The Best Adventure Books Of All-Time

“What are the best Adventure books of all-time?” We looked at 614 of the top adventure books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 46 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Adventure” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 550+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 46 Adventure Books



46 .) A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Gear Patrol

In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind. For Gideon Lewis-Kraus, it promises a different kind of escape. Determined to avoid the kind of constraint that kept his father, a gay rabbi, closeted until midlife, he has moved to anything-goes Berlin. But the surfeit of freedom there has begun to paralyze him, and when a friend extends a drunken invitation to join him on an ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, he grabs his sneakers, glad of the chance to be committed to something and someone. Irreverent, moving, hilarious, and thought-provoking, A Sense of Direction is Lewis-Kraus’s dazzling riff on the perpetual war between discipline and desire, and its attendant casualties. Across three pilgrimages and many hundreds of miles – the thousand-year-old Camino de Santiago, a solo circuit of eighty-eight Buddhist temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, and, together with his father and brother, an annual mass migration to the tomb of a famous Hasidic mystic in the Ukraine – he completes an idiosyncratic odyssey to the heart of a family mystery and a human dilemma: How do we come to terms with what has been and what is – and find a way forward, with purpose?

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45 .) Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Book Riot
  • Library Thing

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

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44 .) Alive by Piers Paul Read

Lists It Appears On:

  • Go Outdoors
  • Hi Consumption
  • Library Thing

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable… This is their story – one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.

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43 .) Congo by Michael Crichton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies — all motionless except for one moving image — a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition — along with Amy — is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .

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42 .) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Famous Authors
  • Pubishers Weekly

I felt something alive moving on my left leg … when bending my Eyes downwards as much as I could. I perceived it to be a human Creature not six inches high’ Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters – with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos – give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour. Swift’s savage satire view mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves. This text, based on the first edition of 1726, reproduces all its original illustrations and includes an introduction by Robert Demaria, Jr, which discusses the ways Gulliver’s Travels has been interpreted since its first publication.

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41 .) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Hi Consumption
  • Pubishers Weekly

Dark allegory describes the narrator’s journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad’s finest, most enigmatic story.

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40 .) Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hi Consumption

The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth’s very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet’s primordial secrets, the geologist–together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans–discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne’s imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor.

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39 .) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Goodreads
  • Hi Consumption

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . .

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38 .) Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Lists It Appears On:

  • Gear Patrol
  • Hi Consumption
  • Library Thing

Five men in search of a mythical hero journey from Peru to Polynesia in this classic account of nautical adventure.

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37 .) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Kora
  • Library Thing

An exemplary travelogue of danger and achievement by the Frenchwoman Madame Alexandra David–Neel of her 1923 expedition to Tibet, the fifth in her series of Asian travels, and her personal recounting of her journey to Lhasa, Tibet’s forbidden city. In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. With the help of her young companion, Yongden, she willingly suffered the primitive travel conditions, frequent outbreaks of disease, the ever–present danger of border control and the military to reach her goal. The determination and sheer physical fortitude it took for this woman, delicately reared in Paris and Brussels, is inspiration for men and women alike. David–Neel is famous for being the first Western woman to have been received by any Dalai Lama and as a passionate scholar and explorer of Asia, hers is one of the most remarkable of all travellers tales.

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36 .) My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Outdoor Life
  • Sierra Trading Post

Terribly unhappy in his family’s crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude and danger of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.

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35 .) Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11) by Clive Cussler

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world’s seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries — the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln’s assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot…

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34 .) Savage Summit by Jennifer Jordan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kora
  • Kora
  • Sierra Trading Post

Though not as tall as Everest, the “Savage Mountain” is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbs. In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic, compelling, inspiring, and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women — mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, poets and engineers — who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams.

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33 .) The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Hi Consumption

It’s London, 1907. Journalist Edward Malone, rejected by the woman he loves because he is too prosaic, decides to go in search of adventure and fame to prove himself worthy of her. Soon after, he meets Professor George Challenger, a scientist who claims to have discovered a ‘lost world’ populated by pterodactyls and other prehistoric monsters.

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32 .) The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hi Consumption

Five Union prisoners escape from the siege of Richmond in a balloon, are blown off course and crash on an uncharted island. They must learn to rebuild a society for themselves while awaiting rescue.

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31 .) The Three Musketeers (The D’Artagnan Romances, #1) by Alexandre Dumas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Goodreads

This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms minor historical figures into larger- than-life characters: the Comte d’Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress “Milady”; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen—and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto “all for one, one for all” has come to epitomize devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining. (less)

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30 .) Travels with Charlie: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Gear Patrol

A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to California’s Monterey Peninsula To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck’s goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.

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29 .) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hi Consumption

French naturalist Dr. Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a remarkable submarine built by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels, undergo a transcendent experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. But Nemo’s mission is one of revenge-and his methods coldly efficient.

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28 .) West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Gear Patrol
  • Library Thing

West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham–aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty–and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ’30s.

