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40 Best Adventure Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Adventure books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Adventure books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    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
    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    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
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Hatchet

    Gary Paulsen

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Life of Pi

    Yann Martel

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    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

    Swiss Family Robinson

    Johann David Wyss

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    Wind, Sand and Stars

    Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 31

    Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 32
    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 34
    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 35
    Appears in 2 articles
  33. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    37
    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 38

    King Solomon's Mines

    H. Rider Haggard

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 39

    Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 40
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Adventure books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 40 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Adventure books on the internet.

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