Adventure Reading List

I’m always looking for recommendations for good reads about early explorers, outdoor adventures, survival tales, naturalists and pioneers which have an authentic voice. I stumbled onto this list compiled by National Geographic in 2004.  Top 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Times. 

I’m pleasantly surprised at how many I have already read, and looking forward to referring to the list to expand my library.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. BigSkyKen says:

    I’ve read a number of those on the list also. That collection would be a great addition to anyone’s library. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. wyominglife says:

      I agree, Ken. I refer back to it when I am looking for something in the bio/adventure genre. I just finished

        We Die Alone

      . It’s best described as a survivor account. It’s so far out there, it’s hard to believe. The protagonist is a sort of first generation “special ops” agent sent into Norway in WWII. He survives unbelievable winter conditions with scant equipment and serious injuries. I can’t really call it an enjoyable read because of his suffering; more like an astounding, leave you speechless read.

      1. BigSkyKen says:

        That one sounds very familiar, not sure if I have read it yet. Several years ago I read Shackleton’s “South” which led to reading several books written by polar explorers. What those men went through is incredible.

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