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27 .) Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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  • Book Riot
  • Gear Patrol
  • Library Thing

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

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26 .) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Bub
  • Famous Authors

One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-establised routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant Passepartout. Travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard – who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England – to win the extraordinary wager. Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure and a thrilling race against time.

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25 .) Desert Solitaire by Edward Abby

Lists It Appears On:

  • Curious Writer
  • Gear Patrol
  • Library Thing
  • Sierra Trading Post

First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man’s quest to experience nature in its purest form.

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24 .) Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Hi Consumption
  • Outdoor Life

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable tale about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”

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23 .) Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Bub
  • Hi Consumption

In 1888 Lord and Lady Clayton sail from England but to West Africa and perish on a remote island. When their infant son is adopted by fanged, great anthropoid apes, he is Tarzan of the Apes. His intelligence and caring mother raise him to be king. Self-educated by his parents’ library, Tarzan rescues genteel Jane Porter from the perils of his jungle.

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22 .) The Beach by Alex Garland

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  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Bub
  • Go Outdoors

After discovering a seemingly Edenic paradise on an island in a Thai national park, Richard soon finds that since civilized behavior tends to dissolve without external restraints, the utopia is hard to maintain. (Nancy Pearl)

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21 .) The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

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  • Book Riot
  • Gear Patrol
  • Library Thing
  • Sierra Trading Post

“Takes readers into the maelstrom and shows nature’s splendid and dangerous havoc at its utmost”. October 1991. It was “the perfect storm”–a tempest that may happen only once in a century–a nor’easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center.

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20 .) Tracks by Robyn Davidson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Book Riot
  • Kora
  • Library Thing

Robyn Davidson’s opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.” Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia’s landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation. “An unforgettably powerful book.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild Now with a new postscript by Robyn Davidson.

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19 .) A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Gear Patrol
  • Go Outdoors
  • Library Thing

No mountaineer, Newby set out with a friend to explore the formidable peaks of the Nuristan Mountains in northeast Afghanistan. His witty, unorthodox report is packed with incidents both ghastly and ecstatic as he takes us where few Western feet have trod. Newby belongs to that enduring set of English travelers who investigate the world for their own amusement and then, to our great profit and pleasure, share their experience with us. This beguiling tale is a classic of travel adventure. “One of the most unusual books of exploration and travel in years. And one of the best written.” (The New York Times)

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18 .) A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Explorers Passage
  • Go Outdoors
  • Sierra Trading Post

Subtitle: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

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17 .) Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Hi Consumption
  • Hi Consumption
  • Library Thing
  • Sierra Trading Post

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through.

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16 .) King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

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  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Famous Authors
  • Hi Consumption
  • Pubishers Weekly

King Solomon’s Mines tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre.

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15 .) Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Bub
  • Famous Authors
  • Hi Consumption
  • Pubishers Weekly

It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships’ cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it.” So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author’s lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

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14 .) Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Bub
  • Hi Consumption
  • Outdoor Life

Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God.

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13 .) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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  • Book Bub
  • Hi Consumption
  • Outdoor Life
  • Pubishers Weekly
  • Sierra Trading Post

A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer’s aunt who mistakes him for Tom.

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12 .) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Bub
  • Goodreads

In 1815 Edmond Dantès, a young and successful merchant sailor who has just recently been granted the succession of his erstwhile captain Leclère, returns to Marseille to marry his Catalan fiancée Mercédès. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

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11 .) The Odyssey by Homer

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  • Art Of Manliness
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  • Book Bub
  • Hi Consumption
  • Pubishers Weekly

George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842–May 7, 1933) was an American scholar and author. He was a graduate, and then professor at Harvard University. He is also known for his published works, like the translation of The Odyssey (1884) and others about education and ethics, such as The New Education (1887) and The Glory of the Imperfect (1898). This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts—the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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10 .) The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

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  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Bub
  • Outdoor Life

Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island: how will they survive? After their ship founders at sea, the Robinsons—father, mother, and four sons—find themselves stranded in an uninhabited, idyllic land. Young readers will enjoy watching them handle every crisis with cleverness and skill.

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9 .) The Worst Journey in the World by Aspley Cherry-Geraard

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  • Adventure Strong
  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Gear Patrol
  • Library Thing

The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey, draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.

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8 .) Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

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  • Adventure Strong
  • Book Riot
  • Go Outdoors
  • Library Thing
  • Sierra Trading Post

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety. Finally, Yates was forced to cut the rope, moments before he would have been pulled to his own death. The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men. Yates, certain that Simpson was dead, returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him. Miraculously, Simpson had survived the fall, but crippled, starving, and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse. Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength, Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes, reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave. How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship.

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7 .) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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  • Adventure Strong
  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Zone
  • Hi Consumption
  • Outdoor Life
  • Sierra Trading Post

Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.

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6 .) Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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  • Book Bub
  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Famous Authors
  • Hi Consumption
  • Sierra Trading Post

Librarian’s Note: An alternate cover edition can be found here In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

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5 .) The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Bub
  • Go Outdoors
  • Hi Consumption
  • Pubishers Weekly
  • Sierra Trading Post

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?

