4 Books With Crazy Weird Apocalyptic Events

Welcome to week 2 of #AMonthOfFaves. Today’s theme is about those unique, memorable / weird books that we read recently. The books on my list  are apocalyptic books where the World has ended (or is about to end) because of some weird, crazy, chain of events.

Killer Plants

Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham. To be honest, killer plants didn’t exactly cause the apocalypse. A worldwide epidemic of blindness caused by a meteor shower, did. The huge 7 foot+ tall plants, known as Triffids, merely took advantage of the turmoil to try and wipe out humans. Did I mention … these plants can pull their roots out of the ground and walk … yeah.

Slow Rotation of the Earth

Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker. This scenario is definitely not out of the realm of possible, which is what freaks me out the most! As the rotation of the Earth begins to slow, the days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected and the environment is thrown into disarray as plants die and as a result, the World’s food crops start diminishing. This book takes you through the days of the slowing and details what it’s like to live through an apocalypse – the real and emotional consequences of thinking the World WILL end some time soon.

Common Drugs

Feed, Mira Grant. This innocent researcher happens across a cure for the common cold. But who knew it was going to interact with another drug that resulted in turning humans into ZOMBIES! Crazy – right?! But you know what – it was bloggers who were the first to get the news out there – so we rock! This book tells you about what it’s like to live in a World where zombies are commonplace.


Flesh Eaters, Joe McKinney. Battered by three devastating hurricanes in a row, the Texas coast is flattened. But for the people of Houston–and soon all of America–the most terrifying events are just beginning. They Rise … Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. Zombies!!!

What’s the craziest thing that brought about an apocalypse in a book you’ve read?


// Comments //

  1. Kim@Time2Read

    Dec 10

    I never knew Day Of The Triffids was a book! I saw the movie way back when on late night TV. My family and I still remember and joke about it.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Dec 12

      @Kim its one crazy book. I didn’t know there was a movie – its probably very campy which means I must watch it!

  2. AprilG

    Dec 08

    Have you read Zoo by James Patterson? This is another apocalyptic type book with a strange twist. I loved it.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Dec 12

      @AprilG yes, I read Zoo and really liked it too. Have you watch the TV series? I haven’t yet.