Adventure fiction is a genre of fiction in which an adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, forms the main storyline. Adventure novels and short stories were popular subjects for American pulp magazines, which dominated American popular fiction between the Progressive Era and the 1950s. Adventure fiction often overlaps with other genres, notably war novels, crime novels, sea stories, Robinsonades, spy stories (as in the works of John Buchan, Eric Ambler and Ian Fleming), science fiction, fantasy, (Robert E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien both combined the secondary wo ...more

The Black Veins (Dead Magic #1)
Changeling (The Oddmire #1)
War of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #3)
Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon
The Oracle (Fargo Adventure, #11)
This Was Our Pact
The Highland Earl (Lords of the Highlands, #6)
Hotel Dare
Return to Wonderland
Cece Loves Science and Adventure (Cece Loves Science, #2)
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
The Time Museum (Time Museum, #2)
A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins #1)
The Price of Time
The Culling Trials 3 (Shadowspell Academy, #3)
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta (Ram Chandra #3)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine, #1)
Backlash (Scott Harvath, #19)
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
The Rescue (Ryan Decker #1)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins (Harley Merlin #2)
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerUnder the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger11/22/63 by Stephen KingOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Time Machine by H.G. WellsReplay by Ken Grimwood
The Best Time Travel Books of All Time
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YA & MG Novels of 2013
364 books — 722 voters

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Top Ten Fantasy Adventure Novels
266 books — 680 voters

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Treasure Island
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

Beryl Markham
There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or ...more
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To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.
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