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If you like the White Trash Zombie book series and want more, then we have the list for you. This article contain the best list of similar book recommendations as to the White Trash Zombie books that we could make. We have also included suggestions in some other mediums, not only books.

The White Trash Zombie books are urban fantasy books with a strong zombie theme. They are set in a small town in the southern United States. The main character is female and is or was a drug addict, and she still lives with there alcoholic father. She works in the morgue and the first book has some murder mystery elements to it, but as the series go on bigger things start happening.

The recommendations similar to the White Trash Zombie books that we have found has some similarities to the description above. But some of our suggestions might not have any direct similarities other than likely to have the same audience.

Most of our suggestions are books similar to the White Trash Zombie books, but as mentioned earlier we have also added suggestions from other mediums. Other mediums like TV-Shows and animes.


Angel Crawford lives with her alcoholic redneck father. They live together in the swamps of southern Louisiana.

Angel is a high school dropout without any ambitions. She has a mile-long police record and addicted to drugs and alcohol.

All these changes when she turned into a zombie.

Angel is now only addicted to brains.

She manages to get a job at the local morgue. This job is important for her food supply. She has to do her best to keep it if she wants to stay "alive".

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Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) by Diana Rowland

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Kara Gillian is a detective and a summoner of daemons.

During a routine summoning she accidentally summoned Rhyzkahl, an angelic human-looking creature. She just wanted to use her skill to track down a serial killer.

What is this powerful un-daemon looking creature? And can she stop the serial killer?

Is Kara Gillian good?

Mark of the Demon is the first book in the Kara Gillian series. It is a really great book, just like the rest of them.

Why is Kara Gillian recommended?

The Kara Gillian books are written by the same author, Diana Rowland. They have some of the same feel to them.

However, the Kara Gillian books are not about zombies, they are about demons. The main character is female, but she is a demon summoner and not a zombie.

If you like the White Thrash Zombie books then you will probably also like the Kara Gillian books.

Why: same author female mc
Why not: no zombies

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Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane

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The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living is under attack.

The powerful Church of Real Truth has been in charge since the government fell. They have sworn to reimburse citizens that are being harassed by the dead.

Chess Putnam is a fully tattooed witch and a freewheeling ghost hunter.

She’s got a real talent for banishing the dead.

But Chess is keeping a dark secret. She owes a lot of money to the murderous drug lord Bump. He wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job. A job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, and a demonic creature.

Why is Downside Ghosts recommended?

Both main characters are female and they both have or had a drug addiction.

Downside Ghosts are not about zombies and the main character is not a zombie. Chess Putnam is a witch and she hunts ghosts.

If you like the White Trash Zombie books then you will probably also like Downside Ghosts, unless zombies are a must.

Why: female mc drug addict death themes
Why not: no zombies

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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Anita Blake is a necromancer and vampire hunter.

Vampires are protected by law, but when some of them get out of hand, then you call Anita Blake, the Executioner.

Guilty Pleasures, the first book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. It starts out with someone killing innocent vampires.

Anita is approached by Jean Claude, the second strongest vampire in the city. He wants her to help figure out who is killing vampires. Anita agrees to help out after a bit of vampiric arm-twisting.

Is Anita Blake Vampire Hunter good?

This is the start of an excellent vampire series.

Well, the beginning of it is excellent. I stooped reading around book 10, it had started to go downhill a little before that.

But the first books are absolutely worth reading.

Why is Anita Blake Vampire Hunter recommended?

The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books also have zombies in them. Anita Blake has necromantic powers over the dead.

The first books in this series are good, but after a while, it transformed to boring erotic books.

This is not the first book series I would start reading on this list, but it is worth investigating.

Why: zombies
Why not: zombies is not main theme

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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A zombie starts to have feelings, and he falls in love. He captures the girl and gradually starts to be more like a regular human, fighting his hunger for brains and forcing himself to talk. The girl he captured gradually starts to like him.

Why is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion recommended?

The main person(s) are zombie(s) in both of the books.

Warm Bodies are more on the lovey-dovey side of paranormal romance books. A girl falls in love with a zombie and the zombie with here. He has to fight his way back to humanity to get her.

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Graveyard Shift (Reapers Inc #1) by Angela Roquet

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Lana Harvey is a reaper living in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives. All the different afterlives have a foothold in this city.

Lana works for Reapers Inc where Grimm himself is the big boss. She likes to stick it to the boss by collecting the bare minimum of souls that is required to avoid being terminated.

Lana and her best friend Gabriel like to hang out in purgatory lounge getting drunk together. Gabriel is an angel and not a reaper like Lana.

But one day here relaxing life is shot to pieces when an unexpected and unwanted promotion is forced upon her.

What she learns might risk the very existence of the millennial long piece treaty between the different afterlives and their gods.

Is Reapers Inc good?

Graveyard Shift is the first book in the Reapers Inc series, and it is a great start.

Reapers Inc is full of interesting characters and mysteries to be solved. 

It's a quirky book series with a good mix of humor. It has some corporate politics, but its still a light fun book series.

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Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J.R. Rain

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Samantha Moon is a female vampire with a husband and children, and she works as a private investigator.

She's trying to balance her family life and her private eye business with her somewhat inconvenient condition. Sadly her husband has an increasing problem with her body temperature.

Samantha newest case has her investigating a murder attempt on her new client Kingsley Fulcrums' life. During the job, Samantha discovers that Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be.

Is Vampire for Hire good?

I am not sure if it is good or bad that the books are so short.

The good thing is that I can finish it without taking any kind of break, but the sad part is that it is over to son.

This is a book you should try out. If you are among the few that dos not like it, then it is only good that the book is so short.

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Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)

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Kitty Norville is the wolf with the lowest status in her pack. She is submissive to everyone.

She has just realized that she can make it on her own working as a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station. This means that she doesn't need the pack so much as she used to.

Or so she thinks...

Kitty ends up getting one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail.

She may have bitten off more than she can chew?

Is Kitty Norville good?

It's a while since I last read any of these books, but I remember them as fun and interesting. They are worth reading if you like urban fantasy books.

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Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1)

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True Blood has made it possible for the vampire community to reveal its existence to humans.True Blood is a synthetic blood substitute that vampires can survive on.

Sookie Stackhouse is a twenty-something telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana.

She saves Bill Compton, a vampire, and a Civil War Veteran, from Rattrays, a couple of drainers. They were trying to steal his blood for its accelerates healing, increases strength, and improved libido.

Sookie and Bill soon become an item, and Sookie gets dragged into the world of vampires and other supernatural beings.

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TV-Shows like My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie #1)

Santa Clarita Diet

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Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. They live happily together in the suburbs with friendly neighbors and have a quiet life. One of their neighbors, a cop, might be a little curious at times, but that's it. But one day something changes.

Sheila becomes a zombie.

Luckily for them, Sheila is not a brain dead zombie. She is herself, most of the time. She just gets some sudden uncontrollable urges to eat people when she is hungry.

Joel still loves Sheila and decides to do his best to help her with her new lifestyle.

Together they have to get Sheila something to eat and at the same time hide her affliction from everyone else.

But Sheila and Joel do not live alone. They also have a daughter, Abby.

Is Santa Clarita Diet good?

The Santa Clarita Diet is one of the better Netflix Original shows. It baffles me that it only got three seasons.

The Santa Clarita Diet has a perfect mix of comedy and horror if you want something funny and macabre. It's like a mix between Dexter, iZombie, and Desperate Housewives, only with more humoristic moments.

Why is Santa Clarita Diet recommended?

In the Santa Clarita Diet Sheila is also a zombie. She was more of an outstanding citizen before the change than what Angel was, and she does not have as easy access to food as Angel.

The Santa Clarita Diet is also more humorous than White Trash Zombie, but the humor has lots of fitting macabre elements to it.

If you like White Trash Zombie and want a similar TV-Show, then the Santa Clarita Diet is a good choice. It is slightly less similar than iZombie, but it is still a good fit and an excellent show.

Why: zombies mc is zombie

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The Walking Dead

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Police officer Rick Grime awakens from a coma in an abandoned hospital only to find out that the world has been overrun by zombies.

He manages to reunite with his family and join a group of survivors as they try to stay alive. They travel together in search of safety and supplies.

Is The Walking Dead good?

The Walking Dead is an excellent series. It is strange how they can keep a zombie survival scenario going so strong for so many seasons.

Why is The Walking Dead recommended?

Both White Trash Zombie and The Walking Dead have zombies, action, and drama.

The Walking Dead is more on the post-apocalyptic side where the zombies are brainless and have taken over the world.

In White Trash Zombie it's the zombies that have to find a way to survive while in The Walking Dead its the humans who are struggling for survival.

Why: zombies
Why not: kind of different post-apocalyptic

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Liv Moore, a promising medical student, takes a break from her workaholic life to attend a party. This one choice leads to her becoming a zombie and her life goes through some drastic changes.

