Post-Apocalyptic Reading List

June 25, 2020

Today, more than ever before, humans are worried about the end of the world. We’re always thinking about war, viruses, epidemics, natural global disasters, devastating plagues, biological weapons and, even zombies. Those are trendy topics these days. There's a never ending obsession with the apocalypse!

So, if you are a fan of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction Books, this list features the perfect story for you!

1 Forager


Peter R. Stone | Sci-fi Fantasy


Twenty-year-old Ethan Jones has a secret that even his parents and foraging companions don't know - he's a mutant. And if he's found out, he'll be dragged away by the town's paramilitary Custodians to be dissected like a science project. The dull drudgery of Ethan's life is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from Skel savages while out foraging in the post-apocalyptic ruins of 2122AD Melbourne. When he takes the girl back to Newhome, she breaks the town's rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, risking the dire wrath of the Custodians. Meanwhile, the Skel are ramping up their attacks on Newhome's foraging teams and infesting Melbourne's ruins in ever-greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town's doom?

2 Troy Zander and the Sign Of The Unseen

Troy Zander and the Sign Of The Unseen

L.A.Immanuel | Sci-fi Fantasy


This Book is a Post Apocalyptic story which has Adventure, Action, Comedy and Love. Troy Zander - a hero from the future fights for his people and his love. Join him and travel into a world of mysterious Aliens!

3 Arena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy)

Arena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy)

Morgan Rice | Sci-fi Fantasy


"I will admit before ARENA ONE, I had never read anything post-apocalyptic before. I never thought it would be something I would enjoy. Well, I was very pleasantly surprised at how addicting this book was. ARENA ONE was one of those books that you read late into the night until your eyes start to cross because you don't want to put it down. It is no secret that I love strong heroines in the books I read. Brooke was tough, strong, un-relentless and while there is romance in the book, Brooke wasn't ruled by that. I would highly recommend ARENA ONE. “ --Dallas Examiner

4 Diary of a Zombie Survivor

Diary of a Zombie Survivor

S. Michael Choi | Sci-fi Fantasy


In the aftermath of genetic plague, human beings are transformed into white-eyed 'Happy' zombies, and the remnants of uninfected society live in heavily fortified compounds. One such group leader, 838, records in his diary the travails of day-to-day life over a winter where the water freezes and the infected New Humans stage periodic raids. But is the greater threat other survivors, their clans? To what lengths will 838 go so that his followers will live another day.A slice-of-life diary of the post-apocalyptic world, the hours of boredom and the moments of sheer terror.

5 A Short Story Collection

A Short Story Collection

Peter Stone | Short Stories


A collection of historical, sci-fi, and other short stories. A mysterious lady in black; medieval peasants go on the rampage; a squire lets down his master; hundreds of a habits orbiting earth are on the brink of war; a young man is mesmerized by a strange girl in a nightclub; and a man flees for his life in post apocalyptic badlands.

6 The Deadly Onez

The Deadly Onez

Ziad Antar | Fiction


Horror - Post Apocalyptic - Adventure Book that tells a story about a group of university students who live through what they call “living hell”, dealing with uncanny problems, protecting their loved ones, struggling for survival.

7 The War on Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society

The War on Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society

Nathan Allen | Horror-Gothic


What happens when the zombie apocalypse turns out to be a zombie aberration?

8 The Biter Awakening Part 1

The Biter Awakening Part 1

Bart Gnarly | Horror-Gothic


A family of redneck preppers are holed up together inside their carefully stocked fallout shelter for 2 weeks so far. The plan is to survive the zombie apocalypse providing that they don't kill each other first. Some of these family members may be just as dangerous to each other as are the zombies roaming the streets above. Michael, his crazy wife Lorna, their son Kellan, and a bossy young woman named Betricia must decide their next moves!

9 Joe's Choice

Joe's Choice

Myra Nour | Horror-Gothic


Waking from unconsciousness after being mugged, Joe staggers out of the alley toward the street. He finds chaos as he enters a zombie outbreak in progress. Scenes of gruesome horror make him want to run away, but Joe must quickly decide how he wants to handle a zombie apocalypse.

