Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Action & Adventure Fiction. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Project Hail Mary


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

Number-One Audible and New York Times Audio Best Seller A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Martian . Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance. Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian - while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate this audio edition, some changes to the original text have been made with the approval of author Andy Weir.

  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

2. The Cellist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 21)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list. Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents.… The documents are contaminated with a deadly nerve agent. The Metropolitan Police determine that they were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta . And when the reporter slips from London hours after the killing, MI6 concludes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has cunningly penetrated Orlov’s formidable defenses. But Gabriel Allon, who owes his very life to Viktor Orlov, believes his friends in British intelligence are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and eventually to Geneva, where a private intelligence service controlled by a childhood friend of the Russian president is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within. Known as the Haydn Group, the unit is plotting an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge an already divided America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. Only Gabriel Allon, with the help of a brilliant young woman employed by the world’s dirtiest bank, can stop it. Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is regarded as his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

  • Author: Daniel Silva
  • Publisher: Harper (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

3. Billy Summers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

From legendary storyteller and #1 bestseller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained,” ( The New York Times Book Review) comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job. Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong? How about everything. This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption. You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Scribner (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure
  • ISBN: 978-1982173616
  • Dimensions: 6.13 x 1.7 x 9.25 inches

                 

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.

  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore Publishing (December 8, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

5. Crash: A Dirty Angels MC/Blood Fury MC Crossover (Dirty Angels MC Series Book 13)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

Is the risk worth the reward? It was a time to gather with the allies to witness the wedding of a president and his ol’ lady in front of the three powerful clubs that rule western Pennsylvania. The Bloody Fury MC. The Dark Knights MC. And of course, Crash’s own club, the Dirty Angels MC. Three tight-knit brotherhoods celebrating a weekend blow-out full of women, partying and more. For Crash, it may end up being so much more. She’s the property of another club. Property he can’t resist touching. But taking what he wants means risking a crack in the alliance, one he doesn’t want to be responsible for. Creating an issue he doesn’t need to cause for his MC. For his president. But Crash has never been one to blindly follow the rules. Especially when it comes to someone so tempting. In the end, she ends up being a risk he can’t stop from taking. To hell with the consequences. Note: While this book can be read as a standalone, it’s a crossover between the Dirty Angels MC series and the Blood Fury MC series. It’s best read after the complete DAMC series and before Blood & Bones: Ozzy (Blood Fury MC, book 9). As always, this book has no cheating, no cliffhanger and has an HEA.

  • Author: Jeanne St. James
  • Publisher: Double-J Romance, Inc. (July 31, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 



6. Blue Madagascar: A Fast-Paced, High-Octane Spy Thriller


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

From the NYT's Bestselling Author Of "Homeland: Carrie's Run" comes a Gripping New Action Thriller After Carrie Mathison, there's a bold new heroine in town. She was a throwaway kid from the mean streets of Central Los Angeles. Now a Homeland Security Special Agent, the future of America may depend on what she does next. A Presidential candidate commits suicide, and no one knows why. A mysterious man is killed during a jewel heist on the French Riviera. Intelligence agencies around the world are scrambling. U.S. Homeland Security sends the one woman who might be able to solve the secret of "Blue Madagascar" before it's too late. The trail leads her on a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe. But others are interested – and they will kill to get it. Move over Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne and make room for Casey Ramirez, a heroine for our times. A woman whose story you won't be able to put down or forget. The glowing early reviews are in. Join the excitement! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " How many adjectives may I use without being excessive? Edge-of-the-seat, galvanizing, spectacular, high-voltage, and powerful... it is the "best-of-the-best" suspenseful writing I’ve ever read ."–Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " Early reviews compare Kaplan to Robert Ludlum, and reading Blue Madagascar is reminiscent of Ludlum’s finest. A flawlessly complex plot drives this breathtaking read from the first line to the last word." –Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fast-paced, intense, and dynamic describes this excellent novel by Andrew Kaplan. Blue Madagascar is a suspenseful thriller with so many twists and turns... an excellent read! " –Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The author just may be the King of Thrillers, and this latest addition provides more evidence." –Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book has so many twists and turns it will make you dizzy...Highly recommended thriller! Getting this at publishing!" –Goodreads Reviewer If you like high-octane, adrenaline-fueled thrillers plenty of twists and turns, you are really going to love Andrew Kaplan's Blue Madagascar!

  • Author: Andrew Kaplan
  • Publisher: Smugglers Lane Press (June 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure

                 

7. Artemis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first. Bringing to life Weir's brash, whip-smart protagonist is actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel's The Defenders , Sin City , Death Proof ). With the breathless immediacy of one realizing they're one cracked helmet visor away from oblivion, Dawson deftly captures Jazz's first-person perspective – all while delivering sarcastic Weir-ian one-liners and cracking wise in the face of death. And with a cast of diverse characters from all walks of life calling Artemis home, Dawson tonally somersaults to voice Kenyan prime ministers, Ukrainian scientists, and Saudi welders. It's a performance that transports listeners right alongside Jazz, matching her step for step on every lunar inch of her pulse-pounding journey.

  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense, Suspense

                 

8. Lux: A Texas Reckoners Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

A new team of Reckoners must infiltrate the flying city of Lux to take down the Epic Lifeforce in this audio-exclusive novel from Brandon Sanderson, the best-selling author of the "Stormlight Archive" and "Mistborn" series, and co-author Steven Michael Bohls. When the great red star Calamity appeared in the sky, some believed the end had come. They were right. Calamity created the Epics: humans with incredible powers they didn't deserve. They could have saved mankind. They could have lifted us into harmony and prosperity. Instead they burned. They slaughtered. They conquered. And then they ruled. Jax has learned all of this the hard way. Orphaned at an early age, he's spent most of his childhood training to be a Reckoner - determined to find the Epics' weaknesses, unlock their secrets, and protect those of us who are still left. But now, the mysterious High Epic Lifeforce has arrived with his flying city, Lux, to plunder what's left of Texas. So Jax and his ragtag team - the few who remain of the once-mighty Texas Reckoners - must take their battle to this floating fortress of riches - and defeat the invincible. To avenge what has been lost. And rise anew.

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

9. The President's Daughter: A Thriller


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

James Patterson and Bill Clinton - the “dream team” (Lee Child) - return with a thriller even more compelling than The President Is Missing . Every detail is accurate - because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop - because the other author is James Patterson.  Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL - and a past president - has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating’s teenage daughter, Melanie - turning every parent’s deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.  The authors’ first collaboration, The President Is Missing , a number one New York Times best seller and the number one best-selling novel of 2018, was praised as “ambitious and wildly readable” ( New York Times Book Review ) and “a fabulously entertaining thriller” (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow).

  • Author: James Patterson
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery

                 

10. The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary: A Fable About Following Your Dream


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Action & Adventure Fiction - August 2021

Note : Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer) A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

  • Author: Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 25th ed. edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches