The West was weird and full of angels, demons, and mechanical horses in these alternate history westerns like Tread of Angels and Outlawed.
Why no, this is definitely not just an excuse for me to talk about Beyoncé. Whatever do you mean?!
Tome, tome on the range: Mosey up to this list and lasso yourself 28 of the best Western books for your TBR, including How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang.
These excellent and recent diverse Westerns feature Indigenous perspectives, stories about Chinese Americans, Tejanos, and more.
These Westerns by Native and non-Native people defy colonialist narratives that perpetuate stereotypes.
Excellent works of historical fiction, all set in the United States.
10 of the best Westerns (not the hotels.)
Want to read about the West, but not about romanticized cowboys? Start here.
Novels, nonfiction, comics, and more essential reads of the American West.
If you’re into stories about the American West, you should definitely come sit next to me -- and grab these collections on your way over.