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It turns out that books with river in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 90+ good books with river in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles aren't books about actual rivers, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word river in the title.

Books with river in the title include A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul, The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle, and Last Stand at Saber River by Elmore Leonard. If you have a favorite river book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has river in the name, it belongs on this list.

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River Secrets is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
River Secrets Shannon Hale

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The Same River Twice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The Same River Twice Chris Offutt

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The Rivers of Zadaa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The Rivers of Zadaa D. J. MacHale

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Ride the River Louis Lamour Co... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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The River Why is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River Why David James Duncan

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Crossing the River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Crossing the River Caryl Phillips

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Spoon River Anthology is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters

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A Week on the Concord and Merr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Streams to the river, river to... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Peace Like a River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Peace Like a River Leif Enger

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One More River to Cross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
One More River to Cross Walter Dean Myers

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Chike and the River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Chike and the River Chinua Achebe

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Between the Bridge and the Riv... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Great River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Great River Paul Horgan

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A Bend in the River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul

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River of mountains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
River of mountains Peter Lourie

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One more river is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
One more river Nicolas Freeling

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Dark Rivers of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Bloody river blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Bloody river blues Jeffery Deaver

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Danger on Midnight River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Stranger by the River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Stranger by the River Paul Twitchell

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River Teeth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
River Teeth David James Duncan

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Of Time and the River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Of Time and the River Thomas Wolfe

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Dora's River Race is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Dora's River Race Christine Ricci

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Platte River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Platte River Rick Bass

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The River Road is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River Road Meridel Le Sueur

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The Bridge over the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Memoirs: All Rivers Run to the... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
A River Runs Through It Norman Maclean

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The River at the Center of the... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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The River Cottage Family Cookb... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River Cottage Family Cookbook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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All the Rivers Run is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
All the Rivers Run Nancy Cato

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The River War is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River War Winston Churchill

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River Town: Two Years on the Y... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Mystic River Dennis Lehane

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When the rivers run dry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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The River of Doubt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River of Doubt Candice Millard

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Forlorn River is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Forlorn River Zane Grey

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Rivers of gold is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Rivers of gold Tracie Peterson

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Petals on the river is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Petals on the river Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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Stones from the River is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Stones from the River Ursula Hegi

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Flirtation River is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Flirtation River Bethany Campbell

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The River is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The River Gary Paulsen

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River of Gods is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
River of Gods Ian McDonald

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Last Stand at Saber River is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Last Stand at Saber River Elmore Leonard

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One More River is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
One More River John Galsworthy

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River of Death is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
River of Death Alistair MacLean

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The river road is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
The river road Frances Parkinson Keyes

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Cane River is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Cane River Lalita Tademy

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Across the River and into the ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title