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40 Best Adventure Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Adventure books (instead of one person's opinion).

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

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 2
  2. 3

    Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

  3. 4

    Into the Wild

    Jon Krakauer

  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. 7
  7. 9
  8. 10
  9. 11

    The Worst Journey in the World

    Apsley Cherry-Garrard

  10. 12
  11. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    13
  12. 14
  13. 15
  14. 16

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

  15. 17
  16. 18

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

  17. 19
  18. 20

    Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

  19. 21

    Wind, Sand and Stars

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  20. 22
  21. 23

    Life of Pi

    Yann Martel

  22. 24

    Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  23. 25
  24. 26

    Hatchet

    Gary Paulsen

  25. 27
  26. 28
  27. 29

    Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

  28. 31

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  29. 34
  30. 35
  31. 36

    Swiss Family Robinson

    Johann David Wyss

  32. 38
  33. 40

    King Solomon's Mines

    H. Rider Haggard

FAQ

  • How was this Adventure books 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 Adventure books are in this list?

    There are 40 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Adventure books list?

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

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