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Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook You

Here is a list of the best Bill Bryson books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. A Short History of Nearly Everything (2004)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouIn A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

2. In a Sunburned Country (2001)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouHis previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.Despite the fact that Australia harbors more…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

3. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (2006)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouThe Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

4. One Summer: America, 1927 (2014)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouThe summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry.         All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things—and when the twentieth century…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

5. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir (2007)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouBill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

6. The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (2016)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouIn 1995, Iowa native Bill Bryson took a motoring trip around Britain to explore that green and pleasant land. The uproarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, is one of the most acute portrayals of the United Kingdom ever written. Two decades later, Bryson—now a British citizen—set out again to rediscover his adopted country. In these pages, he follows a straight line through the island—from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath—and shows us every pub, stone village, and human foible along the way. Whether he is dodging cow attacks in Torcross, getting lost in the H&M…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

7. At Home: A Short History of Private Life (2011)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouIn these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

8. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe (2001)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouIn the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the affectionate and riotously funny Neither Here Nor There. #82,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10 in Travel Humor (Books) #186 in General Europe Travel Guides #400 in Travelogues & Travel Essays Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

9. Notes from a Small Island (2001)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouBefore New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. #42,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in General Great Britain Travel Guides #183 in Travel Writing Reference #52 in Political Humor (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

10. Notes From A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream (Bryson) (2016)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouBill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes – even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world’s best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth.Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any sense of loss was countered by the joy of rediscovering some of the forgotten treasures of his childhood: the glories of a New England autumn; the pleasingly comical…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

11. Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States (2001)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouBill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni." #31,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #54 in Linguistics Reference #1465 in United States History (Books) #189 in Humor Essays (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Bill Bryson

12. The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way (2001)

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook YouWith dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries….
Author(s): Bill Bryson

Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook You

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One Summer: America 1927

Author(s): Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House, Year: Sep 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1193067

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Author(s): Bryson, Bill
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2079369

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Author(s): Bill Bryson
Publisher: Doubleday, Year: 2015, Size: 900 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1401982

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