The best books to send you into an action-packed adventure

Who am I?

In order to read, I need fast-paced action, adventure, compelling characters with depthful backstories and motives, and a way of challenging and commentating on the most controversial morals of the present day. To write, I need the exact same thing. Every world I create is filled with action in every chapter, characters with invincible will-strength, and situations that bend the very borders of moral thinking.


I wrote...

Beautiful Night

By B.F. Moorman-Fuzi,

Book cover of Beautiful Night

What is my book about?

Eighteen-year-old Derek is just about as socially awkward as you can imagine, so how will he fair when he becomes the CEO of a multimillion-dollar wedding company?

Derek never knew that accepting the job would quite literally put a target on his back. However, his life is suddenly turned on its head when he finds himself targeted by gangs, kidnappers, hitmen, and many others determined to kill him and his colleagues. Buy your copy of Beautiful Night for an explosive read you won't want to put down.

The books I picked & why

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The Shack

By William P. Young,

Book cover of The Shack

Why this book?

One of the most important aspects of a book for me is the ability to promote self-growth and reflection in a reader. The Shack is not just a story but a journey of spiritual growth and enlightenment that teaches forgiveness in a way that I have never experienced before. The lessons it teaches gave me a sense of existential tranquility, which is what I loved most about it. This story has taught me the true meaning of inner peace, which I will forever be grateful for.

The Shack

By William P. Young,

Why should I read it?

4 authors picked The Shack as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

After his daughter's murder, a grieving father confronts God with desperate questions -- and finds unexpected answers -- in this riveting and deeply moving #1 NYT bestseller.

When Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter Missy is abducted during a family vacation, he remains hopeful that she'll return home. But then, he discovers evidence that she may have been brutally murdered in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note that's supposedly from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment,…

The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien,

Book cover of The Lord of the Rings

Why this book?

A common favourite amongst many people but for good reason. For me, this is Tolkien’s masterpiece. He has created a world that I imagine to be his own personal utopia. I personally love the depth of this world, from its languages to the cultures of the many beings within it. This story taught me the importance of responsibility, friendship, and above all, the need to do the right thing. Whenever I finish reading this story, I will always feel a sense of longing to return to the beautiful world that Tolkien created.

The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien,

Why should I read it?

40 authors picked The Lord of the Rings as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of…

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood,

Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale

Why this book?

If you ever need an illustration of why you should always fight for equality and fairness amongst all people in the real world, this is it. What I loved most about this book is how unapologetic it was at depicting the consequences of allowing inequality to rule over nations. This story single-handedly taught me how to keep fighting, both for others and for myself in life. I took the stoicism of these characters and incorporated them within myself. It is a strength that I will always thank this author for.

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood,

Why should I read it?

18 authors picked The Handmaid's Tale as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER **
**A BBC BETWEEN COVERS BIG JUBILEE READ**

Go back to where it all began with the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series.

'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it' Guardian

I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford -…


A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin,

Book cover of A Game of Thrones

Why this book?

Another common favourite amongst many, but its popularity, in my opinion, is wholly justified. The world of these books is extremely deep, which I love most of all. Its cultures, languages, and relationships between peoples and nations provide a world that is nothing short of immersive and utterly believable. Ironically, these books taught me an extremely important lesson: loyalty should never be given blindly through obligation, tradition, or dictatorship. The second lesson I took from these books was also extremely important: if the game involves gambling, don’t play it.

A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin,

Why should I read it?

10 authors picked A Game of Thrones as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series.

'Completely immersive' Guardian

'When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground'

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen…


The Culling

By Steven dos Santos,

Book cover of The Culling

Why this book?

The Culling, The Sowing, and The Raising by Steven Dos Santos provides one of the most compelling stories of conflicting choices I have ever encountered. My strongest love for this story is the main protagonist, Lucky, and his stoicism through the hardships that he is forced to endure. This story taught me to always search for the best option in life, and that there is always a choice, even when it seems that there isn’t. From this story, I will always take with me the ability to love fiercely and do what I must for that love.

The Culling

By Steven dos Santos,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Culling as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Recruitment Day is here...if you fail, a loved one will die For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother. Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even…

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