10 widely read books in the USA are listed below.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Published in 1960, this classic novel is set in the 1930s in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and explores themes of racial injustice and the loss of innocence through the eyes of a young girl, Scout Finch.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Published in 1925, this novel is set in the jazz age of the 1920s and follows the story of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who throws extravagant parties in an attempt to win back his lost love, Daisy Buchanan.
1984 by George Orwell – Published in 1949, this dystopian novel is set in a totalitarian society where the government exerts complete control over all aspects of citizens’ lives.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Published in 1951, this novel is set in the 1950s and follows the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy who has been expelled from school and is struggling to find his place in the world.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding – Published in 1954, this novel is set on a deserted island and follows a group of schoolboys who must fend for themselves after a plane crash. The book explores themes of power, authority, and the loss of innocence.
Animal Farm by George Orwell – Published in 1945, this allegorical novel is a critique of the Soviet Union and the Russian Revolution. It follows a group of farm animals who overthrow their human owner and attempt to run the farm themselves, only to be exploited by a group of pigs who take control.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Published in 1932, this dystopian novel is set in a future society where people are born in test tubes, conditioned to love their work, and given drugs to ensure they are happy and content.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – Published in 1937, this novel is set during the Great Depression and follows the story of two itinerant workers, George and Lennie, who dream of one day owning their own farm.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – Published in 1967, this magical realist novel is set in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo and follows seven generations of the Buendía family over the course of a hundred years.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Published in 1813, this classic novel is set in the late 18th century and follows the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who must navigate the challenges of finding a husband in Georgian England while also dealing with issues of social class and family pressure