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Best Zombie Books

Looking for good zombie books? This is my list of the best zombie books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top Zombie Books section below.

Further down the page, you’ll find more zombie book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any zombie book on this page is worth your time. Enjoy!

The 10 Best Zombie Books

1. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

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Synopsis: Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

2. Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family and his friends. This is their story a band of ordinary people just trying to get by in these extra-ordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for.

3. A Plague Upon Your Family by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle but to what end, on the run they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the war torn countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of, with law and order a distant memory some humans have decided to take any and all matters into their own hands.

4. Feed by Mira Grant

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Synopsis: The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop.

5. The End by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: The End continues Michael Talbot’s quest to be rid of the evil named Eliza that hunts him and his family across the country. As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse one man struggles to keep those around him safe. Side by side Michael stands with his wife, their children, his friends and the wonder Bulldog along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy who is infinitely more than he appears and whether he is leading them to salvation or death is only a measure of degrees.

6. The End Has Come and Gone by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: So continues Mike’s journey. Will he give up all that he is in a desperate bid to save his family and friends? Eliza is coming: can anyone be prepared?

7. ‘Till Death Do Us Part by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: BT, Gary and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? Is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell bent on their absolute destruction.

8. Alive In A Dead World by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: In the latest installment of Mark Tufo’s zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

9. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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Synopsis: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice.

10. For the Fallen by Mark Tufo

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Synopsis: Mike is back. The battle with Eliza is past. Now Mike must strike out once again in a desperate race against time as his son and best friend are succumbing to the zombie virus within them. What he does not know is that an old foe has risen up and a more insidious threat has emerged to not just the Talbots but all of humanity.

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