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4 .) Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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  • Book Riot
  • Curious Writer
  • Explorers Passage
  • Go Outdoors
  • Kora
  • Sierra Trading Post

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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3 .) Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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  • Adventure Strong
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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

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2 .) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

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1 .) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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A voyage for buried treasure spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas.

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The 550+ Additional Best Adventure Books

# Books Authors Lists
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47 A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains Isabella Bird Kora
Library Thing
48 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Early Bird Books
Goodreads
49 Arabian Sands
Adventure Strong
Library Thing
50
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Adventure Strong
Book Riot
51 Blue Highways: A Journey Into America William Least Heat-Moon Book Riot
Gear Patrol
52
Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Book Riot
Cool Of The Wild
53 Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
Art Of Manliness
Barnes & Noble
54 Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling
Art Of Manliness
Barnes & Noble
55 Divergent (Divergent, #1) Veronica Roth Goodreads
Mom Junction
56 Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert Book Bub
Book Riot
57 Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle Dervla Murphy Kora
Library Thing
58 Grandma Gatewood’s Walk Ben Montgomery
Go Outdoors
Kora
59 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
Steam Powered Family
60
High Adventure: The True Story of the First Ascent of Everest
Book Riot
Hi Consumption
61 In A Sunburned Country Bill Bryson Book Riot
Curious Writer
62 In Patagonia Bruce Chatwin Book Riot
Gear Patrol
63 In Search of King Solomon’s Mines Tahir Shah Book Riot
Gear Patrol
64 In the Heart of the Sea
Explorers Passage
Hi Consumption
65 In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco and the Amazon Redmond O’Hanlon Gear Patrol
Library Thing
66 Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12) Clive Cussler
Art Of Manliness
Goodreads
67 Jaguars Ripped My Flesh Book Riot
Library Thing
68 Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
Art Of Manliness
Barnes & Noble
69 Le Morte D’Arthur Sir Thomas Malory
Art Of Manliness
Barnes & Noble
70 My First Summer in the Sierra
Library Thing
Sierra Trading Post
71 My Life as an Explorer
Library Thing
Library Thing
72 No Picnic on Mount Kenya Felice Benuzzi
Go Outdoors
Library Thing
73 One Man’s Wilderness
Library Thing
Sierra Trading Post
74 Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
Adventure Strong
Art Of Manliness
75 Roughing It Mark Twain
Art Of Manliness
Library Thing
76 Sailing Alone Around the World
Adventure Strong
Library Thing
77 Seven Years in Tibet Book Riot
Library Thing
78
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
Adventure Strong
Hi Consumption
79
South: The Endurance Expedition
Book Riot
Library Thing
80 Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-distance Swimmer Lynne Cox Book Riot
Kora
81 Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica Sara Wheeler Kora
Library Thing
82 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
Curious Writer
Hi Consumption
83 The Great Railway Bazaar Paul Theroux
Curious Writer
Gear Patrol
84 The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain Gear Patrol
Hi Consumption
85 The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Art Of Manliness
Hi Consumption
86
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Hi Consumption
Library Thing
87 The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) J.R.R. Tolkien
Art Of Manliness
Goodreads
88
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Book Riot
Hi Consumption
89 The Lost World Michael Crichton
Art Of Manliness
Goodreads
90 The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1) James Dashner Goodreads
Mom Junction
91 The Right Stuff
Hi Consumption
Library Thing
92 The Road
Hi Consumption
Pubishers Weekly
93 The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen Gear Patrol
Library Thing
94 The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Lindbergh Gear Patrol
Library Thing
95 The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels Freya Stark Kora
Library Thing
96 The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin Gear Patrol
Library Thing
97 The Way of the World Nicolas Bouvier
Curious Writer
Gear Patrol
98 Through the Brazilian Wilderness Theodore Roosevelt Gear Patrol
Library Thing
99 Through the Dark Continent
Hi Consumption
Library Thing
100 Travels in West Africa Mary Kingsley Kora
Library Thing
101
Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents
Book Riot
Book Riot
102 Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
Outdoor Life
Sierra Trading Post
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103 1000 ultimate adventures
The Road Less Traveled
104 500 Mile Walkies Mark Wallington
Go Outdoors
105 59 Illustrated National Parks
The Road Less Traveled
106
A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine
Book Riot
107 A Falcon Flies Bookzio
108
A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition
Barnes & Noble
109 A Field Guide to Getting Lost Book Riot
110 A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) George R.R. Martin Goodreads
111 A Girl in the Karpathians* Menie Muriel Dowie Kora
112 A Night Divided:
Mom Junction
113 A Passage to India E. M. Forster Book Bub
114 A Plague of Giants Bookzio
115 A Sand County Almanac
Sierra Trading Post
116 A Thousand Miles Up the Nile* Amelia Edwards Kora
117 A Woman’s Journey Round the World From Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia and Asia Minor Ida Pfeiffer Kora
118
A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman
Book Riot
119 Adventures in the Wilderness
Library Thing
120 Aegis Rising (The Aegis League, #1) S.S. Segran Goodreads
121 Against The Tide John F. Hanley Goodreads
122
Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range
Library Thing
123 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Book Bub
124 All Quiet on the Orient Express Magnus Mills
Go Outdoors
125 Alone
Library Thing
126 Alone on the Ice
