I set up a reading challenge for myself. I realised that I've been reading a lot of British classic novels, but I never tackled American classics, which is a shame. I have read many books written by American authors, but very few American classics. So, I made a list of 20 great American novels that I haven't read yet, but I want to do so. A few of the books are not on my list because I made sure all of the books are available in my local library. I don't want to buy these novels, I just want to read them first, and if some of them really impress me, I'll buy them afterwards.

Here is the list of these 20 novels, in no particular chronological or alphabetical order:
1. Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
2. Henry James: The Turn of the Screw
3. Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls
4. Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
5. John Steinbeck: East of Eden
6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath
7. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
8. Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road
9. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables
10. William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying
11. William Faulkner: Light in August
12. Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
13. Truman Capote: In Cold Blood
14. Alice Walker: The Color Purple
15. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
16. Toni Morrison: Beloved
17. Kate Chopin: The Awakening
18. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
19. James Jones: From Here to Eternity
20. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird