I’m a huge fan of off-beat, strange books, so I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites. We can all jump down the rabbit hole together.
Ex Utero by Laurie Foos
A woman realizes she has lost her uterus at the mall. I hate it when that happens.
The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken
A librarian falls in love with the tallest boy in the world. He keeps growing and so does their love for one another.
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt
A salesman come up with a concept to curb sexual harassment and promote productivity in the workplace. It’s very naughty. And very weird.
Treasure Island!!! By Sara Levine
A down-on-her-luck woman who works at a pet library reads Treasure Island and vows to live life by its principals. Why aren’t pet libraries a real thing?
Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kristen Bakis
Frankendogs roam New York after being genetically engineered to have human voices and human hands and walk upright.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Gregor Samsa wakes up to find he’s a cockroach. It could happen to the best of us.
Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
Taking its cue from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a young Nigerian man wakes up to find that he is now a white man (all of him save for his heiney) and he navigates his job interview and the city of Laos, with his newfound white privilege.
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The Binewskis really want to raise their own brood of human oddities and do so by inducing birth defects in their kids. When their act grows they decide to take it one the road.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
An alternate history where feral hippos have overrun a bayou in 1890’s American, only the motley crew of the world’s best hippo wranglers can round them up and take their revenge.
Reading and feeling weird have never felt so good.