Feeling Restless? These 15 Adventure Books Will Satisfy Your Need to Explore

It's human nature to crave adventure. When we let our minds wander past what's familiar, what's expected, and perhaps what's grown monotonous, we can begin to form the outline of a different experience—and that possible change can be alluring. For some, adventure is a fresh start, the answer to feeling unfulfilled, sad, or restless. Maybe adventure awaits because of a job or a long-held goal. Or sometimes adventure arrives as nothing more than a simple need to see the world.

And for those of us who are content enough to read about adventure, there have been plenty of people who've published stories about thrilling tales, so all we need to do is sit back and turn the pages.

We found 15 adventure books that will get your heart pumping and mind racing as you travel around the world with present and past explorers. These stories will illustrate challenging and entertaining scenarios, and they might make you curious enough to one day set out on your own epic tale.

That's the thing about adventure: Since it's human nature to crave it, it can also be contagious.