What are the best Bill Bryson books?

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    #1A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods is an autobiographical novel by Bill Bryson, who wanted to rediscover his country upon his return from Britain. With his friend from college Stephen Katz, the two men hike the 2,100-mile long Appalachian Trail.

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    Jaime Delgado
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I found this to be pretty good, if a little long. Some of the "crabbiness" of the main characters started to get old quick, but it has some nice moments that are worth slogging though to get there."
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    #2The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

    The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

    The Road to Little Dribbling is a book by Bill Bryson that tells the story of his adventure when he visited Britain again after twenty years.  

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    Alicia Peña
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This book did not keep my attention and I was unable to finish the whole book. It was a very dull book that lacked entertainment. "
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    #3Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

    Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

    Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words is a book by Bill Bryson that explains the different meaning behind words so that writers like him will not make mistakes when writing.

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    Philip Brown
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "It's pretty detailed and a unique way to look at the words we write and read everyday. Very interesting concept!"
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    #4Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

    Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

    Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society is a book by Bill Bryson that tells the story of great scientific discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. 

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    Philip Weber
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book and in my opinion we would all benefit from reading it. This collection of essays on science and the Royal Society is a gorgeously designed book. The use of pictures and colors throughout is appealing and tasteful."
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    #5Bill Bryson's African Diary

    Bill Bryson's African Diary

    Bill Bryson's African Diary is a book by Bill Bryson that tells the story of his observation when he was in Kenya. He mentioned poverty and other major issues that the country is experiencing. 

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    Michael Patel
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "A great way to get a real life account of the life in Kenya firsthand. A great journey to take."
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    #6A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book chronicling events from the nothingness before the Big Bang to the present. Complicated concepts are explained in uncomplicated terms, making it suitable for all ages.
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    Lin Hao
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "A Short History of Nearly Everything is not just the best Bill Bryson book. In my opinion, it's one of the best nonfiction books ever written. It's utterly engrossing."
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