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The Best Bill Bryson Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 329 votes 163 voters 8.2k views 14 items

List Rules Vote for the Bill Bryson books you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Bill Bryson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Bill Bryson is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Bryson is known for his biting wit and excellent travel writing, from his walk along the Appalachian Trail, to his account of his travels in England. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Bill Bryson who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Books on this list include A Walk in the Woods and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir. What are Bill Bryson's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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A Walk in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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A Short History of Nearl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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The Life and Times of th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Notes from a Small Islan... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Neither Here nor There: ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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At Home: A Short History... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Bill Bryson's African Di... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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The Lost Continent: Trav... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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The Mother Tongue: Engli... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Shakespeare: The World a... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Notes from a Big Country... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Made in America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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I'm a Stranger Here Myse... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books
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Bryson's Dictionary of T... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bill Bryson Books