Hi Consumption
127 Alone on the Wall
Cool Of The Wild
128 Amazonia James Rollins Goodreads
129 America’s Girl: The Incredible Story of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle Changed the Nation Tim Dahlberg Kora
130 American Terrorist Bookzio
131 Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air Midge Gillies Kora
132 An African in Greenland Book Riot
133 Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) Dan Brown Goodreads
134
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Book Riot
135 Annapurna: A Woman’s Place
Library Thing
136
Ansel Adams – 400 Photographs
The Road Less Traveled
137
Ant Egg Soup: Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos
Book Riot
138 Are We Nearly There Yet? A family’s 8,000 mile car journey around Britain Ben Hatch
Go Outdoors
139 Area 7 (Shane Schofield, #2) Matthew Reilly Goodreads
140
Around the World in Eighty Dates: What if Mr. Right isn’t Mr. Right Here, A True Story
Book Riot
141
Around the World in Fifty Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth
Book Riot
142 Around the World in Seventy Two Days and Other Writings Nellie Bly Kora
143 Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride Peter Zheutlin Kora
144 Assassination Vacation Book Riot
145 Assegai
Barnes & Noble
146 At One with the Sea: Alone Around the World Naomi James Kora
147
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
Library Thing
148
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Adventure Collection
149 atlas of adventures
The Road Less Traveled
150 Ayesha: The Return of She H. Rider Haggard
Art Of Manliness
151 Baby Bear Discovers the World
Adventure Publications
152 Barbarian Days
Hi Consumption
153 Batman: Earth One:
Mom Junction
154
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
Book Riot
155 Bears of Blue River Charles Major
Outdoor Life
156 Bears on Hemlock Mountain Alice Dalgliesh
Outdoor Life
157 Beau Geste
Barnes & Noble
158 Beyond the Mountain Book Riot
159 Beyonders
Steam Powered Family
160 Bird Log Kids
Adventure Publications
161 Black Order (Sigma Force, #3) James Rollins Goodreads
162 Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Christopher McDougall
Go Outdoors
163 Brainwashed (Crime Travelers, #1) Paul Aertker Goodreads
164 Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life Book Riot
165
Cabeza de Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America
Library Thing
166 Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole Felicity Aston Kora
167 Call of the Wild and White Fang
Barnes & Noble
168 Candy Shoppe Wars
Steam Powered Family
169
Canyon Solitude: A Woman’s Solo Journey Through The Grand Canyon
Book Riot
170 Caravans Bookzio
171
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey
Library Thing
172 Catch Me if You Can Bookzio
173 Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
174 Catfish and Mandala Book Riot
175 Charged Bookzio
176
Chase Baker and the Golden Condor
Bookzio
177 Chocolat Joanne Harris
Curious Writer
178 Chronicles of Narnia
Steam Powered Family
179 Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe, #6) Tom Clancy Goodreads
180 Coasting : A Private Voyage Book Riot
181
Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
Book Riot
182 Conan the conqueror
Barnes & Noble
183
Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna
Library Thing
184 Constellations Activity Book
Adventure Publications
185 Cooper’s Creek
Library Thing
186 Corporate America Jack Dougherty Goodreads
187 Corruption of Power G.W. Eccles Goodreads
188 Cruel Sea / Edition 1
Barnes & Noble
189 Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Book Riot
190 Dealing with Dragons
Steam Powered Family
191 Death on the Nile Agatha Christie
Curious Writer
192 Deception Point Dan Brown Goodreads
193 Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7) Clive Cussler Goodreads
194
Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat
Book Riot
195 Delancey Book Riot
196 Desert Night, Desert Day
We Found Adventure
197 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Book Bub
198 DragonWatch
Steam Powered Family
199 Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) Frank Herbert Goodreads
200 Dust Tracks on a Road Zora Neale Hurston Kora
201 Eating Dirt Book Riot
202 Empire of the Sun
Barnes & Noble
203 Enslaved by the Ocean Bookzio
204 Epic bike rides of the world
The Road Less Traveled
205
Epic Drives of the World: Explore the Planet’s Most Thrilling Road Trips
Adventure Collection
206 Everest: The West Ridge
Library Thing
207 Eye of the Storm (Black Eagle Force, #1) Buck Stienke Goodreads
208 Fablehaven & Brandon Mull
Steam Powered Family
209 Falling Stars Bookzio
210
Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Book Riot
211 Farthest North
Library Thing
212 Fighter Pilot Paul Richey Gear Patrol
213
Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream
Book Riot
214
First Footsteps in East Africa or An Exploration of Harar
Library Thing
215 Five Kingdoms
Steam Powered Family
216 Flashman: A Novel
Barnes & Noble
217 Forget Me Not
Sierra Trading Post
218
Four Corners: A Journey into The Heart of Papua New Guinea
Book Riot
219
fred beckey’s 100 favorite north american climbs
The Road Less Traveled
220 Full Circle Ellen Macarthur Kora
221 Furthermore and Whichwood
Read Brightly
222 Gentlemen of the Road
Hi Consumption
223
Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things
Read Brightly
224 Ghost Flight Bookzio
225
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Book Riot
226 Girl From the Stars Bookzio
227 Going out is going in
The Road Less Traveled
228 Going Solo Roald Dahl Gear Patrol
229 Golden Son:
Mom Junction
230
Gorge: My Journey Up Killimanjaro at 300 Pounds
Book Riot
231 Grand Adventures
Cool Of The Wild
232
Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure
Library Thing
233 Green Hills of Africa
Hi Consumption
234
Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness
Library Thing
235 Gypsy Moth Circles the World
Library Thing
236
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
Book Riot
237 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
238 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
239 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
240 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
241 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) J.K. Rowling Goodreads
242
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Book Riot
243 His Dark Materials
Steam Powered Family
244 Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy
Steam Powered Family
245 home is where you park it
The Road Less Traveled
246 How Not to Run a B&B Book Riot
247
I married adventure : the lives and adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson
Library Thing
248 Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1) Matthew Reilly Goodreads
