List of the best Joan Didion books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Joan Didion is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years, and is considered one of the best Los Angeles writers as well as a top chronicler of the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Joan Didion who want to know which books they should start reading first. Didion is one of the most powerful thinkers of our time, so there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.You can rank all of these books, from Play It as It Lays to The Year of Magical Thinking. What are Joan Didion's best works? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.