Are you one of those who wouldn’t leave any chance of sneaking out of your comfort, seeking adventure even if you knew it’d get you in trouble? Or are you the one who would always get the entire group in trouble to get the adrenaline rush you love so much? If yes, then this is just for you as here, you can get the high being involved in an adventurous act without getting into trouble by reading some must-read interactive books for every adventurer.
To be honest, I haven’t been the adventurous type, but it’s also true that such things occur with me only that require me to be bold and do adventurous stuff. Sometimes it’s because of my twisted luck, and sometimes it’s because of my twisted friends, but the thing is that I love the sense of accomplishment after the job gets done. And so, I started reading this genre of books whenever I felt that my life’s getting too boring.
With a steady buzz of excitement, thriller books keep me on the edge of their seat. It has the power to entice us all into a world we would otherwise never visit. These types of publications usually inspire me to plan future journeys or travel to new destinations worldwide. Even if I don’t wish to visit the locations mentioned in the book, they’re a tremendous source of inspiration and knowledge.
Now that we’re all warmed up for these crazy, fun, adventurous novels, I won’t stop you from exploring them further. Let’s just read about them together.
15 Books Every Adventurer Must Read
Here’s a list of some of the best adventure books you must read whether an adventurer or not (like me).
1. The Three Musketeers
Full Title: The Three Musketeers
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: 1844
The hero, D’Artagnan, is a Gascon, a young guy who epitomizes the Béarnais people’s hotheaded reputation. With just a letter of recommendation from M. de Tréville, the head of King Louis XIV’s musketeers, and his amazing swordsmanship, this remarkable boy seeks his fortune across seventeenth-century Paris and beyond.
2. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Full Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Author: Jules Verne
Genre: Science Fiction
Publishing Date: 1864
An explorer claimed to have discovered the earth’s core during the 16th century. An adventurous geology professor discovers a manuscript. Hans Bjelke, a native guide, guides Professor Lidenbrock on his adventure across Iceland with his nephew Axel.
A geology professor with a passion for discovery comes across a manuscript that claims to contain the findings of an explorer from the 16th century. In the company of Hans Bjelke, a native guide, Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel set out across Iceland to investigate.
3. Heart of Darkness
Full Title: Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publishing Date: 1899
An anchored ship is the setting for a story within a story, following Charlie Marlow’s character recounting his adventure to a group of men. Even though the government employs Charlie as a ferry boat captain, he develops an interest in investing in an ivory procurement agent, Kurtz.
The story is of his early life as a ferry boat captain. After settling in as a god among the natives of “one of the darkest places on earth,” Kurtz’s reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress has now preceded him. Marlow suspects something else about Kurtz: he’s gone insane.
4. The Jungle Book
Full Title: The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publishing Date: 1894
A family of wolves in the Seeonee mountains encounters a human child at the threshold of their cave one warm evening as they search for food in the wild.
Mowgli grew up with the pack in the jungle after being adopted by Father Wolf. As he begins his journey, Mowgli meets his newfound friends, Bagheera, the wise panther, and Baloo, who teach him about jungle law. Join Mowgli, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Little Toomai, and many more on this adventure as you read ‘The Jungle Book.’
Although they face many dangers and adventures together, Mowgli finds himself face-to-face with Shere Khan, the tiger, and the Bandar-Log.
5. The Cruel Sea
Full Title: The Cruel Sea
Author: Nicholas Monsarrat
Publishing Date: War Novella
It tells the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash in World War II and their desperate cat-and-mouse fight with German U-boats in the North Atlantic. Originally published in 1951 to great acclaim, The Cruel Sea remains one of the classic novels of endurance and daring.
6. Moby Dick
Full Title: Moby Dick
Author: Herman Melville
Genre: Psychological Fiction
Publishing Date: 1851
This book tells the story of a mad man who pursues an unholy war against a creature as vast, dangerous, and unknowable as the sea itself. The book is a lifelong meditation on America by its author, more than just a novel of adventure or an encyclopedia of whaling legends and lore. As well as being a profound examination of character, faith, and perception, Moby-Dick is written with wonderfully redemptive humor
7. Life of Pi
Full Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Genre: Philosophical Fiction
Publishing Date: 2001
It’s a storytelling victory, a story that makes you believe in God, as one character says. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, an alone lifeboat is hitting the wide, wild Pacific Ocean.
