Monday, October 26, 2015

60 Adventure Novels

  1. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  2. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  3. True Grit by Charles Portis
  4. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  5. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
  6. Tai-Pan by James Clavell
  7. The Hobbit by J,R.R. Tolkien
  8. Master and Commander (The Aubrey-Maturin series) by Patrick O'Brian
  9. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  10. Ride with Me by Thomas Costain
  11. The Berrybinder Narratives by Larry McMurtry
  12. Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler
  13. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  14. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  15. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
  16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  17. A Darkening Stain by Robert Wilson
  18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  19. The Comedians by Graham Greene
  20. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  21. High Adventure by Donald Westlake
  22. Midshipman Bolitho (The Bolitho series) by Alexander Kent
  23. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
  24. The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
  25. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
  26. Sahara by Clive Cussler
  27. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren
  28. Shogun by James Clavell
  29. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  30. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (The Harry Potter series) by J.K. Rowling
  31. Warlord by Malcolm Bosse
  32. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  33. A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd
  34. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. The Adventures of Jamie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
  36. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  37. Pompeii by Robert Harris
  38. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
  39. The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst
  40. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  41. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  42. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  43. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  44. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  45. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Ecco
  46. Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem
  47. Mila 18 by Leon Uris
  48. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  49. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  50. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  51. Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
  52. The Monkey-Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  53. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  54. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  55. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  56. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  57. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  58. Black Robe by Brian Moore
  59. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  60. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson


Dan in Philly said...

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Would The Odyssey and Beowulf count here?

Some of the Icelandic Chronicles are fun.

Quite a number of The Canterbury Tales probably count as adventure, though not as a novel I suppose.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas.

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.

Michael Wade said...


Very good choices!

I'd meant to put in Beowulf. The Odyssey is a major omission.