Books The Best Joan Didion Books  

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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.
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The Year of Magical Thinking is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books

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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Play It as It Lays is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Where I Was From is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Run, River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Blue Nights is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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A Book of Common Prayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books

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The Last Thing He Wanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books

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Political Fictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Salvador is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Democracy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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After Henry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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We Tell Ourselves Stories in O... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books

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Fixed ideas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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Vintage Didion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joan Didion Books
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