(We always have books with us wherever we go and are currently saving to get kindles to lighten our packs. Also, most books don’t use vegan glue and kindles are a great way to save paper and lessen the impact we have on the environment, while still allowing us to take all our favorite pieces of literature and smut novels with us around the world.)
Seven Twisted Books for the Creep in You:
I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I was old enough to talk, read, and watch t.v. I’ve been fascinated with horror books and film. Anything with mystery and suspense and surprise twist endings gets my heart racing. So, here are a few books that you may want to check out to satisfy your inner weirdo. If not, don’t fret, we will post some on our “not creepy” favorite books to read (and re-read) soon.
- Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
It’s no secret I could have chosen any of Palahniuk’s books and they would be a good fit for this particular post. However, I chose Invisible Monsters because it has all the aspects a good twisty novel should contain. It’s shocking, full of twists and connections, and dark humor…. Well, now that I think about it, I just described all of his books. Oh, well. I hear Haunted is even more f***ed up, but haven’t had the chance to read it myself.
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Something to ask yourself BEFORE reading this book: Can I handle reading things that would churn the stomach of anyone with half a heart? Animal torture? The murder of children? Because spoiler: this book contains those things. It is sick and twisted, and well, stomach churning.
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
I mean, come on, you knew this was going to be on the list. If you haven’t heard of it, read it, or watched it then you should face the music: You don’t like the kind of books that are on this list… and you never will. It’s okay. They aren’t for everybody.
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
This is another one of those stomach churners. If you can’t handle reading a sick, disturbed man’s justifications of child molestation. Don’t read this. Seriously. Just don’t.
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
This level of twisted is definitely toned down compared to the aforementioned books. It’s still a good look into the foster care system and a range of horrible real-life situations that happen everyday though.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Okay, so you’ve seen the movie. Ben Affleck is seriously bringing down the cool factor of this book. It’s a great twisted mystery that anyone could enjoy. Let’s say, without too much gore, but with the right amount of f***ed up’edness.
- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
I mean, if the title and cover don’t disturb you and provoke that wild imagination you must have, then the book probably won’t either. Or maybe it will.