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.

The Guide
Blind Tiger
Down Range (Garrett Kohl #1)
The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls, #2)
The Wildest Ride (Closed Circuit, #1)
Winning the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch, #6)
All Night Long with a Cowboy (Kittredge Ranch, #2)
A Rancher's Love (Stones of Heart Falls #4)
Hitched to the Gunslinger
Meant to Be My Cowboy (Wranglers of Wyoming, #3)
Southern Secrets (Southern Series, #7)
Heart of the Frontier
Six Guns
Kissing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch, #5)
Fierce Cowboy Wolf (Seven Range Shifters, #4)
The Carson City Bride (The Marshals Mail Order Brides, #1)
Hitched (Tarnation, Texas, #1)
Dark Sky (Joe Pickett, #21)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
A Firefighter's Christmas Gift (Holidays in Heart Falls #1)
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
Missing and Endangered (Joanna Brady #19)
The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly #2)
Come Back for Me (The Arrowood Brothers, #1)
Near You (Montana Series, #2)
Stargazer (Leaphorn & Chee, #24)
All Cowboy and Charm (The Brothers of Dove Grey, #1)
Old Dogs
Southern Chance (Southern, #1)
The Cowboy SEAL's Secret Baby (The Cowboy SEALs Book 1)
Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryThe Age of Innocence by Edith WhartonThe Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
Best 1800s Historical Fiction
465 books — 269 voters

Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'ConnellDancing on Coals by Ellen O'ConnellTexas Destiny by Lorraine HeathTexas Straight Up by Jodi VaughnMacKenzie Fire by Elle Casey
Favorite Western/Cowboy Romance Novels
680 books — 843 voters
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyTrue Grit by Charles PortisThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Literary Westerns
252 books — 352 voters

Coilhunter by Dean F. WilsonThe Gunslinger by Stephen KingBloodrush by Ben GalleyBloodmoon by Ben GalleyBloodfeud by Ben Galley
Weird Westerns
250 books — 240 voters
Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei JamesLong Hard Ride by Lorelei JamesRough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei JamesTied Up, Tied Down by Lorelei JamesAll Jacked Up by Lorelei James
758 books — 904 voters

Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)
True Grit
The Sisters Brothers
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Gunslinger
Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1)
No Country for Old Men
News of the World
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
Sackett's Land (The Sacketts, #1)
Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove #2)

Dawn French
Funny how women are ashamed of their inner fairy whereas men are forever proudly displaying their inner cowboy or fireman
Dawn French, A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Nathanael West
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Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust

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