Favorite Zombie Books

I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge fan of the zombie genre. I ran across some really good zombie books years ago, early on in the Amazon Kindle rise, when you were able to find great books that you’d never find in the book stores nor libraries. A good zombie book is focused less on all the gore, and more on the dystopian story. Good characters, good action, good dialogue, good plot. Some just don’t cut it. What about those that do?

This started when reading a tweet linking to a list of the 10 best apocalypse books, which mentioned World War Z, which I found boring and tedious. This led to a discussion, and so many mentioned Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Again, I found it boring as sin. I was asked for my list. In no order, other than the first two, which are really the best around, here goes (not dropping links, that would take too long, but you can find all at Amazon)

  • Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo
  • Dead series by TW Brown
  • Apex Trilogy and Z-burbia series by Jake Bible
  • The Infected series by Joseph Zuko
  • Blood Soaked series by James Crawford
  • Survival Instinct series by Kristal Stittle
  • Zombie Rules series by David Achord
  • Voodoo Plague series by Dirk Patton*
  • All the zombie books by Nicholas Ryan, but especially Zombie War
  • Z Risen series and The Front by Timothy W. Long
  • Valley of the Dead: The Truth Behind Dante’s Inferno by Kim Pattenroth (this was cool. A little slow, but cool)
  • Opening Dante’s Gate by Paul William Bear Brewster
  • Dead Highways series by Richard Brown (which come way too slowly)
  • Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series by Richard Johnson
  • Terra Necro series by Michael Crocket (unfortunately, he hasn’t written anything else in years)
  • White Flag of the Dead series by Joseph Talluto.
  • The Creeping Dead by Edward P. Cardillo (cool because it was at the Jersey shore)
  • Purge of Babylon series by Sam Sisvath*
  • Dead Living by Glenn Bullion

There’s a ton of others I’ve read, which were good, but don’t quite make the list. Plus, I get a ton via Kindle Unlimited, so, they aren’t saved. I try and put them in Goodreads, but, not all. Some are also sorta zombie, hence the asterisk. Any you can add, if you’re into it?

Just started a new series, The Hunger by Jason Brant, which has two more books in series so far. His other stuff looks great, too. Plus, I have the newest by Simon Green to read, Dr. DOA. And Return Of The Phoenix by Heath Stallcup. Blood Cruise and Fighting Iron 2 by Jake Bible. The Jennifer Project by Larry Enright. And Voodoo Plague #12 which comes out tomorrow (will read that one as soon as done with The Hunger). Then the 9th book in the Purge series by Sam Sisvath on August 2nd, which is the last in the series, so, teed up. And the next in the Dead Highways series on the 5th. So, one of those times have too much too read, rather than searching for something of interest.

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6 Responses to “Favorite Zombie Books”

  1. JGlanton says:

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  2. Liam Thomas says:

    Something to think about.

    Make a list of 20, 50, 100 books that are must reads…..and read them.

    my wife and I did that years ago and we are now somewhere over a 1000 must read books, or pieces such as Dickens, Shakespeare, etc…etc….etc….along with a lot of contemporary work and the philosophers.

    Its not that big of an accomplishment folks considering we started these lists nearly 37 years ago….thats only around 3 books a year…..nothing to be impressed about….

    but easy to do….I suggest it for everyone its actually quite stimulating and gives you a feel good sense of accomplishment.

    Just sayin

  3. I think that’s Dawn OF The Dead 3.

    Two incredible scify books are Silas and “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”.

    I read roughly 2-3 books a week, hard to keep track

  4. john says:

    Teach what is wrong with reality ?

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Teach what is wrong with reality ?

    As you don’t live in reality, why do you care?

  6. For f*cks sake, John. Is there anything you won’t take a contradictory position on? Good grief, man, enjoy the little things for a change. I like reading. If you don’t, then that’s your problem, not mine.

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