249 Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, #3) Clive Cussler Goodreads
250 If the Devil Had a Dog Bookzio
251
Il Bel Centro: A Year in The Beautiful Center
Book Riot
252 Impact Point Bookzio
253 In Brightest Africa Carl Akeley Gear Patrol
254 In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne
Art Of Manliness
255
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
Library Thing
256
Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan
Library Thing
257 Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) Dan Brown Goodreads
258 Into the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick Gear Patrol
259 Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O’Dell
Outdoor Life
260 Jaws Peter Benchley Goodreads
261 Johnny Tremain
Barnes & Noble
262 Journal of a Trapper
Library Thing
263
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
Library Thing
264
Journal of the Voyage to the Pacific
Library Thing
265 Journey Without Maps
Library Thing
266 Judas Silver Bookzio
267 Jungle Book Ruyard Kipling
Outdoor Life
268 Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs of Wolves and 53 Pairs of Shoes Rosie Swale-Pope Kora
269 K2, the Savage Mountain
Library Thing
270 Kabloona
Library Thing
271
Karakoram – Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
Cool Of The Wild
272 Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Lee Child Goodreads
273 Kim
Barnes & Noble
274 King of the Mekong Damian Magnay Goodreads
275 Klondike
Explorers Passage
276
Lady Duff Gordon’s Letters from Egypt*
Kora
277 Lallapaloosa Rags Daniels Goodreads
278 Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark Mary Wollstonecraft Kora
279 Liberty or Death (The Soldier Chronicles #1) David Cook Goodreads
280 Lieutenant Hornblower
Barnes & Noble
281 Life in the Far West
Library Thing
282
Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist
Book Riot
283 Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
Outdoor Life
284 Lois on the Loose Lois Pryce Kora
285
London Large – Sharp and Short
Bookzio
286
Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure
Adventure Collection
287 Long Lankin: Stories NPR
288 Lost Horizon
Barnes & Noble
289 Loving the Chase Bookzio
290 Magnus Chase
Steam Powered Family
291 Maidens’ Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal Emma Smith Kora
292 Man-Eaters of Kumaon
Library Thing
293 Mani Patrick Leigh Fermor Gear Patrol
294 Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2) James Rollins Goodreads
295 Maps
The Road Less Traveled
296 Master and Commander
Barnes & Noble
297
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Book Riot
298 Maze Runner
Steam Powered Family
299
Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Book Riot
300
Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley
Library Thing
301
Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded
Read Brightly
302 Mission Compromised Bookzio
303 Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
304 Mountain Justice Bookzio
305
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
Library Thing
306 Mutiny on the Bounty
Barnes & Noble
307 My Old Man and The Mountain
Cool Of The Wild
308
My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
Book Riot
309 My Salinger Year Book Riot
310 My Siberian Year Maria Czaplicka Kora
311
My Story as an American Au Paire in the Loir Valley
Book Riot
312
Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chile, etc., With a Scientific Appendix.
Library Thing
313 Narrative of Sojourner Truth Kora
314 national parks of america
The Road Less Traveled
315 Nature Log Kids
Adventure Publications
316 News from Tartary
Library Thing
317 Night Flight
Barnes & Noble
318 Night Over Water
Early Bird Books
319 Night Probe! (Dirk Pitt, #6) Clive Cussler Goodreads
320 Ninth Cycle Antarctica Bookzio
321 NOLS Wilderness Wisdom
Sierra Trading Post
322 North American Indians
Library Thing
323
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Book Riot
324 Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) Dean Koontz Goodreads
325 Odyssey Homer
Famous Authors
326 Old Yeller Fred Gipson
Outdoor Life
327 On the Nose
Cool Of The Wild
328
On The Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined
Book Riot
329 On Trails: An Exploration
Cool Of The Wild
330 One Grain of Sand
We Found Adventure
331
Only Planet: A flight free adventure around the world
Go Outdoors
332
Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Library Thing
333 Out of Africa
Library Thing
334 Out There: A Voice From The Wild Chris Townsend
Go Outdoors
335 Outpassage Janet E. Morris Goodreads
336 P.S.
Explorers Passage
337
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
We Found Adventure
338 Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2) Tom Clancy Goodreads
339 Percy Jackson
Steam Powered Family
340 Persian Pictures* Gertrude Bell Kora
341 Pirate Latitudes
Hi Consumption
342 Plaster City Bookzio
343 Possession of My Heart (The Three Immortal Blades, #2) Kia Carrington-Russell Goodreads
344 Possession of My Soul (The Three Immortal Blades, #1) Kia Carrington-Russell Goodreads
345 Predator & Prey (The Devenshire Chronicles, #2) Tom Sechrist Goodreads
346 Project Strikeforce Bookzio
347 Psychovertical Andy Kirkpatrick
Go Outdoors
348
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Book Riot
349 Queen Bess Doris L Rich Kora
350 Quest
Early Bird Books
351 Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt, #4) Clive Cussler Goodreads
352 Rangers Apprentice
Steam Powered Family
353 Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) Ernest Cline Goodreads
354 Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy Goodreads
355 Relic (Pendergast, #1) Douglas Preston Goodreads
356 Resonance (The Fray Theory, #1) Nelou Keramati Goodreads
357 Riptide Douglas Preston Goodreads
358 River Tango Bookzio
359
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Book Riot
360 Rock and Roses Book Riot
361 Royal Institute of Magic
Steam Powered Family
362 Running the Amazon
Library Thing
363
S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet
We Found Adventure
364 Sacred Stone Bookzio
365
Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
Barnes & Noble
366 Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) James Rollins Goodreads
367 Scaramouche
Barnes & Noble
368
Scott’s Last Expedition: The Journals
Library Thing
369 Scrambles Amongst the Alps
Library Thing
370
Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Library Thing
371 Sea of Trolls Trilogy
Steam Powered Family
372 Sea-Wolf
Barnes & Noble
373
Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man
Book Riot
374 Send More Idiots Tony Perez-Giese
Curious Writer
375 Septimus Heap
Steam Powered Family
376 Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1) Matthew Reilly Goodreads
