Look, we all know that the end of the world is a hard time to be alive.

First off, you’ve got to deal with ZOMBIES



And if you’re REALLY unfortunate, all of the above. So let’s face it, you’re already not having a great day. And on top of that, you still have to keep up with all the boring things too, like eating and sleeping and determining whether you need to chop off that arm that has looked a little rotten since that hellbeast took a chunk out of it.

Yet even in the midst of the apocalypse, everyone deserves a little fun and relaxation, and what’s better for that than a good book? Of course, you probably won’t be able to carry too much weight (in fact, now’s definitely the time to abandon that annoying guy who keeps complaining about his landmine wound). But if you’re going to have to run for your life anyway, at least pack a few books for the trip that have some handy survival tips.

And you’re in luck, because I’ve compiled the perfect list of books you’ll need to stay alive.