The surviving ship crew consists of a hyena, a zebra (broken leg), an orangutan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and a 16-year-old Indian boy, Pi. As the “crew” began to claim their natural position in the food chain, Pi’s fears grew, and he had to use all his wit and courage to agree with Richard the Tiger. Must be.
Life of Pi takes readers on an extraordinary geographical, spiritual, and emotional journey. Unusually, some novels change the way we look at the world.
8. Dessert Solitaire
Full Title: Dessert Solitaire
Author: Edward Abbey
Publishing Date: 1968
A book that feels passionate and deeply poetic. It’s a tightly woven style of philosophy, humor, power, and beauty, with a share of thrilling adventures set in elegant, enthusiastic prose. Edward Abbey lived in the desert of Moab, Utah, for three seasons. The land in front of him, the world around him, and the beating heart are fascinating, sometimes harsh, and always personal descriptions of the place. It’s gone, but it’s worth remembering and surviving again and again.
9. The Riddle of the Sands
Full Title: The Riddle of the Sands
Author: Erskine Childers
Publishing Date: Invasion Novel
While sailing the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers turned into spies, revealing a secret German plan to invade Britain. The Sand Mystery, written by the Children who served in the Royal Navy during World War I as a call to the British government to awaken to defend the North Sea, did its job and has been a spy classic ever since. Increasingly fiction was praised for both its voyage and its thrilling espionage.
10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy
Full Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Genre: Science Fiction Comedy
Publishing Date: 1979
A few seconds before the Earth was destroyed and gave way to the Galactic Highways, Arthur Dent was taken off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect. As an unemployed person. Together, these engaged couples begin their journey through the universe, a galaxy full of fellow travelers.
11. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Full Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Author: Becky Chambers
Genre: Science Fiction
Publishing Date: 2014
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when joining the crew of the old Wayfarer. The patchwork ship has entered a better era, but it provides her with a bed, an opportunity to explore the distant corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, a rest from her past. An introspective young woman who learned to protect herself early on, she is an exotic reptile pilot, Sis, the talkative engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running, and their noble captain Ashby. I have never met a person like the diverse crew of a ship.
12. Watership Down
Full Title: Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Publishing Date: 1972
Set in the once idyllic countryside of Downs, England, this inspiring story of adventure, courage, and survival turns into a very special group of creatures escaping human invasion and the certain destruction of their hometown. It continues; led by two brave friends, they travel from their hometown of Sandolford Warren to a mysterious promised land and a perfect society through the tragic trials of predators and adversaries.
13. The Road
Full Title: The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Apocalyptic Fiction
Publishing Date: 2006
Father and son walk alone in burnt America. In the devastated landscape, nothing moves except the ashes in the wind. It’s cold enough to break rocks and turns gray when it snows. The sky is dark. Their goal is the beach, but I don’t know what’s waiting there. You have nothing; lawless gangsters roaming the streets, clothes they wear, looted grocery carts, and pistols to protect themselves from each other.
14. The Man Who Would be King
Full Title: The Man Who Would be King
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publishing Date: 1888
This is a moving story of two happy British unmarried men trying to open up their kingdom in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, with politics in their raw humor and bold courage. It has permeated the insights and proved to be a lasting job over time. He is surprisingly keen anatomy of imperialism and its heroic claims
15. The Phoenix on the Sword
Full Title: The Phoenix on the Sword
Author: Robert Ervin
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Publishing Date: 1932
Phoenix on the Sword begins with Simeria’s middle-aged Conan, who is trying to rule the turbulent Kingdom of Aquilonia. Conan recently robbed King Numedides, who he strangled on the throne, of the bloody crown of Aquilonia. But things aren’t going well because Conan is better suited to wield a broad sword than sign an official document with a pen.
The Aquilonians, who first welcomed Conan as a rescuer from Numedides’ tyranny, gradually opposed him because of the blood of his alien Cimmerians.
Conclusion| 15 Interactive Books for Every Adventurer | Must Read
These were some awesome and my favorite adventure novels for people of all ages. How did you find them? Amazing, weren’t they? Don’t tell me you don’t feel like doing something adventurous and thrilling after reading his article. Because I sure do, and I’m not usually the type to feel this way!
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