377
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
Library Thing
378 Shantaram
Barnes & Noble
379 Sharpe’s Tiger
Barnes & Noble
380 She H. Rider Haggard
Art Of Manliness
381 Sheltering Sky
Barnes & Noble
382 Shogun Bookzio
383 Shutter Island Dennis Lehane Goodreads
384 Sixty Meters to Anywhere
Cool Of The Wild
385
Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
Book Riot
386 Sky City: The Rise of an Orphan (Sky City: The Rise of an Orphan, #1-6) R.D. Hale Goodreads
387
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory
Book Riot
388 Some Babies Are Wild
Adventure Publications
389
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Getting Back on the Board
Book Riot
390 Sounds of War: Iraq Attack of Thomas Edington Thomas Ferreolus Goodreads
391
South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride Through Slavery’s Old Back Yard
Book Riot
392 Southern Mail/Night Flight Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Art Of Manliness
393 Space Below My Feet Book Riot
394 Spellbound in His Arms (The Greek Isles Series, #1) Angel Sefer Goodreads
395 Starcatchers Series
Steam Powered Family
396 Starlight and Storm
Library Thing
397 Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner
Outdoor Life
398 Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific Roz Savage Kora
399
Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo
Library Thing
400 Subterranean James Rollins Goodreads
401 Tale of the Music-Thief Bookzio
402
The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
Book Riot
403
The Adventures of Captain Bonneville
Library Thing
404 The Adventures of Captain Hatteras Jules Verne
Art Of Manliness
405 The Adventurist Bookzio
406 The Art of Travel Alain de Botton Gear Patrol
407 The Ascent of Rum Doodle W E Bowman
Go Outdoors
408 The Beast of Cretacea Todd Strasser Goodreads
409
The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers
Book Riot
410 The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) Robert Ludlum Goodreads
411 The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set
Early Bird Books
412 The Bridge To Caracas (The King Trilogy #1) Stephen Douglass Goodreads
413
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Adventure Collection
414
The Camping Trip That Changed America
We Found Adventure
415 The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Jack Ryan Universe, #5) Tom Clancy Goodreads
416 The Cartel Wars (Mike McBride Series #4) Dorothy May Mercer Goodreads
417 The Castle in the Mist
Read Brightly
418 The Charm School Nelson DeMille Goodreads
419
The Chess Queen Enigma: A Stoker And Holmes Novel:
Mom Junction
420 The Control of Nature
Sierra Trading Post
421 The Cost of Crude Inge-Lise Goss Goodreads
422 The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu Kira Salak Kora
423
The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
Library Thing
424 The Curiosity NPR
425 The Cutest Critter
Adventure Publications
426 The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Dan Brown Goodreads
427
The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America’s Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas
Library Thing
428 The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth Goodreads
429
The descent of Pierre Saint-Martin
Library Thing
430
The Devlin Quick Mysteries Series
Read Brightly
431
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love
Book Riot
432 The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science the High Seas Kora
433 The Divine Comedy
Hi Consumption
434 The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6) James Rollins Goodreads
435 The Eiger Sanction
Barnes & Noble
436 The Enemy:
Mom Junction
437 The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Steam Powered Family
438
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
Library Thing
439
The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific
Library Thing
440 The Eye Of God NPR
441 The Fearful Void
Library Thing
442 The Fell Walker Michael Wood
Go Outdoors
443 The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads
444 The Firm
Early Bird Books
445 The Forbidden Library Series
Read Brightly
446 The Gang Bust (Mike McBride Series #5) Dorothy May Mercer Goodreads
447 The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) Stieg Larsson Goodreads
448 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) Stieg Larsson Goodreads
449 The God Complex Chris Titus Goodreads
450 The Golden Catch Bookzio
451 The Green Hills of Africa Ernest Hemingway Gear Patrol
452 The Guns of Navarone
Barnes & Noble
453 The Hero and the Crown
Read Brightly
454 The Hike
Hi Consumption
455
The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival
Library Thing
456
The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Oddysey
Book Riot
457 The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) Suzanne Collins Goodreads
458 The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4) Tom Clancy Goodreads
459 The Infidel Soldiers Jams N. Roses Goodreads
460 The Journals of Lewis And Clark
Hi Consumption
461 The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4) James Rollins Goodreads
462 The Kingdom
Explorers Passage
463 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Curious Writer
464 The Kon-Tiki Expedition
Explorers Passage
465 The Land of Stories
Steam Powered Family
466 The Last Boat John F. Hanley Goodreads
467 The Last Dragon Chronicles
Steam Powered Family
468 The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper Goodreads
469 The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5) James Rollins Goodreads
470 The Last Season
Sierra Trading Post
471
The Ledge: An Adventure Story Of Friendship And Survival On Mount Rainier
Adventure Strong
472
The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope*
Kora
473 The Lighthouse at the End of the World Jules Verne
Art Of Manliness
474 The Living Mountain Nan Shepherd Kora
475 The Long Ships
Barnes & Noble
476 The Lord of the Flies William Golding Book Zone
477 The Lost Throne Bookzio
478 The Mad Wolf’s Daughter
Read Brightly
479 The Magic Mirror
Read Brightly
480
The Man Who Walked through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot through the Grand Canyon
Library Thing
481 The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
Art Of Manliness
482 The Martian
Hi Consumption
483 The Mashego File Bookzio
484 The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures #1) James Chalk Goodreads
485
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
Book Riot
486 The Motorcycle Diaries Book Riot
487 The Mountain of My Fear
Library Thing
488 The mountains of my life
Library Thing
489
The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Library Thing
490
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Steam Powered Family
