Popular Books on Action

 

The action is one of the most entertaining genres.  Through our imagination, we get to live the adventures of the protagonist and live through the action.

Following is a list of ten most popular books on the action. If you like reading and wants to discover action as a genre, you can go through the following bestsellers on action and choose one for yourself.

 

Hunger Games

Hunger Games is a dystopian novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is written in the first person, and through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, who lives in Panem, the reader gets to experience a whole new world.

Read it For:
It gives an idea of the war. Hunger game is an annual game in which one boy and girl are selected from the twelve districts for a televised fight till death.
Don't Read it For:
It centers on killing young children, and after a while the love triangle in the series gets boring, and the stupidity of the capital is unrealistic.
What makes this book stand out?:
It centers on killing young children, and after a while the love triangle in the series gets boring, and the stupidity of the capital is unrealistic.

Divergent

Divergent is a dystopian novel written by Veronica Roth is the first of Divergent Trilogy.  The setting is of a post-apocalyptic Chicago where citizens are identified within five factions, and other citizens are mistreated as faction-less.

Read it For:
Themes of the novel includes authority and transition into maturity and division of society. This is one of the top 10 books on action for young adults to read.
Don't Read it For:
It gets boring for those who are tired of reading novels with a teen protagonist against the world.
What makes this book stand out?:
In Divergent though Beatrice possesses qualities of other factions, it is seen through the character development rather than just being born with it.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It is a psychological thriller by Stieg Larsson, which is the first of the Millenium series. This book follows the fast-paced plot progression, which makes it a part of the 10 best-selling books on action.

Read it For:
It is a thrilling journey of Blomkvist and Salander, which revolves around them finding out what happened to Vanger’s grandniece, Harriet.
Don't Read it For:
It is filled with pointless details, and there’s a lot of sexual violence which could be too much for some readers. It is misogynistic in nature.
What makes this book stand out?:
It has everything a thriller novel needs, like a murder mystery to be solved, romance, family drama.

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by Queen of crimes/mystery Agatha Christie. In the novel, a group of people all guilty of some past crimes or sins, which they escaped, are lured into an island and are killed one by one.

Read it For:
Once you get into it, you would be mind blown and will keep reading the mystery. The feeling of ‘What will happen next?’ would keep you startled and go till you reach the end.
Don't Read it For:
The murders and violence are very descriptive. Readers agree with the thought that this book encourages killings.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is Agatha Christie’s bestseller and is described by herself as being the most difficult book to write.
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The Bourne Identity

It is a spy fiction thriller by Robert Ludlum. It tells the story of Jason Bourne, who suffers from retrograde amnesia, which is related to loss of memory-access to past events.

Read it For:
The story focuses on the psychological portrait of Bourne and his action-packed journey discovering deception and conspiracies.
Don't Read it For:
The book is somewhat considered misogynistic, and the writing style does not occur to be as entertaining and mature as the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The Bourne Identity is considered among the best spy novels and gives an insight to a person who is facing similar condition like Bourne.

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers is a historical novel set in 1625-1628, written by French author Alexander Dumas. The novel is based on the adventures of d’Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris.

Read it For:
There is an additional political aspect in the novel along with injustice, the absurdity of old regime.
Don't Read it For:
Its sense of romance and the excitement that goes along the journey maintained by Alexander’s fine quality of story depiction. This book is hilarious and is a must-read on the list of popular books on action

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire series by American author George R. R. Martin. The plot revolves around the noble houses of Westeros, the Wall, and the Targaryens.

Read it For:
It is a thrilling experience to read this masterpiece. It contains conspiracy, the good vs. evil concept and the boundaries of good and evil in this series are intermingling and many things you would be startled with.
Don't Read it For:
The book is very complex, but once you get a hold of it, it’s very entertaining.
What makes this book stand out?:
The uniqueness with which many common themes are used all at once is remarkable in the book.

Angels and Demons

It is a bestseller mystery plus thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown. It revolves around the protagonist Robert Langdon and his journey through the path of illumination.

Read it For:
The novel showcases conspiracies of secret societies and Catholic Church.
Don't Read it For:
Though some critics consider the writing style in the book to be clumsy, you could still find it very interesting. Even so, this book is one of the best books on action.
What makes this book stand out?:
Ancient history, symbolism and architecture are heavily used in this novel making it very interesting and always maintaining the reader’s attention.

The Da Vinci code

The Da Vinci code is another mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown. It follows the story of Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu after a murder in a Museum in Paris, which then causes them to become involved in a battle

Read it For:
there is depiction of a battle between Priority of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility that Jesus Christ were companion of Mary Magdalene.
Don't Read it For:
Though having all the ingredients of a sophisticated but it is not a major quality in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel explores an alternative religious history, with an entertainment factor makes the book more interesting.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is a science fiction novel by Michael Chrichton. It is a tale about genetic engineering presenting the collapse of an amusement park for genetically recreated dinosaurs.

Read it For:
This novel is unique in its description of genetic engineering, with an adventurous plot. The dinosaurs are created using damaged DNA of dinosaurs.
What makes this book stand out?:
The characters are very realistic and the main plot of dinosaur recreation is quite over the top but could still be realistic to readers, as it could be possible.

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