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Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Adventure Fiction books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Man of Legends (2017)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionNew York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt…
Author(s): Kenneth Johnson

2. The Secret Lake: A children’s mystery adventure (2011)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake. Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods? Stella and Tom soon discover that they have travelled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100…
Author(s): Karen Inglis

3. Sharpe’s Honor (Richard Sharpe’s Adventures, No. 7) (2001)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionAn unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive–a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike….
Author(s): Bernard Cornwell

4. Diary of Minecraft Skeleton Steve the Noob Years – FULL Season One (1): Unofficial Minecraft Books for Kids, Teens, & Nerds – Adventure Fan Fiction Diary Series (2017)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionLove MINECRAFT? **Over 87,000 words of kid-friendly fun!** This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game! The FULL SEASON ONE of **The Noob Years** (6 Episodes) That’s SIX Minecraft Diary Books in ONE!!! — Season 1 Episode 1 The very first diary of Skeleton Steve himself!! Welcome to a new adventure. Follow along the ‘The Noob Years’ of Skeleton Steve, Minecraft writer and adventurer, back when he first started his travels on Diamodia! Fresh out…
Author(s): Skeleton Steve

5. Birthright: Lesbian Action Adventure (Ascension) (2019)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionEvery god has an origin. What Kita doesn’t know is her future was written before she was born. But nothing’s free. Angel of Yorq BONUS STORY INCLUDED!…
Author(s): L. Fergus

6. Sailing to Redoubt (2019)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionBe good.Or some dark night the sorcerers of Vente may come for you.On the islands of the Tropic Sea, parents caution naughty children to behave, or risk that some dark night the sorcerers of the Vente Islands might to carry them off. The fate of these very naughty children varies from island to island, but it is often whispered that they might end up in a stew.Navy lieutenant Taef Lang must have been a very naughty boy, since one soft, tropical night the Vente came and carried him off. And he certainly ended up in some very hot water.Sailing to Redoubt is the…
Author(s): C. Litka

7. The Artemis Fowl #7: Atlantis Complex (2012)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Artemis commits his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy, it seems that goodness has taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind. But the truth is much worse: Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies and most likely triggered in Artemis by his dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions…
Author(s): Eoin Colfer

8. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (2011)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionThe New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on…
Author(s): Linda Sue Park

9. Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) (2017)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionTwo teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the…
Author(s): Neal Shusterman

10. A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor (2002)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionDecember 7, 1941: A morning like any other, but the events of this day would leave no one untouched. For Adam, living near Honolulu, this Sunday morning is one he has been looking forward to — fishing with friends, away from the ever-watchful eyes of his father, a navy lieutenant. Then, right before his eyes, Adam watches Japanese planes fly overhead and attack the U.S. Navy. All he can think is that it’s just like in the movies. But as he sees his father’s ship, the Arizona, sink beneath the water, he realizes this isn’t make-believe. It’s real. Over the next few days,…
Author(s): Harry Mazer

11. Island of the Blue Dolphins (2010)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionNewbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest children’s books ever written. This story of survival is as haunting and beautiful today as it was when it first appeared in print. And now, just in time to celebrate the book’s fiftieth anniversary, Sandpiper is honored to bring a new paperback edition of this masterpiece to the next generation. With gorgeous packaging and an introduction by Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, this version will guarantee Karana’s story inspires readers for decades to come….
Author(s): Scott O’Dell

12. The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins (Oak Forest Book 1) (2015)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionYoung Geraldine longs to have adventures as thrilling as those in the Book of Tales, the book her papa reads to her and her brother Button at night. More than that, she wants to be brave–a seemingly impossible task in a world where ravens throw black shadows over the earth and wolves prowl barren lands in search of their prey. But Geraldine is a mouse. The weakest of ground things. Why was she, who wants so much to be brave, created by God to be small and quivering?The book’s ten stories follow the Woolkins family—Papa, Mama, Geraldine, and Button—from October…
Author(s): Karin Kaufman

13. Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space The Cold: Book 5 (2017)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionMilo and Lina Graf have picked up the trail of their kidnapped parents–but an ambush in the depths of Wild Space leaves them stranded on a desolate ice planet. With an old enemy out for revenge, can they survive THE COLD?…
Author(s): Cavan Scott

14. Exception: Book One of the ExtraVerse Trilogy (2019)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionAubrey West discovers that there is more to the universe than just the universe. After an accidental trip to a new world with her coworker Connor Hayes, Aubrey learns of the Exceptions; a society of people with the power to make imagination a reality. With Connor as her guide, Aubrey learns of everything that Exceptions built beyond the Big Bang. With Connor pressured by his former superiors to catch an old friend turned foe, Aubrey goes through doors that lead to everywhere and pocket watches that tell more than time. Aubrey must help Connor confront the darkest parts of himself even as they battle a terrifying, seemingly…
Author(s): Malcolm Omega, Adele Brinkley, et al.

15. Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) (2018)

Best Adventure Fiction Books Worth Your AttentionAges 8-12 | Chapter Book | Short Attention Spans | "With the exuberance of a caper, determined protagonists, and a message steeped in family legacy, this is a splendid homage to adventure." – FOREWORD MAGAZINE – 5 out of 5 Following the clues concealed within a centuries-old family legacy, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to save a dear friend. But only twenty-four hours remain to unravel the legend of a long-lost pirate ship, buried somewhere deep beneath the city streets. Unbeknownst to them, their search awakens a mystical dark power, sworn to protect what is hidden on board the once famous…
Author(s): J. I. Wagner , Tracy Phua, et al.

Adventure novels and short stories were popular subjects for American pulp magazines, which dominated American popular fiction between the Progressive Era and the 1950s. Several pulp magazines such as Adventure, Argosy, Blue Book, Top-Notch, and Short Stories specialized in this genre. Discover the best Action & Adventure Fiction in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Books shelved as fiction-adventure: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien, Robinson Crusoe by D This is not considered a complete list of all the great adventure novels, so please take advantage of the comments section to share what other adventure novels you recommend to your fellow men. Also, be sure to stay tuned for the upcoming second part of this series, The Essential Man’s Library: 50 Nonfiction Adventure Books Edition. Books shelved as action-adventure-fiction: The Spy by Clive Cussler, Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler, The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler, The Jungle by Clive

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some adventure fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel

Author(s): Paul J. Nahin
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1607705

Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954-1983

Author(s): Bernard Diederich, Richard Greene, Pico Iyer
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1022581

Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880-1915

Author(s): Joseph A. Kestner
Publisher: Ashgate, Year: 2010, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1714286

The New Space Opera 2: All-new Stories of Science Fiction Adventure

Author(s): Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Eos, Year: 2009, Size: 938 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 867226

Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction

Author(s): Don D'Ammassa
Publisher: Facts on File, Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 395522

More Brilliant Than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction

Author(s): Kodwo Eshun
Publisher: Quartet Books (UK), Year: 1999, Size: 55 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 529996

Writing the Colonial Adventure: Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914

Author(s): Robert Dixon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 1996, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1176551

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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