Saturday, December 3, 2011

Help a Zombie Girl Out....

It's that time of year again - time to make out my Christmas wishlist.  

My book wishlist, that is.  

This year I'm really on a zombie kick.  I've read Rhiannon Frater's first two books and absolutely loved them.  I've also read Joe McKinney and had a field day with those.  But now I'm at a loss.

That is where you come in.

I would love to have some suggestions from you guys. What are some of the zombie books you've read or heard about that sound good to you.

What should I add to my zombie book wishlist?  Nothing says Merry Christmas like a zombie apocalypse.


Aleksandra said...

Surprisingly, but I've found myself loving zombie books now :) If someone had asked me more than a year ago if I might love zombie books as much as I do now, I would've said "Probably not". ;) Anyway, one of my top favs are Jonathan Maberry's Benny Imura series (#1 Rot & Ruin; #2 Dust & Decay) - both are amazing! These are YA & also I've heard that his Joe Ledger series are amazing, too (not YA), although still haven't gotten around to them. I loved Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime, it was really good, although still haven't read the 2 sequels, but I'm planning to read them soon. Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies was surprisingly good & interesting (and different than the synopsis suggests) & Jeyn Roberts' Dark Inside although not really with zombies, it's quite good apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic book. Others I've heard that are good (and are on my tbr list, too) are: Mira Grant's Newsflesh trilogy; Jesse Petersen's Married with Zombies series; Madeleine Roux's Allison Hewitt Is Trapped; The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell & World War Z by Max Brooks. Hope that helps :) I'm actually planning to sign-up for Book Chick City's Zombie Reading Challenge in 2012, so I can read more zombie books ;) Happy shopping & reading :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I second Mira Grant, her books are awesome. The Reapers are Angels by Alden Bell is also one of the best zombie books I've read. Carrie Ryan trilogy is very good as well.
Love zombie pin up girl, Michelle! :)

Blodeuedd said...

I do fear you have read the few I have read ;=)

Michelle Greathouse said...


I agree. I had no idea I would become such a zombie nerd. :) Thank you for all of your suggestions. I had not heard of Jeyn Roberts - so adding that to my list. I already had Maberry on my list - I've heard great things about his series.


I have read the first book by Grant - but for me, the focus was not really on the zombies, they were more of an after thought - or a means to another end. But I do have the second installment on my list. I don't like to give up on a series after only one book. Unless it's really a stinker. LOL I had not heard of Carrie Ryan - so that's been put on the list. :)


:) My husband just laughed when I told him it was gonna be a zombie Christmas. LOL

Thank you ladies for all of your help.


Kat said...

Normally the first thing I ask when people ask me for Zombie recommendations is 'How Zombie do you want to be'?

But seeing you've read Rhiannon Frater and Joe McKinney I know the answer - proper Zombies!!

I would highly recommend the following:

Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout Series (now on book #4)
Joseph Talluto's White Flag of the Dead Series (3 books)
World War Z (if you haven't read it already!)
Dead Living by Glenn Bullion
Zombie Ohio by Scott Kenemore (fab take on the Zombie perspective)
Craig DiLouie's The Infection and Tooth and Nail
David Moody's Autumn Series (now on book #4 I believe)
J.L. Bourne's Day by Day Armageddon (2 books)
And my absolute favourite for 2011 - Patrick D'Orazio's Dark Trilogy

That's 20 books - only 4 more and you'll get level 4 of the Zombie challenge - should keep you going for a while!

If not, you know where I am!

Dakota Banks said...

I recommend Jonathan Maberry's books, such as his latest Dead of Night, plus others Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay.

Anonymous said...

Word War Z! If you read it you'll read about a place I used to live (Hidaka region in Japan - not Heedaka or however it's spelled)