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The BEST Bill Bryson Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
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Who Is Bill Bryson?

Bill Bryson born 8 December 1951) is an American–British author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other nonfiction topics. Born in the USA, he settled in England in 1977 and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer. Learn more about Bill Bryson

The Best Bill Bryson Books of All Time

Why these best Bill Bryson books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Bill Bryson books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Bill Bryson that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Bill Bryson books of all time...

Best Bill Bryson Books: A Walk in the Woods
1. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Published 1997 // 397 pages // Rated 4.1 over 373,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: A Short History of Nearly Everything
2. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Published 2003 // 544 pages // Rated 4.2 over 344,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: In a Sunburned Country
3. In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
Published 2000 // 335 pages // Rated 4.1 over 101,300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: Notes from a Small Island
4. Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
Published 1995 // 324 pages // Rated 3.9 over 106,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: The Lost Continent
5. The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson
Travels in Small Town America
Published 1989 // 299 pages // Rated 3.8 over 58,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: The Body
6. The Body - Bill Bryson (FREE Summary)
A Guide for Occupants
Published 2019 // 450 pages // Rated 4.3 over 58,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Bill Bryson Books: At Home
7. At Home - Bill Bryson
A Short History of Private Life
Published 2010 // 497 pages // Rated 4.0 over 88,900 reviews on Goodreads

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