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)
The Tin Star by J.L. LangleyBareback by Chris OwenThe Broken H by J.L. LangleyTiming by Mary CalmesNowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan
Best Gay Cowboys
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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

Two Rivers by Zoe SaadiaRide the Wind by Lucia St. Clair RobsonAt Road's End by Zoe SaadiaPanther in the Sky by James Alexander ThomThe Peacekeeper by Zoe Saadia
Native American Historical Fiction
255 books — 260 voters
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
Best Westerns
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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)

Willowy Whisper
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Willowy Whisper, This Hostile Land

Lorelei James
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