Picture1When it comes to books, I am an avid reader. I have always loved to sit back and get lost in a story. This is especially true when the writer has the ability to make you forget your own situation and truly become carried away for a while.

I have always preferred fiction and usually have favorite authors. Over the last couple of years, I have tried to read more books that focus on disasters, either with or without notice, as a means to help my own prepping.

What I have noticed is there are three main themes of these types of books. The first, is where some disaster has occurred and mankind is left to its own devices. The second is where something happens and most of the population dies out, conveniently leaving behind plenty of canned food, gasoline, and clothing. The third is a survival situation usually pitting one person or a small group of people against the elements (or zombies).

So, with that in mind, I decided to jot down a few books that I have read that mostly fit into one of these categories. Here they are (in no particular order)

One Second After, William R. Forstchen

One Year After, William R. Forstchen

The Final Day, William R. Forstchen

Lights Out, David Crawford

Alas Babylon, Pat Frank

Inconstant Moon, Larry Niven

Lucifer’s Hammer, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Life as We Knew it, Susan Beth Pfeffer

Earth Abides, George R. Stewart

The Martian, Andy Weir

The Revenant, Michael Punke

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

The Stand, Stephen King

Under the Dome, Stephen King

What do you think? Have you read any of these? Do you have any books that should be added to the list? If so, please list them in the comments. I will make a movie list as well in a few days. Until next time, thank you and take care.

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