Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson, 2015.

William McGuire Bryson is an author who writes books, mostly about travel, but over many other topics as well.


I remember seeing Bryson's name from the book A Walk in the Woods, but the first book of his I read was In a Sunburned Country, which I borrowed from a friend at a book swap. However, it wasn't until I read A Short History of Nearly Everything that I really got hooked. Every book of his that I've read has been both informative and enjoyable, but a few have been less impressive to me as others.


If the rank is missing, I haven't yet read the book.


Title Publication Date Genre Rank
The Palace Under the Alps and Over 200 Other Unusual, Unspoiled and Infrequently Visited Spots in 16 European Countries 1985-01-?? Travel
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America 1989-08-?? Travel 4
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way 1990-06-01 Language
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe 1992-02-01 Travel
Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language In the United States 1994-07-04 Language
Notes from a Small Island 1996-05-16 Travel 5
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail 1998-05-04 Travel 2
I'm a Stranger Here Myself 1999-01-01 Travel
In a Sunburned Country 2000-06-06 Travel 3
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words 2002-09-17 Language
Bill Bryson's African Diary 2002-12-03 Travel
A Short History of Nearly Everything 2003-05-06 Science 1
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid 2006-10-17 Memoir
Shakespeare: The World As Stage 2007-01-01 Biography
Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors 2008-05-20 Language
Icons of England 2008-09-09 Travel
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything 2009-10-27 Science
At Home: A Short History of Private Life 2010-12-05 History
One Summer: America, 1927 2013-10-01 History
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island 2015-10-08 Travel
The Body: A Guide for Occupants 2019-10-03 Science

Radio Programs

Title Publication Date Genre Rank
Journeys in English 2004-02-02 Language 1


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