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Enjoyed The Road? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Road. Here are 10 books that you may like if you liked The Road.

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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood - 2004-03-30 (first published in 2003)
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A post-apocalyptic world where one man may be the last human alive. Snowman, also known as Jimmy, mourns the death of his best friend and the love of his life, Oryx. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey with the help of genetically engineered children through a lush wilderness that was once a great city. Margaret Atwood's thought-provoking tale is a compelling vision of the future that is both familiar and beyond our imagination.
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The Stand
Stephen King - 2021-10-07 (first published in 1978)
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A chilling tale of a world decimated by plague, where dreams foretell the rise of a sinister figure known as the Dark Man. As fear grips society, the Prince of Evil's domain flourishes, and an inevitable battle for the fate of humanity looms.
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I Am Legend
Richard Matheson - 2011-05-14 (first published in 1954)
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Surviving alone as the last human on Earth is a daunting task, but for Robert Neville, it's even worse - everyone else has turned into vampires. Now he must spend his days as a hunter, and his nights barricaded in his home trying to survive until dawn. How long can he keep going like this?
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The Passage
A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
Justin Cronin - 2010-06-08
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In The Passage, a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions goes wrong, leading to catastrophic events that trigger a societal collapse. The only hope for humanity is a young girl named Amy, who possesses a mysterious power that can save the world. With gripping storytelling and unforgettable characters, this epic tale of survival is a must-read for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction.
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The Host
Stephenie Meyer - 2008-05-06
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In a world invaded by parasitic "souls" that control human bodies, Melanie refuses to let go of her mind. When a soul named Wanderer takes over Melanie's body, she is surprised to find Melanie still present. The two set out on a journey to find a man they both love, despite the odds stacked against them.
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The Last Man
Mary Shelley - 1998-09-10 (first published in 1826)
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Explore a haunting vision of the future in a story of tragic love and humanity's downfall from the author of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley's The Last Man takes us on a journey through a world succumbing to a deadly plague, with intriguing cameos from Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. Discover a tale that challenges the limits of imagination and the power of art to save a doomed society.
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The Children of Men
P. D. James - 2006-12-05 (first published in 1992)
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Explore a world with no children and no future in this gripping novel by P. D. James. The last generation has grown up, and the human race has become infertile, leading to a collapse of civilization with suicide and despair on the rise. Oxford historian Theodore Faron spends his days reminiscing, but his apathy changes when he meets Julian, a woman who wants his help to meet his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. Alongside her revolutionary group, they may hold the key to the survival of mankind. James' trademark suspense and insightful characterization keep readers hooked until the very end.
"Thrilling and suspenseful, The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin takes readers on a journey following FBI agent, Brad Wolgast, as he becomes embroiled in a world beyond imagination. Spanning three books - The Passage, The Twelve, and The City of Mirrors - readers are taken through a series of events that lead to the final battle for mankind's future. With captivating descriptions of characters and settings, including a post-apocalyptic New York City, this trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end."
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Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - 2014-09-09
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Experience a post-apocalyptic world where a devastating flu pandemic has destroyed civilization as we know it. Follow Kirsten Raymonde, a member of The Traveling Symphony - a small troupe of actors and musicians dedicated to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they come across a violent prophet threatening their existence, they must fight for survival. With a unique timeline that jumps between life before and after the pandemic, uncover the twist of fate that connects them all in this National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley