Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, but there are also a number of works about Western-type characters in contemporary settings.

Westerns often stress the harshness of the wilderness and frequently set the action in an arid, desolate landscape.

Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #2)
An Obvious Fact (Walt Longmire #12)
Roping The Virgin (Cowboys & Virgins, #2)
Always a Cowboy (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #2)
Breaking Him
Rocky Mountain Devil (Six Pack Ranch, #10)
Strung Up (Blacktop Cowboys, #7.5)
Commitment Ranch (Leaning N, #1)
My Cowboy Freedom
The Sixth Gun, Vol. 9: Boot Hill
Branding the Virgin (Cowboys & Virgins, #1)
The Bones of Paradise
Last Chance Rebel (Copper Ridge, #6)
Pretty Deadly, Vol. 2: The Bear
Kyle (Legacy Ranch, #1)
News of the World
An Obvious Fact (Walt Longmire #12)
Cherish Me, Cowboy (The Wildflower Ranch #1)
Christmas at Copper Mountain (Copper Mountain Christmas, #4; Taming of the Sheenans, #1)
Let it be Me
A Run for Love (Oklahoma Lovers #1)
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)
The Last Woman Standing
Valley of Dreams (Wild West Wind #1)
The Christmas Mail Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides, #1)
Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #2)
Mountain Angel (Northstar Angels, #1)
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyNo Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyTrue Grit by Charles Portis
Literary Westerns
129 books — 224 voters

Lonesome Dove
True Grit
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Sisters Brothers
Sackett's Land
No Country For Old Men
Dead Man's Walk
The Daybreakers
Streets of Laredo
Jubal Sackett

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