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Go Book Yourself: Rob’s All-Time Top 5 Books

We hit 100,000 followers on Tumblr! To celebrate, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Rob’s picks:

Empyrion by Stephen Lawhead

The Stand by Stephen King

Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

Noble House by James Clavell

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Rob is a Recommendations Contributor at Go Book Yourself. He’s also the co-founder at Go Cook Yourself. You can find him on Twitter here.

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The Stand by Stephen King

If you liked The Stand‘s post-apocalyptic battle for humanity, try these…

The Passage by Justin Cronin for a world overrun with vampire-zombies

The Road by Cormac McCarthy for unpunctuated survival horror

Things We Didn’t See Coming by Stephen Amsterdam for the episodic journey of an apocalyptic everyman

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody for fantasy with post-apocalyptic misfits

This post was guest edited by writer Craig Hildebrand-Burke, who blogs about books and writing for Momentum

World War Z by Max Brooks

If you liked World War Z’s unique take on zombies, try these next…

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith for zombies in a different classic literary framework

Cell by Stephen King for more social, political and human observation during an apocalyptic event

Monster Island by David Wellington for a disturbing take on smart zombies

Dead America by Luke Keioskie for detective noir take on zombies

This post was guest edited by author JT Clay. Her zombie novel, A Single Girl’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, is out now.

It by Stephen King

Don’t move. Hold your breath. These books will scare you half to death…

Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz for small towns and psycho clowns

Ghost Story by Peter Straub for mistakes made, and prices paid

Let The Right One In by John Arvide Lindqvist for scary kids scaring kids

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury the carnival; a place to play. After this, you’ll stay away

The Shining by Stephen King

Halloween, we’re almost there. Read these next, if you dare…

WARNING: Before you start, this list is not for the faint of heart!

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk for writers locked away; all work, no play

Hell House by Richard Matheson; a dark and gory haunted house story

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson; you’ll lose sleep over this tale of murder and the secrets we keep

Out by Natsuo Kirino in which the devil makes plans for menial hands