American Books for AMERICA!

Book Reviews

I figure, as a book blogger, I might as well make my 4th of July post about books, am I right? I don’t know if my book shelf is very American, but let’s see what I can round up here.

The Old Red, White, and Blue – A Game of Thrones series
Seeing that everyone is in love with the HBO series, clearly this is the perfect choice! Not to mention, there is a blue book, white book, and red book in the series! Victory! If anyone was wondering, my favorite character is totally Dany.

Image from Reddit, as I sold my copy of this book

The Parody – I Am America, and So Can You!
I obviously had to include this one. It’s just so funny and ridiculous! Plus, the moment I thought about writing this post, the first book that popped into my mind was none other than this lovely piece of literature. If you’ve never read it before, it’s a hoot!

The One Everyone References During Elections – 1984
The moment any new law passes, or someone says something about that seems vaguely like it could lead to a dystopian society…you better believe someone is going to reference this book. I’m pretty sure when universal healthcare came about someone on Twitter was saying how it’s “Just like 1984” and I always want to reply with: “Have you ever even READ this book?!”

The Name Change – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Because we can’t comprehend what a philosopher’s stone is over in these here parts.

The One That Defies Norms and Kicks Butt – Ms. Marvel
Coming up soon there will be an actual review about this, but seriously, this book kicks butt! And America is all about super heroes!

The Classic – The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck is a pretty obvious choice for American classics. I was debating between a few others that are books everyone reads for class (The Great Gatsby or To Kill a Mockingbird) but Alex told me to pick Grapes of Wrath, so here we are!

The One with America in the Title – American Gods
Not to mention that it’s a pretty rad book about how here in America we have stopped worshipping the old Gods and have moved onto new ones. So I’d say it’s pretty with the times!

And with that, my bookworms, Happy 4th of July!! I hope you enjoy the weekend festivities! Here in Texas it’s going to be all grilling and fireworks everywhere! Heck, I heard people shooting them off on June 30th!

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • It's interesting how many authors write about the US but are not from the US – J.K Rowling, George Orwell, and Neil Gaiman.
    I really want to read the one by Neil Gaiman!! I'll get there soon!

  • All awesome books!

  • Kay

    Excellent books! I feel like Stephen Colbert's book must be hilarious.

  • I LOVED Colbert's book!

  • As someone who teaches 1984 I emphatically agree with the need to question whether people were paying attention when they came across this book. Like hello were you even awake!?

  • I know!! I hate when people reference it as if we are living in that society….I just want to shake them! They couldn't have been paying attention at all!

  • I did too! Did you read the second one?

  • It was pretty hilarious!! I enjoy a good comedy every now and again!

  • I know! It is pretty interesting! At first I was only going to use American authors, but then I decided that I had to include some by non-american authors just because of how often they are referenced or the subject matter! And American Gods is amazing! I totally recommend it!