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41 Best Adventure Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Adventure books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Adventure books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Into Thin Air

    Jon Krakauer

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    Wild

    Cheryl Strayed

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Into the Wild

    Jon Krakauer

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    A Cook's Tour

    Anthony Bourdain

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    In the Heart of the Sea

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Travels with Charley

    John Steinbeck

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    The Worst Journey in the World

    Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13

    The Martian

    Andy Weir

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    The Hobbit

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Hatchet

    Gary Paulsen

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    Life of Pi

    Yann Martel

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23
    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Desert Solitaire

    Edward Abbey

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Ernesto Che Guevara

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Swiss Family Robinson

    Johann David Wyss

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29

    Wind, Sand and Stars

    Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30

    Alone on the Ice

    David Roberts

    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    The Wave

    Susan Casey

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 33
    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34
    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35
    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37

    A Sense of Direction

    Gideon Lewis-Kraus

    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38

    The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 39

    Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 40

    King Solomon's Mines

    H. Rider Haggard

    Appears in 2 articles
  41. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Endurance

    Alfred Lansing

    Appears in 2 articles

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