What are the best adventure books of all time?

If you’re looking for an escape from reality, there’s no better way to do it than by getting lost in a good book. And what better type of book to transport you to another world than an adventure book? Here are seven of the best adventure books of all time that are sure to take you on a wild ride.

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

This classic fantasy series follows hobbit Frodo Baggins as he embarks on a quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. Along the way, he is joined by a band of unlikely heroes, including the wizard Gandalf, the elf Legolas, and the human Aragorn. Filled with unforgettable characters, non-stop action, and plenty of magic, The Lord of the Rings is an epic adventure that will keep you glued to the page from start to finish.

2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Another classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia follows four siblings who are transported to the magical land of Narnia where they serve as kings and queens in the fight against evil. With seven books in the series, there’s no shortage of adventure to be had in Narnia.

3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This prequel to The Lord of the Rings tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, who joins 13 dwarves on a quest to reclaim their mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. Along the way, Bilbo finds himself in all sorts of scrapes, including encounters with trolls, goblins, and spiders. Full of excitement and humor, The Hobbit is a great read for all ages.

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The first book in Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter series introduces readers to the young wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he makes friends, confronts enemies, and learns about his destiny. If you’re looking for a magic-filled adventure, this is the book for you.

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In this dystopian novel set in post-apocalyptic America, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself as a “tribute” in a brutal televised event known as the Hunger Games where 24 teens must fight to the death until only one is left standing. This fast-paced novel will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

In this fun middle-grade novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson learns that he is actually a demigod—the son of Poseidon—and sets out on a quest across America with his friends Annabeth and Grover (a satyr) to stop Zeus’s lightning bolt from being stolen and prevent a war between Olympus and Hades.

7. Warriors by Erin Hunter

This wildly popular fantasy series follows several different clans of cats as they battle for power and control over their territory. With over 60 books in this series alone (not including spinoffs), there’s no shortage of adventure to be had with Warriors.


These are just seven of the many amazing adventure books out there that are sure to transport you away from your everyday life into another world full of excitement and intrigue. So next time you’re looking for something new to read, why not give one (or all!) of these books a try? You won’t regret it!