10 Light Life Red

Light Life Red

Yoo | Fiction


The Urge made people act emotionless and detached from society. When thousands of infected left behind everything they owned and congregated in the wild, you could imagine many believed it to be a real-life zombie apocalypse. The infected naturally became the new age zombies. Dance with holograms of the Zodiac, and re-connect with your body and the Earth. Follow Jet on his spiritual journey to align the biomes and re-balance the Earth's energies, so he can free humanity from slavery.

11 Darlings of Decay

Darlings of Decay

Chrissy Peebles | Horror-Gothic


With over 325,000 words and featuring some of Amazon's Best Selling Female Authors of Horror, this is certainly not your typical anthology book! Sit back as your favorite authors of zombie lit take you on a wild, horrifying ride that will leave you breathless. Come and meet the women who love to entertain you with their own unique versions of the zombie apocalypse.   Zombie stories from thirty-two of your favorite female authors! Featuring- Tamara Rose Blodgett Vanessa Booke Chantal Boudreau Laura Bretz Tonia Brown Catt Dahman Mia Darien CM Doporto Jacqueline Druga Dana Fredsti Belinda Frisch April Grey Michelle Kilmer Rebecca Hansen Lori R. Lopez Suzi M. Tara Maya Shannon Mayer Lyra McKen Cynthia Melton Kristen Middleton Chrissy Peebles Jeannie Rae Suza...

12 The Darkness Beyond the Light

The Darkness Beyond the Light

Frank W. Zammetti | Sci-fi Fantasy


An unfathomably advanced alien probe gains sentience over its eons-long secret mission. A test of a new "hyperstealth" system, based on physics beyond anything previously envisioned, gone awry irrevocably changes the course of humanity’s future, thrusting Alex and Melissa Wakeman into an apocalyptic battle against a horrific alien hybrid. Unimaginable sacrifices, battles fought on multiple fronts, a desperate race against time to stop the creature from completing its mission: the return of the game-changing technology to its masters, the fate of the human race, and of thousands of as yet unknown species, hanging in the balance! The Darkness Beyond the Light, book I of the Infinite Universe Saga, is a tense, action-packed sci-fi thriller, an adventure you will not want to miss!

13 The Perennial Migration

The Perennial Migration

D. M. Kirtaime | Sci-fi Fantasy


The year is 3010, the human race divided; the new breed living in the World Administration dome network and outside the older breed. A pandemic, broken out throughout the dome network by a corrosion in the citizens' wrist chips, is causing the planet to die. Whether the outbreak was accidental or intentional, either way the reptilian race stood to gain from such an apocalypse.Leo, Thorn and their sister True experience the split of the human race first hand and are fully integrated in the World Administration system, each following a different trade. The earth is dying, a galactic contract is violated, and no choice left but to migrate to another planet - with no technology mankind alone cannot manage such a migration.

14 End of the Age: Final Deception

End of the Age: Final Deception

Angela Kay | Romance


A Christian story about faith, courage and love. Traveling two thousand miles across the country to be by her grandmother's hospital bedside, Jesse makes a startling discovery. Gabriel James, the man she spent years trying to forget, is staying at her grandmother's house. Even more disturbing is the reason. Her grandmother and Gabriel are working on a mysterious project as they prepare for the end of the age, the apocalypse. Stalked by strangers, Jesse becomes an unwitting pawn in a sinister scheme as she joins a small group of Christians determined to expose the plot of world deception, fallen angels returning to Earth disguised as aliens.

15 Broken, The Walker in the Dust Book 1

Broken, The Walker in the Dust Book 1

Russell Ackerman | Sci-fi Fantasy


The wasteland is full of danger, it’s always a choice between bad and worse. Every step forward is a step into the unknown. The Walker in the Dust is the story of a man in the post nuclear wasteland who loses everything, a man who seeks death but finds purpose instead in the bright eyes of a child, and under the wing of a veteran survivor. It’s not a story about fighting, or killing, or saving the world. It’s about putting one foot in front of the other when all odds are stacked against you, when the greatest danger comes not from the giant scorpions or scorching wasteland, but from your own self doubt, and from the apocalypse within. Do you dare to become a Walker in the Dust or… Are you already one? Book 1 is free, book 2 is available on Google Books for 29c