Everything can be a fetish.

Spying others’ houses, we can find at least one fetish in their bedrooms.

I, for example, collect socks, I have an obsession for them: long socks, white, texturized, black, knee-socks or football socks. Somehow, this is my kind of fetish, also with my personal collection of empty perfume bottles.

So, what’s your fetish?

Here, some books that can help you find out what are you obsessed about.

Don’t thank me.

Perfume- – Patrick Suskind

Some people say that smell is the most important of our senses: we can be lead by an odour even if we’d be blind, deaf and voiceless. And this is the main theory of this novel: the main character is obsessed – believe me, literally obsessed like “I-have-tons-of-scent-bottles” obsessed – by perfumes, he collects them to find the perfect perfume, the scent that can cover his absence of any kind of smell in his body. Grenouille, infact, hasn’t a smell of his own – like every human does – so he wants to create the perfect scent that will made everyone love him.

Murder by murder, obsession by obsession, this book will capture you into his dark spiral, never letting you go even if you had turn the last page down.

For everyone has a fetish for odours and perfumes.

Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk

I love Palahniuk and believe when I say I’ll read everything he’ll write – and I did, I did a lot – but this is the only book I have started and never finished. I’ll leave you with curiosity and never say why: read by yourself; it isn’t because is bad, it is a great book, well written, page turning. It is for the theme: some authors are made prisoners and they have to write the most repelling, disturbing and puke-provoking stories in the all history of literature.

And, believe me, I had to put it down, but you have to judge yourself. Palahniuk is obsessed by fear like the villain of this novel and you’ll love this books if your fetish is about horror, gore, disgust and a lot of fear.

For strong stomaches.

Delta of Venus– Anais Nin

When people ask me what erotica is in literature I always say only two words, a name: Anais Nin.

Anais Nin was a french girl that is well-known as the lover of Henry Miller (their story written in a book I’ve suggested yet, Henry & June) and made famous by this collection of stories (legend says that Miller gave the task to write them because he was too lazy to do it for a man).

And…Oh, the stories. All the kind of fetishes are here, written for you with superbia and magistra laude. Anais Nin had a gift: to talk about sex never writing about it. She makes you fantasize, imagine, think about what have you loved as a child, fall in love with her characters.

And it isn’t only about sexual fetishes, there are a lot about the love ones: the fetish for romance, for cuddling, for relationships.

Fo everyone that has to discover their fetish, here is the book for you.

The Juliette society – Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey is one of the most powerful woman I’ve ever (virtually) known: for the most of worldwide people, she is a porn actress (THE porn actress), but for me, she is a great feminist and a cinema-addicted slash actress (she acted in one of Soderbergh’s most famous movies).

So it was with great pleasure that I read her first novel: from the title that has a literary reference (about the Sade’s Juliette) to the continuos cinema quotes in the book itself.

The story is about Catherine, a woman that discovers herself through sex and alienation from his long-time boyfriend (and friendship with the alter-ego of the author). There are all kind of fetishes: for amateur cam, public sex, cinema fetish, mother fetishes, cross-dressing and so much more. Best chapter: the one about the several tastes of cum.

For the ones that search a sexual and fetish awakening.

Wetlands – Charlotte Roche

This is a disgusting book: it starts with hemorrhoids and farts and continues with shit, piss, smegma and all the horrors our body produces.

But it is also a great feminist book about sex and about being a woman, about the real struggle of being one of Venus’ maids (as ancient Greek said) and the realness of sexual life with lazy men. The Roche’s novel is a truth.novel: it can open your eyes about your body and the perception of it, from our eyes or from the society’s one.

For everyone that has a fetish for shit, piss or everything that is made by our body.

Le livre blanc – Jean Cocteau

Cocteau is one of my favourite artist and novelist (also of Xavier Dolan, my dream husband) because he can describe desire only using his hands: every word he writes, is a line in the big picture of Desire itself.

This book is about boys, the one that he has loved for his entire life, that made him cry, laugh, walk, sleep, awake, live. This book is the perfect summa of the obessions and desires of a man about other men: every chapter is a drop in the big ocean of sex, love and passion.

He was so obsessed about boys and man that made several drawings of his sexual encounters.

For everyone that has a fetish for male body and mind.

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

How can I describe the novel that changed my life?

Lolita is the perfect novel: it has pain, joy, passion, childhood, adulthood, marriage, relationships, love, sadness, happiness and a lot of fetishes. Humbert Humbert is obsessed by everything Lolita does and everything about her body: the main fetish is about her feet, how she walks or wears socks or her shoes, but he has a fetish also for her lips, her hair, how she eats apples or she reads books. Everything about her: he has a Lolita fetish.

I don’tsay anything else: read it. Fetish and obsession is the main theme of this love story between a fifty years old man and a fourteen girl.

For everyone has a fetish for life and passion.

120 days of Sodom – M. De Sade

I can’t avoid to put the master of erotica fiction and fetish fiction: M. De Sade has devoted his life to discover what perversions are, what the concept of fetish and vice is.

So this novel is not only about four powerful males that made thousands of prisoners in a castle: it is a compendium of fetishes of every kind (from the light ones to the heavier ones about death and cannibalism), every kind of genere of sex and Evil.

For strong stomaches that want to know what people can do for their fetishes.

120 days of Sodom – M. De Sade

I can’t avoid to put the master of erotica fiction and fetish fiction: M. De Sade has devoted his life to discover what perversions are, what the concept of fetish and vice is.

So this novel is not only about four powerful males that made thousands of prisoners in a castle: it is a compendium of fetishes of every kind (from the light ones to the heavier ones about death and cannibalism), every kind of genere of sex and Evil.

For strong stomaches that want to know what people can do for their fetishes.

The sexual life of Catherine M. – Catherine Millet

Edmund White defined this masterpiece “the most scandalous book a woman will ever write” and if White said so, who we are to disbelieve him?

Catherine Millet made a journal of her ecìncounters with a large variety of men in his life, discovering her sexuality but, especially, her fantasies. So, are you ready to discover where do your fetishes live?

For the one that is “only curious”…