491 The New Granta Book of Travel Gear Patrol
492 The Ninja
Early Bird Books
493
The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA
Adventure Collection
494 The Old Man and the Sea
Hi Consumption
495 The Oregon Trail
Library Thing
496 The Outrun Amy Liptrot
Go Outdoors
497 The outsiders
The Road Less Traveled
498 The People of the Mist H. Rider Haggard
Art Of Manliness
499 The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) Ken Follett Goodreads
500 The Pirates of Malaysia Emilio Salgari
Art Of Manliness
501 The Princess Bride
Hi Consumption
502 The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
Art Of Manliness
503 The Prodigal Bookzio
504 The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads
505 The Revenant
Hi Consumption
506
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service
Barnes & Noble
507 The Rig:
Mom Junction
508 The River of Doubt
Explorers Passage
509 The Road to Oxiana
Library Thing
510 The Royal Road to Romance
Library Thing
511 The Rugged Road Theresa Wallach Kora
512 The Ryder Quartet Bookzio
513 The Saladin Strategy Norm Clark Goodreads
514 The San Gabriels
Sierra Trading Post
515 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Barnes & Noble
516 The Sea Wolf Jack London
Art Of Manliness
517 The Secret Knowledge of Water
Sierra Trading Post
518 The Secrets of Solace
Read Brightly
519 The Sewing Circle of Herat Christina Lamb Kora
520
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Book Riot
521 The Sheltering Sky
Pubishers Weekly
522 The Silent World
Library Thing
523 The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien
Art Of Manliness
524 The South American Tour* Annie Smith Peck Kora
525 The Stones of Andarus (The Devenshire Chronicles, #1) Tom Sechrist Goodreads
526 The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan Universe, #7) Tom Clancy Goodreads
527 The Tent, The Bucket & Me Emma Kennedy
Go Outdoors
528 The Terror
Hi Consumption
529 The Things They Carried
Hi Consumption
530 The Thirty Nine Steps John Buchan
Art Of Manliness
531 The Tigers of Mompracem Emilio Salgari
Art Of Manliness
532
The Totem Pole: And a Whole New Adventure
Book Riot
533 The Travels of Ibn Battutah
Library Thing
534 The Travels of Marco Polo
Library Thing
535
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: A Novel
Barnes & Noble
536 The Tree in the Ancient Forest
We Found Adventure
537 The Tree Of Forgetfulness NPR
538 The Trials of Apollo
Steam Powered Family
539 The Two Tigers Emilio Salgari
Art Of Manliness
540 The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads
541 The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans Jim Perrin
Go Outdoors
542 The Voyage to Magical North
Read Brightly
543 The Walking Drum
Barnes & Noble
544 The Warriors
Barnes & Noble
545
The White Company and Sir Nigel
Barnes & Noble
546 The White Spider Heinrich Harrer
Go Outdoors
547 The Wild Places Book Riot
548
The Wilderness World of John Muir
Sierra Trading Post
549 The Wonder Bread Summer NPR
550
The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe
Book Riot
551
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex
Library Thing
552
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Countries
Book Riot
553 The Zodiac Legacy Series
Steam Powered Family
554 The, Book of Jhereg Bookzio
555 Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home Book Riot
556
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein:
Mom Junction
557
This Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself
Cool Of The Wild
558 Three Against the Wilderness
Sierra Trading Post
559 Three Musketeers
Barnes & Noble
560 Through Town and Jungle* Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman Kora
561
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart
Book Riot
562 Thunderhead Douglas Preston Goodreads
563 Tikta’ Liktak James M. Houston
Outdoor Life
564 Time Quintet
Steam Powered Family
565 Tinted Lenses Jackie Williams Goodreads
566
To Be A Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls or Just Taking on a 5k Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)
Book Riot
567
To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight
Library Thing
568
Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs
Cool Of The Wild
569 Travels in Arabia Deserta
Library Thing
570 Travels in the Interior of Africa
Library Thing
571 Travels with Myself and Another Martha Gellhorn Kora
572 Treasure Clive Cussler
Art Of Manliness
573 Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt, #19) Clive Cussler Goodreads
574
Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Been-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland
Book Riot
575 Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt, #17) Clive Cussler Goodreads
576 True at First Light Ernest Hemingway
Art Of Manliness
577 True Grit
Hi Consumption
578 Two Feet, Four Paws Spud Talbot-Ponsonby
Go Outdoors
579 Two Years Before the Mast
Library Thing
580
Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery
Book Riot
581 Undaunted Courage
Adventure Strong
582
Under the Tuscan Sun: A Home in Italy
Book Riot
583 Unwanteds
Steam Powered Family
584 Use of Force Bookzio
585 Variant:
Mom Junction
586 Video Night in Kathmandu Pico Iyer Gear Patrol
587
Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation
Library Thing
588 Walden
Sierra Trading Post
589 Walking the Nile
Cool Of The Wild
590 War Against the Mafia
Early Bird Books
591
We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
Library Thing
592 We Planted a Tree
We Found Adventure
593
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
Book Riot
594
What Happened in Vienna, Jack?
Bookzio
595
What I Talk About When I Talk about Running
Book Riot
596
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Book Riot
597 When the Jaguar Sleeps Bookzio
598 When We Go Camping
We Found Adventure
599 Where the Clouds Can Go
Sierra Trading Post
600
Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Personal Costs of Climbing
Library Thing
601
Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree
We Found Adventure
602 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Book Riot
603 White Fang Jack London
Outdoor Life
604 White Jade Bookzio
605 Whose Butt?
Adventure Publications
606 Wingman
Early Bird Books
607 Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe, #1) Tom Clancy Goodreads
608
Without You, There is No Us: My Time with The Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Book Riot
609 Women of vision
The Road Less Traveled
610 World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2) Ken Follett Goodreads
611 Year of Yes Book Riot
612
Yellowstone & Grand Teton Activity Book
Adventure Publications
613
Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
Book Riot
614 Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean Gear Patrol


