One of the most important parts of a good story is it's setting. Where the action takes place can shape the entire plot of a story. Oftentimes, with a setting so powerful and prolific, it can become a character in and of itself- the driving force of action against the protagonist. Montana is so vast and varied that a writer's imagination is the only limit to how far the story can go.

When setting a novel in Montana your choices are endless when it comes to the plot and genre. You've got mountain ranges, plains, college towns, industrial towns, small cities, or big cities to set the location. It could be a historical fiction story set back in the early days when Montana was just a territory. Perhaps it could be a crime novel set against current events. Maybe it can be an entire story arch, starting with a families harrowing migration out west, settling the land, establishing the most powerful ranch in the state, and fighting (literally and figuratively) for generations to keep said ranch in the families name against the current political climate facing the state. I don't know. It's just a thought.

Keeping all this in mind, we have decided to list the top 10 books on the GoodReads  set in Montana deal with these concepts and more. You'll find crime thriller books, horror books, romance, young adult, and coming of age stories.

There are classics on this list that have been around for decades, and others that have been released within the last 5 years. Some of these books have been turned into movies, some have been turned into TV series.

If you are looking for your next read and haven't checked out some of these books we've got the 10 best books set in Montana for you to read. Or perhaps you've already read them all but want to return to that familiar setting you remember.

Either way check out the top 10 books set in Montana in our gallery below.

Top 10 Books Set in Montana according to Good Reads

These book are all set in Montana and are the 10 best according to Good Reads