Survival/Post-Apocalyptic Books to Read During a Pandemic

Recommendations from Stacy

Our bookseller, Stacy, LOVES a good dystopian/survival story that leaves her wondering if she has the wits and natural instincts to survive a world ending cataclysmic event.

Short answer: "No!"


The Rule of Three Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250059550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Square Fish - January 20th, 2015

One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function.

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ISBN: 9781481481977
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

“The authors do not hold back.” —Booklist (starred review)
“The palpable desperation that pervades the plot…feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The Shustermans challenge readers.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“No one does

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ISBN: 9780385739740
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Ember - May 10th, 2016

“Gripping and poignant, A Matter of Days takes readers on a heart-stopping journey of love and survival.“ — New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones
Their new reality begins in just a matter of days.

Life As We Knew It (Life As We Knew It Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780152061548
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Published: Clarion Books - May 1st, 2008

In this New York Times best-seller, when a meteor knocks the moon closer to earth, Miranda, a high school sophomore, takes shelter with her family in this heart-stopping post-apocalyptic thriller that's "absorbing from first to last page."* (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still

Ashfall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933718743
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Published: Tanglewood - October 16th, 2012

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.