The best zombie books of all time

Koji Steven Sakai Author Of Zombie Run
By Koji Steven Sakai

The Books I Picked & Why

Extinction Horizon

By Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Extinction Horizon

Why this book?

The whole series is amazing. My favorite part of this series is that it is an unapologetically kick-ass action zombie story. For those of you who just want to see zombies and war, this is the book for you. Also, I personally love the fact that the characters are diverse.


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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

By Max Brooks

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Why this book?

The movie isn’t nearly as good as a book. But more importantly, it is probably one of the first books where I thought… if there ever was a zombie apocalypse, this is what it would be like. I would recommend studying this when the zombies eventually come to your town!


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My Life as a White Trash Zombie

By Diana Rowland

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

Why this book?

The title got me to pick up the book, but what made me keep reading was that I loved the writing and main character. Also, as a writer, this book made me see that zombies could be more than just brainless monsters… they can have feelings, wants, needs, and emotions too!


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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Why this book?

Think M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village but with zombies and much, much, much, much better. It was probably one of the first zombie books that I couldn’t put down and got me really thinking what would happen if zombies were real and took over the earth. We’d probably live in a village like the one featured in the book.


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The Rising: The Newsflesh Trilogy

By Mira Grant

The Rising: The Newsflesh Trilogy

Why this book?

Some people hate the idea of combining bloggers and zombies, but I loved that it was something different and new. But what I loved most about this series is that it offered us a glimpse into a world after the zombie apocalypse. The first book is the best but the whole series is worth reading.


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