Genre :: Adventure (41 books)

  • Sister Carrie


    Sister Carrie

    by Theodore Dreiser

    (3 Reviews)

    68 Points

    "When Caroline Meeber boarded the afternoon train for Chicago, her total outfit consisted of a small trunk, a cheap imitation alligator-skin satchel, a small lunch in a paper box, and a yellow..."

  • Swallows and Amazons


    Swallows and Amazons

    by Arthur Ransome

    (2 Reviews)

    68 Points

    "Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for..."

  • Lord Jim


    Lord Jim

    by Joseph Conrad

    (2 Reviews)

    65 Points

    "He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think..."

  • Treasure Island


    Treasure Island

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    (10 Reviews)

    65 Points

    "Squire Trelawny, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the..."

  • The Riddle of the Sands


    The Riddle of the Sands

    by Erskine Childers

    (2 Reviews)

    64 Points

    "I have read of men who, when forced by their calling to live for long periods in utter solitude - save for a few black faces - have made it a rule to dress regularly for dinner in order to maintain..."

  • Deliverance



    by James Dickey

    (2 Reviews)

    59 Points

    "Before: It unrolled slowly, forced to show its colors, curling and snapping back whenever one of us turned loose. The whole land was very tense until we put our four steins on its corners and laid..."

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps


    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    by John Buchan

    (3 Reviews)

    57 Points

    "I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life."

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    by L. Frank Baum

    (10 Reviews)

    54 Points

    "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife."

  • The Faraway Tree Stories


    The Faraway Tree Stories

    by Enid Blyton

    (3 Reviews)

    46 Points

  • Artemis Fowl


    Artemis Fowl

    by Eoin Colfer

    (9 Reviews)

    42 Points

    "How does one describe Artemis Fowl? (Prologue)Ho Chi Minh City in the summer."