Posted April 22, 2013 by in Book Lists

4 Books to Read in a Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse? No Problem, I Got Books.

According to the CDC  (Center for Disease Control), being prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse is the same as being prepared for any natural disaster. As in all natural disasters, you will need a good book to read until it all blows over. Since zombie apocalypses, people eating faces, and monster attacks are so common these days, you need to be ready with a good book. Unless you are one of the people who will be helping Brad Pitt save the world next year, you best be reading this article. I know I won’t be going out to fight; my house is made from durable zombie proof plywood. At least that’s what the door-to-door salesman said.

Disclaimer: I haven’t actually read these books and don’t know much about them. I just liked the names, but they did get amazing 4+ star ratings on Goodreads and Amazon.


The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead

By: Roger Ma

Zombie Apocalypse Combat Guide

When someone is coming for your brains the first things you want to know is how to fight them off, right? Well not me. I am gonna stay inside until it passes by. I might read up on it, but no practicing. If you have any doubts about this book, you need to watch the video (below)… I’ll wait.

So did you buy it yet? With videos like this the knowledge of fighting zombies off is within your grasp. You yet might survive.

Love this: ‘Don’t go for the eyes. If you miss it is a biting opportunity.’

Yet you might survive. Check it out on Amazon.


Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

By: Max Brallier

Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

You must’ve read choose your own adventure books when you were younger, right? Well how about an adult version? I am always living in the past anyways.

Imagine dying in unimaginable ways and finding new ways to kill Zombies. This is excellent information if you think about leaving your house mid-way through the zombie apocalypse for a beer or coffee run. You need to know which decision will lead you to the path of the Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks or to the Brain Double Mint Latte of no return.

Might be worth your time.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

By Matt Mogk

Everything you wanted to know about zombies

This book covers everything from the basics of survival to popular urban voodoo zombie legends. It is important to know your enemy, and your enemy is coming.  You’ll learn how to know the warning signs of an on coming zombie apocalypse and also how to survive. It also has pretty good ratings on Goodreads as well. Information is power, use it.

Find it on Amazon

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

By Max Brooks


If you are worried only about survival and not so much about the background into zombies, this is the book for you. None of the boring background crap, just the goods to tell you what you need, how to do it, and how to protect yourself.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 

1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

I don’t understand number 7 though… I guess this would require me to read it…  sigh.

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Thanks for the featured photo Some rights reserved by Cali4beach.

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William Y.

Marketing manager, editor, and author. I am a bookkaholic who stays up into dawn reading, wakes up groggy and grabs another book to make myself feel human again. I am an avid outdoors-man, but find myself behind a computer more than outdoors these days. I try not to tell many people this, but I really liked the Star Wars book series...