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17 Best Westerns Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Westerns books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best westerns books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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    Lonesome Dove

    A Novel

    Larry McMurtry

  2. 2

    True Grit

    A Novel

    Charles Portis

  3. 3


    A Novel

    Louis L'Amour

  4. 4

    The Sisters Brothers

    Patrick deWitt

  5. 6


    Jack Schaefer

  6. 8
  7. 9
  8. 10

    The Son

    Philipp Meyer

  9. 12

    The Searchers

    Alan Le May

  10. 13

    The Shootist

    Glendon Swarthout

  11. 14
  12. 15

    The Hell Bent Kid

    A Novel

    Charles O. Locke

  13. 16


    A Novel

    James A. Michener

  14. 17

    Butcher's Crossing

    John Williams


  • How was this Westerns books list created?

    We searched for 'best Westerns books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Westerns books are in this list?

    There are 17 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Westerns books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Westerns books on the internet.

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