December 30, 2013

Beginner's List

So, EVERYONE knows the great, basic zombie books already, right? Well, no. Not everyone. Some people haven't read the "classics." Some people don't know about the top independent authors. Some people don't know where to start.

Here's a list of zombie books for beginners and those new to the genre. It includes, of course, the huge and most-popular bestselling titles. But this zombie reading list goes a bit beyond the basics. On this list, you will also find some really good zombie novels by new, small-press, and independent authors.

If you just want to read what everyone else is reading, you can stop after the first two titles. Sure, start with the biggies if you like.
  1. The Walking Dead Compendium One and Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Tony Moore
  2. World War Z by Max Brooks
But I recommend you keep reading. You'll find a world of post Zombie-Apocalypse adventure a little further down. If you want to really begin to know the zombie genre, you'll find some zombie book titles that occupy a niche within the genre.

The books on this list, taken together, will give new readers a taste of the wide range of characters, plots, and premises within the genre. They've been chosen for just that purpose: to provide a good sampling.

Ten  Good Zombie Fiction Books for Beginners

(Alphabetized by Author's Last Name)

  1. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  2. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne
  3. Blood Crazy by Simon Clark
  4. Feed by Mira Grant 
  5. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  6. Dead City by Joe McKinney
  7. Autumn by David Moody
  8. Dark Recollections by Chris Philbrook 
  9. Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht
  10. Dead Meat by Chris and Patrick Williams 

There are many more great zombie fiction pieces out there... so don't stop here.

Take a look around the blog for even more choices. You'll be hooked before you know it.

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