Top 10 Books I’d Save During the Zombie Apocalypse

You know it’s coming … the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, an imminent storm of brain-consuming, virus-ridden dead bodies coming for YOU. The question is, are you prepared? Have you taken all the necessary precautions to ensure your bite-free survival? If you’re not sure where to start, be sure to consult the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guide, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. You should also check out my previous post about Zombieland for some more tips.

As with any pandemic threatening extinction of the human species, you may also start to think about what you would save if you had to leave the majority of your belongings aside … food, water, supplies, clothing, weapons, books.

Books, you say? Yes, books. They are a non-perishable source of sustenance. They don’t need batteries or a power source. They don’t need any extra special care–they’re made to be handled, read and loved. Like food, they fuel you, they keep your mind limber, they keep you energized, they inspire you. Why wouldn’t you take your favorite book along? After all, who knows when you may need a quiet reading break after running and fighting flesh-eating fiends for days on end? Tyrion Lannister from George R.R. Martin‘s prolific Game of Thrones, says it best, “Well, my brother has his sword and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.โ€

So keep yourself sharp. Think smart. And be READY to face the mind-munching hordes.

Here are the top 10 books I would save from my current collection during the zombie apocalypse (this list may be subject to change and does not include books that I do not own):

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

2. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

3. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Ryhs

4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

6. Paradise Lost by John Milton

7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

8. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

9. Complete Illustrated Stories of the Brothers Grimm

10. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Oh, and just for shits and giggles, a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks wouldn’t hurt either. I know you’re probably thinking, why isn’t a copy of her own book, Bloodspell, in there? Well, that would be shameless self-promotion in the face of bone-sucking monsters, wouldn’t it? I may as well say, hey brain-eaters, come get the author reading her own book because she just can’t get enough of herself. Jokes aside, as much as I love Bloodspell, the story is mine and is already in my head. Saving my own book would sort of defeat the whole purpose of this exercise. The stories of others inspire me so they’re on this list. I guess I can just hope thatย Bloodspell will inspire someone else the same way!

What are some of your cherished favorites?

4 Comments on Top 10 Books I’d Save During the Zombie Apocalypse

  1. April
    March 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm (12 years ago)

    Okay my dear friend how is it possible that you love Anne of Green Gables, especially as your #1 and I did not know this. I love her!

    I don’t know if I would have 10 books but here are some I would have…
    Cider House Rules
    Bloodspell – not sucking up, but I love it and it’s super special to me that you wrote it, it will always be extra special to me.
    Any book about the Yankees
    Any book by Heather Graham
    And old copies of EW lol

    • admin
      March 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm (12 years ago)

      Yay!!! Awesome, I feel so special. ๐Ÿ™‚ Teehee.
      And YES – Bloodspell is on someone’s list! WOOHOO!!! *happy dance*

  2. Faye James
    February 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm (12 years ago)

    My top 10 books are :-

    1) Rama – the omnibus by Arthur C Clarke
    2) Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton
    3) Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton
    4) the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    5) IT by Stephen King
    6) Hellhole by Kevin J Anderson
    7) Dead until dark – Charlaine Harris
    8) Final Days – Gary Gibson
    9) the Taker – Alma Katsu
    10) the Dark Tower – Stephen King

    • admin
      March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm (12 years ago)

      I love this list! Hunger Games is top for me too. I have The Taker on my TBR list, now I can’t wait to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚


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