For the list, here are my top six favorite survival books.
Top Six Favorite Survival Books
One of the first survival books I ever read, The Stand has the disease angle, epic good vs. evil, and great plot twists. It left a huge impression on me.
In this young adult novel, Miranda and her family struggle to survive after a meteor collides with the moon, creating devastating consequences on Earth and her small hometown in Pennsylvania. This is a first in a series. The Dead and the Gone is a companion novel which portrays the same disaster, but experienced by a teen boy living in New York City.
A lyrically written short novel about falling in love and fighting for survival during the Spanish Influenza of 1918.
In the aftermath of a supervolcano eruption, Alex struggles to survive a cross-country journey to reunite with his family. This is a well-researched, realistic disaster story, making it that much scarier. First in a series.
A teen girl is separated from her family in Oregon during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and must decide whether or not to work with the Red Cross to help others in her community.
This nonfiction book about Ebola reads like a suspenseful novel and the fact that it’s true is more frightening than many fictional scenarios.