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!
- A Short History of Nearly Everything (2004)
- In a Sunburned Country (2001)
- A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (2006)
- One Summer: America, 1927 (2014)
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir (2007)
- The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (2016)
- At Home: A Short History of Private Life (2011)
- Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe (2001)
- Notes from a Small Island (2001)
- Notes From A Big Country: Journey into the American Dream (Bryson) (2016)
- Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States (2001)
- The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way (2001)
In 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.
In a Sunburned Country (2001)
His 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 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.
One Summer: America, 1927 (2014)
The 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.
Bill 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.
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (2016)
In 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, 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.
In 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.
Notes from a Small Island (2001)
Before 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.
Bill 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.
Bill 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.
The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way (2001)
With 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.
Best Bill Bryson Books That Will Hook You
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One Summer: America 1927
Author(s): Bill Bryson
ID: 1193067, Publisher: Random House, Year: Sep 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
When Things Go Wrong: Diseases
Author(s): Bill Bryson
ID: 2505949, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 174 Kb, Format: epub
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Author(s): Bill Bryson
ID: 2425601, Publisher: Transworld Digital, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
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