19 Books So Disturbing, People Claim They Truly Traumatized Them

    You already know "American Psycho" is on this list.

    Sure, horror movies are bad enough on their own...but there's something ESPECIALLY scary about a truly disturbing book that forces your imagination to do all the work.

    And this week when Reddit user zackjbryson asked, "What is the most disturbing book that you have ever read? What made it disturbing?" it gave us a whole new crop of nightmares to read about.

    Here are just a few of the most disturbing recommendations:

    1. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

    2. The Trial by Franz Kafka

    3. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

    4. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

    5. The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

    6. Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

    7. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

    8. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    9. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

    10. I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    11. Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov

    12. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

    13. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

    14. Out by Natsuo Kirino

    15. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

    16. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

    17. Come Closer by Sara Gran

    18. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

    19. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

    Now it's your turn! What's the most disturbing book you've ever read? And what was it that made said book stick with you? Share in the comments below!