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Book Bub 18 Classic Adventure Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – BookBub
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Book Zone Top 5 Adventure Books for Guys – Book Zone by Boys’ Life
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Early Bird Books 8 Suspenseful Adventure Books That Will Take You For a Thrilling Ride
Explorers Passage Top 9 Greatest Books On Adventure – The Explorer’s Passage
Famous Authors 10 Best Adventure Books of All Time – Famous Authors
Gear Patrol 30 Best Travel & Adventure Books – Gear Patrol
Go Outdoors 25 Recommended Outdoor/Adventure Books | GO Outdoors Blog
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Hi Consumption Text Quest: 50 Best Adventure Books Of All Time | HiConsumption
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Mom Junction 10 Best Adventure Books For Teens To Read – MomJunction
NPR Summer Adventure: 5 Thrilling, Chilling, Far-Ranging Reads : NPR
Outdoor Life The 16 Best Fiction Adventure Books Every Outdoor Kid Should Read …
Pubishers Weekly The 10 Best Adventure Novels – Publishers Weekly
Read Brightly 12 Extra-Exciting Action-Adventure Books with Girls at the Center …
Sierra Trading Post 25 Outdoor Adventure Books Worth Reading | Sierra Trading Post Blog
Steam Powered Family 150 Books For Tweens Who Embrace Adventure And Excitement!
The Road Less Traveled 13 Outdoor Adventure Coffee Table Books to Inspire Your Next Trip
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