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Cat Rambo
Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits
Hansi Singh
Metro 2033
Dmitry Glukhovsky
Southern Gods
John Hornor Jacobs
Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural
Robert Louis Stevenson, Orson Scott Card, Jack London, Tanith Lee, Walt Whitman, Guy de Maupassant, Isaac Asimov, Ivan Turgenev, Johann Ludwig Tieck, Marvin Kaye, John Dickson Carr, Bram Stoker, Tennessee Williams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Matheson, Johann Wolfgang
Howdunit Forensics
Denise Mina
The Autopsy and Other Tales
Michael Shea, Laird Barron
Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
Victoria Dunn
Blood & Water
Hayden Trenholm, Camille Alexa, Claude Lalumière, Derryl Murphy, M.L.D. Curelas, Kevin Cockle, Douglas Smith, Jean-Louis Trudel, Julie E. Czerneda
Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse - Lost Zombies, Adrian Chappell I've been very leery of new books in this (sub)genre (which I'm going to loosely define as in-character found documents from the zombie apocalypseZombies: A Record of the Year of Infection: Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly and found that the purported "year" began in January and ended in March. I didn't intend to buy this; I was just browsing, and then I turned the page and one of the notes actually made me flinch, and I decided "okay, worth the money".

It's a very fast read, which is a bit saddening; I wanted it to last longer, but I think having twice as many notes would grow overwhelming. You'd either end up with a glut of snapshot moments, or end up following people through the notes they left (which minimizes your brain having space to play so freely with who they were and what happened).

Overall: sad, occasionally funny, horrifying, cold, and persistent. Recommend for people who like zombies, people who like prop documents, and probably fans of Post Secret.
[1] I do, however, love that there are enough of these books that I can say that. I own four, myself.