5 Classic Adventure Books for Your Summer Reading List

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5 Classic Adventure Books to Read  |  The Fresh Exchange

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We shared our reading lists for this summer with you already, but today, we wanted to share 5 books that we think should be cracked if you are lover of adventure. We have all of these on our shelves at our home because they are well loved by both of us. They all remind us of the importance of exploring the world around us no matter the situation.

  1. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
    Who didn’t grow up wishing they were one of the members in the Swiss Family Robinson?! Living treehouses and more, sounds like such a blast. At least it was to me, thus this has always been a favorite book on our shelves.
  2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    The classic road trip book. Though the grammar is hard to handle it is a classic and there are some great quotes in here.
  3. Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    One of the best books if you are a lover of Paris and traveling there. This is one of my favorite books by Hemingway. Just such beautiful imagery of living in Paris and the ups and downs of it.
  4. Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis 
    Of all the books out there, this is still one of my favorites. It is silly because it is a young adult book, but I love the adventure in this book. I look forward to reading this one to Hayes when he gets older.
  5. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
    Back during the era of John Steinbeck travel in America was a lot like exploring still and no one writes about America better than Steinbeck.

What are the adventure books do you love? We are always on the hunt for good ones.

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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