If you know me at all then you know that I LOVE any kind of natural disaster story. I find the natural elements to be fascinating and the reading/watching the people fight through them is also awesome. Even though this is a book blog we’re going to talk some movies too, because why not?
Before getting started I do want to say that while I love reading and watching natural disasters in real life they do suck. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma did a lot of damage, destroyed lives and property, and while hurricanes are a fascinating phenomenon my heart goes out to all the people impacted by the hurricanes.
Fiction Natural Disaster Books
Life As We Knew It – I enjoyed this one, and it’s sequel. I do not recommend the 3rd book in the series, it was dreadful.
Ashfall – also a series and by far my favorite natural disaster book. READ IT.
Monument 14 – Again, I really liked this one but the second one was just ok and I never bothered to read the last book.
The Last One – Honestly, not my favorite. It took me forever to read it, lots of back and forth between past/present, but it is an interesting concept.
The Last Policeman – An excellent natural disaster story about a meteor about to hit earth and how people change. I haven’t read the rest in the series yet, but it’s on my TBR.
Non Fiction Survival
There are way too many non fiction natural disaster stories to discuss (plus I haven’t read them) but it’s one of my all time favorites so it deserves a mention here. 🙂
It’s a plane crash, not a natural disaster but one of the most amazing stories of survival that you will ever read. I will be forever thankful to kooky Mrs. Krause for assigning this book.
Natural Disaster Movies
Ah! So many!
Other Awesome Ones
Well, there you have it. All your natural disaster needs in book and movies!