Liv takes a job at the Coroner's Office to get access to all the brain she needs. In the process, she ends up solving crime by helping Clive Babineaux, a police officer. She tells him that she is a psychic, but the truth is that she gets some of the memories and habits of the people she eats.

Is iZombie good?

I like iZombie. The main character is witty and cool. Much better than your average CSI type of show.

Why is iZombie recommended?

iZombie is a perfect show for everyone that loves the White Trash Zombie books.

There are some differences like the iZombie, the main character was an A+ student before the turn for one. But there are also many similarities, both works at the morgue and they are both fully functional people with some strange eating habits.

Why: very similar

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In the Flesh

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After an event known as "The Rising", where everybody who died in the year 2015 has risen from the dead, an inevitable Zombie War breaks out. The human race battles to rid the planet of brain-eating Zombies.

Humanity wins the Zombie War and the remaining zombies are grouped together in a facility where they have discovered a treatment. They can remove their craving for brains and make them conscious again.

Keiren Walker is a young teenager that just have been released from this facility and returned back to his parents in a small town in England. Now he has to integrate back into human society, as a reformed zombie.

Is In the Flesh good?

This is a really interesting show. Two excellent seasons. I wish there were more shows like this.

Why is In the Flesh recommended?

The main person is a zombie in both of these.

However, The zombies in In the Flesh have gained their humanity back with medical drugs while the zombies in My Life as a White Trash Zombie had their humanity all the time. Unless they get too hungry, then they lose their humanity.

Why: mc is zombie

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Six Feet Under

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Six Feet Under follows the Fisher family, a dysfunctional family from Los Angeles, and their family-owned funeral home. The funeral home is run by Nathaniel Fisher, his wife Ruth, and their children David and Claire.

The story starts when Nathaniel and Ruth`s other son Nate Jr. arrives home for Christmas. At the same time, Nathaniel is killed by a bus, and in his will, he as named both Nate Jr. and David as the owners of the funeral home. This forces Nate Jr. to stay home longer than he expected.

Is Six Feet Under good?

Six Feet Under is a superb TV-Show. This show has serious drama and dark humor melted into one substance of pure awesomeness.

This is one of those TV-Shows that should be a must-watch for any serious TV-Show connoisseur.

Why is Six Feet Under recommended?

Both stories center around death. Six Feet Under is about a funeral home while Angel is working in a morgue.

Six Feet Under does also not have any supernatural elements to it.

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Lost Girl

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Bo is a sexy succubus, and to feed she sucks the life force out of people.

For years she did not know what she was and had no control of her feeding.

She fled one corpse after another.

Until one day she accidentally crossed paths with Kenzi, a drifter, and a thief.

Bo rescued Kenzi from a date rape scum bag by killing him, which this time finally made the fae catch up with her.

The fae is split into two sides, light and dark. Each Fae must choose one of the sides, and stick to it.

Bo, who until now has lived outside the faecommunity, vows to live on her own terms. Even if it means existing alone between the dark and the light.

She manages this with the help of her mischievous, but loyal friends. Her friend Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson and the beautiful human scientist Lauren.

While Bo tries to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past, she and her friends also have to tackle other problems that arise.

Is Lost Girl good?

This is a really cool series if you are into this kind of stuff.

Absolutely worth watching.

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Tokyo Ghoul

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Ken Kaneki is a shy and bookish college student. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Rize Kamishiro he is instantly drawn toward her. She is a book reader just like him.

But Rize is not exactly who she seems, she is a Ghoul. And Kaneki is her pray.

Ghouls are creatures that can masquerade as humans and blend in with human society. But unlike humans, they thirst for human flesh.

Tokyo is infested with Ghouls living side by side with humans. They live in hiding and hunt in secret.

Kaneki survives being attacked by Rize, but not without severe repercussions. Some of his organs were destroyed, and the surgeon uses some of Rize's organs to save Kaneki since she died during her attack. Having Ghoul organs in him changes Kaneki.

Kaneki is now half-ghoul and half-human.

Now Kaneki has to deal with his thirst for human flesh and hiding his true nature. Thus begins Kaneki's quest to integrate into both Ghoul and Human society.

Is Tokyo Ghoul good?

Tokyo Ghoul is a dark and gory anime. It has an interesting story and good animations.

I really like this anime.

It's not among the best, but it's still absolutely worth watching. But if you have read the manga then you might be disappointed, or so I have heard.

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