tells a story about a nameless woman who goes mad after giving a birth. Her husband puts her in a room with a yellow wallpaper, which she can't leave.

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And that is everything for today's article. I hope you enjoyed reading it and you've found it inspiring.

If you didn't read my first article about classic English literature, here's a link.

Lots of love,
Aneta