Do you have a teen boy? Sometimes it can be hard to get older boys to be interested in books. These books are packed full of action and should appeal to the sense of adventure in any teen boy.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
This classic adventure follows the travels of a mysterious submarine captain back become submarines existed. This story is perfect for boys interested in science and nature.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
This series follows the adventures of famous book characters from the Victorian period as they do fantastic things. The book is classified as steampunk, because the focus is on machinery. Any gadget-focused guy will love reading this story!
Dune by Frank Herbert
If your teen is interested in highly detailed fantasy and science fiction worlds, he should love the Dune universe. The universe is so detailed that there is a separate holy book that the author wrote just to quote before the chapter beginnings. This is space fantasy at it’s best!
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is one of the most epic series of fantasy books ever. Nearly all fantasy stories since the publication of this book have copied many of the elements in the story. This story follows an epic adventure of the classic struggle between good and evil.
The Ender Series by Orson Scott Card
The Ender’s game series starts with children playing war in an asteroid, but after the first book you realize how complex the universe actually is. I particularly recommend the stories written about Peter and the other gifted children while Ender was colonizing new worlds, such as Sjhadow of the Giant and Shadow Puppets.
Anything by Douglas Adams
This man was able to create a hilarious nonsensical world in several different universes, ranging from time-traveling aliens to a pathetically bad private investigator.
The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld is a tongue-in-cheek universe that mocks our current society and developments. This series is best suited to a boy who doesn’t take life seriously and gets annoyed at books that take themselves too seriously.
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
If the teen boy in your life does not like to read at all, consider the gift of the Zombie Survival Guide. This hilarious little manual instructs the reader on what to do in case of zombie attack. He may also like the book inspired by the Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z.
What books do the teen boys in your life love to read?
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