12 Outdoor Adventure Books for Outdoor Lovers

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Reading is one of my favorite activities to do while camping. Relaxing in a chair or a hammock with a good book often leads to a nice nap but I can usually knock out a book or two in a few days while camping and this list of 12 Outdoor Adventure Books for Outdoor Lovers includes some of my very favorites. 

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Even when I’m not camping or hiking, I love to read. Especially as we move into winter when it’s wet and cold I’m always on the hunt for a good book. Grab a hot cuppa, a warm blanket and cozy up because these books will have you headed on adventures right from your couch or favorite chair. 

My love for the outdoors began when I was just a girl exploring the woods of our country home in Vermont. We often hiked and while I never did any long portions of the Appalachian, we often hiked sections. Just after I graduated high school, when I was at a time in my life where self-discovery was at the forefront of my mind, Bill Bryson published A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. The book was the first of his to gain international attention and had certainly caught mine. Although in the end I was disappointed in his attitude on some things the book sparked a new desire in me to spend more time in the outdoors and when I couldn’t, spend more time reading about the outdoors. 

Outdoor Adventure Books for Outdoor Lovers

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

One Man’s Wilderness – Sam Keith

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Ben Montgomery

Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George

Winterdance – Gary Paulson

I Am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall

Lost in Shangri-La – Mitchell Zuckoff

South to Alaska – Nancy Owens Barnes

The Mountain Story – Lori Lansens

My Side of The Mountain – Jean Craighead George 

Do you have a favorite outdoor adventure book? Please share it in the comments so I can check it out for myself! 

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