Hit me with Titles of Apocalyptic Books. I love a good survival story!Hit me with Titles of Apocalyptic Books. I love a good survival story! Amy #recommend
The Stand, Stephen King,
All time favorite book.
I am Legend
I loved I am Legend! I didn’t care for the movie but the story was awesome!
@Angel , I red it after I saw the movie. I like Will Smith but the movie was awful. The book… is a true legend.
Yes! I read the book way before the movie.I like Will Smith too but yeah the movie was a let down.
, agree. The only thing worth watching was deserted Manhattan.
Swan Song by McCammon
The Passage series
On my tbr. Was it good?
HUNGER by Jeremiah Knight
APOCALYPSE MACHINE by Jeremy Robinson
THE DIVIDE by Jeremy Robinson
The Road – Cormac Mccarthy
The fifth wave
Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt
Omega days book series by John L Campbell.
Lucifers’ Hammer-Larry Niven/Station Eleven-Emily st John Mandel/ The Long Walk-S.King writing as Richard Bachman & Meat-Joseph D’Lacey
Lucifers Hammer has been on TBR list for a long time! I want to read it so bad! Just haven’t got to it yet!
Songbird, Sea of Rust, The Road, On The Beach, Station Eleven, The Book of Dave and the inspiration behind half of them and still the best imo, Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
I agree with The Passage series! I’m into the second book and loving it!!
And I agree with The Road by Cormac McCarthy – very good.
Two of the all-time best.
The Cabin at the End of the World
I just bought that one. Is it good?
I’m enjoying it ?
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (not Zombie apocalypse, the power loss kind).
I am Legend
I am Legend and The Road are brilliant stories and are two of my favourite books.
I’ll third The Road. A friend’s son wrote Above All Men similar to Cormac McCarthy’s style. It’s a small press (Midwest Gothic) but it’s easy to find. I enjoyed it and am not even being biased.
The Girl With All The Gifts and prequel The Boy On The Bridge are really gritty well written apocalyptic zombie stories. Very good, and so is the film of TGWATG
Post-Mortal by Drew Magary
Fallen by Mary Lu
Seconding the Passage series
Reaper by Jon Graham, one of the best post apocalyptic I have read and watched
I am Legend by Richard Matheson.
DEVOLUTION https://www.amazon.com/Devolution-Short-Tale-Dystopian-Future-ebook/dp/B00N9QJMS8/ and THE ROAD TO ARMAGEDDON https://www.amazon.com/Road-Armageddon-Clabe-Polk-ebook/dp/B06XXGHS7P/
All the above plus
Swan Song-Robert R McCammon
The Angels are the Reapers-Alden Bell
City of Bohane – Kevin Barry
A Canticle for Leibowitcz – Walter M Miller
SM Sterling’s Dies the Fire series
Big change of style and subject but class will tell. Like an issue of the Walking Dead as written by Cormac McCarthy.
Jacqueline druga has a lot books with apocalyptic themes
And Bobby Akart
Absolutely LOVE that book!
“One Second After” by Forstchen and “Going Gone”: https://amzn.to/2L2Bzm1
One Second After (1st in a trilogy)
Day one Nora Roberts
I read this one and really liked it. It was a Christmas present from my hubby.
@Amy did you read shelter in place?
@V I have not read that one
@Amy it’s very good
I feel like a kid in a candy store! ? ?
I know right! lol
For sure. Don’t want to lose this post.
Almana by @Julayn
Trilogy by Justin Cronin, The Passage is the first
The Fireman by Joe Hill. Also, an oldie but a greatie, On The Beach by Nevil Shute
Is The Fireman really good? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
I’m enjoying it. I picked it up out of curiosity since I’m a huge fan of his dad’s. I like it.
I’ve read a few of Joe Hills books I’m a big fan of him and his dad! Just haven’t got to the Fireman yet! 🙂
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry or Young World by Chris Weitz
The Razorland Trilogy
the fifth wave ❤
If u like fifth wave, divergent, hunger games, red queen, I think you will like Newdawn Roamers.
Wool and The Stand
Dystopian too, or just full-blown apocalypse?
77 Days in September
I want to read this!
I really enjoyed it.
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker, The Enemy series by Charlie Higson, World War Z by Max Brooks, The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey. All brilliant.
I am reading an amazing one now Pandemic by A.G. Riddle
The Unnamed Midwife
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Swan Song by Robert McCammon
Read a series about Yellowstone erupting…4 books by Kennedy Layne.
The Dog Stars was really good.
The Cabin at the End of the World
Alive! Not Dead (zombie apocalypse end of the world)
Ashfall series by Mike Mullin. My absolute favorite!
Great post. I’m working on reading through this list. You might want to check it out.
Great list. Surprised not to se Riddley Walker on there
@Pete, agreed. I don’t think this list is complete, but it’s a fun start.
Some brilliant books there. It was just a suggestion,not a criticism 🙂
Pete Wentland, I didn’t think it was a criticism, I just think it’s missing some. Where do you stop the list though? What books would you add? I would have liked to see Wool on there.
Never Stop! 😀 I’m sure I could think of loads more. Off the top of my head Songbird, Sea of Dust, The Empty World, Children of Time, Drowned World, Never Let Me Go, Zone One, Few off the top of my head that I’ve really enjoyed. Apologies if I missed that you mentioned any of them already. I haven’t read Wool yet, heard good things about it. Would you recommend it?
@Pete, I actually haven’t read it either but I have a copy. I just wanted it to be on the best list so I didn’t feel it’s inferior to the others I haven’t read yet. Lol.
@Pete, I definitely have to look into to some of the ones you mentioned. It’s funny — I didn’t love “Never Let Me Go” when I first read it, but it’s one I look back on and think, yeah, that was pretty good.
I loved it, I’m a big fan of Ishiguro. I don’t think his style is necessarily for everyone. The film was really good as well, massively underrated though
@Pete, it’s odd how the passage of time can change your perspective. Some of the books on that best list I read so long ago, I’d like to reread then now.
I can see that happening with Never Let Me Go. He has such a strange, haunting dream like prose that it passes by almost trance like, even the shocking reveal could almost pass you by in a way, but as you say when you step back and reconsider it, it’s fascinating and terrifying. Highly surreal. Definitely one for réreading I think
The Girl with All the Gifts
I think Bird Box is apocalyptic as well
Bird Box was so intense. Did you know there’s a movie coming in December?
Parable Of The Sower by Octavia E Butler, scarily relevant at this time
That’s on my tbr. Is it pretty good?
Excellent, one ofy favourite books, not just of the genre. The sequel is also great, though sadly she never managed to write what was intended to be the third in the trilogy
@Pete, bummer. I didn’t even know there was a sequel. What’s it called?
Parable of the Talents
@Pete, oh how fun. Can’t wait to read this article. Thanks for sharing.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret @Lisa
Planet Urth, Mortal Coil, Halo by Frankie Rose, Captured, the fifth wave, on the edge of Gone
The Girl with all the gifts.
World War Z…..best book I’ve read in awhile!!
Amazing book. Depressing movie.
The Bird Box by Josh Malerman
On To Plan B
by Lawrence Tepper
Listening to this at work right now on YouTube.
The Fourth Monkey and also The Fifth To Die
I’d recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood . off 🙂