Top 10 Zombie Love Stories

Zombies aren't just hungry for brains—they're hungry for love!

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It’s October, and in honor of Halloween, we’re featuring a different monster list each week, followed by a monster war at the end of the month to reveal which monster rules the library! The first list in our 5 Lists for Halloween: Monsters Battle to Rule Libraries is Top 10 Zombie Love Stories.

You may not realize that, although zombies are hungry for brains, they're also hungry for love! Zombies can be quite the romantics. They often want to share their hearts (or livers--sometimes they get confused). Please be aware, however, that zombie romantic dialogue can translate differently from its un-undead usage. Keep an eye out (ahem…) for the following:

  • "Give me your hand."
  • "You caught my eye. "
  • "Let’s break up."
  • "I fall to pieces."
  • "Arrggghh…blgggrlgggle…. "

We hope you'll enjoy these top 10 zombie love stories in WorldCat and remember: a diamond is forever, but zombie love is FORRRRREEVVVVERRRRR!!!

  1. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  2. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
  3. Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel
  4. Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen
  5. My Zombie Valentine by Kate MacAlister; Angie Fox; Marianne Mancusi; Lisa Cach
  6. Eat, Slay, Love by Jesse Petersen
  7. The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair
  8. Hungry for Your Love : an Anthology of Zombie Romance edited by Lori Perkins
  9. A Darker Shade of Dead by Bianca D'Arc
  10. Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti

This list was generated using WorldCat Fiction Finder on 2 October 2014. The list order is based on the number of OCLC member libraries that hold a given title. Fiction Finder is an all fiction subset of OCLC WorldCat.


WorldCat is a set of databases that together comprise the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. WorldCat data is contributed, maintained and shared by libraries around the world. It is managed and enhanced by OCLC. WorldCat data supports a range of OCLC and partner services, driving efficiency in library management, improving discovery of library collections and increasing visibility of libraries on the web.


At OCLC Research, we're exploring records and mining WorldCat data to highlight interesting and different views of the world's library collections each month. Be sure to check out our "What in the WorldCat?" page often to see what we come up with next.