Have you ever searched for buried treasure or escaped from murderous pirates? Have you ever chased an assassin through the streets of Hong Kong? Have you ever escaped from prison to exact revenge on your enemies? Would you like to? Well, as Tom Clancy once said, “The only way to do all the things you’d love to do is read.” So, we polled our 3,000 bibliomaniacs to find 30 adventures stories you don’t want to miss out on.
(1) Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (2) Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne (3) The Princess Bride, by William Goldman (4) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (5) The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas, père (6) Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke (7) River of Doubt, by Candice Millard (8) The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy (9) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis (10) Un Lun Dun, by China Mieville (11) Mutiny of the Bounty, by Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall (12) Summerland, by Michael Chabon (13) The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum (14) The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, père (15) The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum (16) The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe (17) The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman (18) First Blood, by David Morrell (19) The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien (20) Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss (21) The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley (22) Hatchet, by Gary Paulson (23) Jaws, by Peter Benchley (24) Call of the Wild, by Jack London (25) The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (26) The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford (27) Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe (28) Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters (29) King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard (30) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
So, did we miss your favorite adventure? Let us know. We’re always up for a good adventure.