If you're obsessed with Twin Peaks and trying to figure out what to do with yourself while waiting for new episodes, you’re not alone. Here’s a list of Twin Peaks books that allows you to dive deeper into the show's mythology, the quirky characters around town and the mystery of “Who killed Laura Palmer?”
5 Must-Read Twin Peaks Books
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer
Written by Jennifer Lynch (David Lynch’s daughter), this offers a closer look into Laura’s darkest secrets, her interactions with Bob and her friendship with Harold. It is, easily, the most disturbing book on this list both because of the content and because you’re seeing things through Laura’s eyes. It's even more horrifying if you know Bob's identity.
The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes
A collection of transcripts from Dale Cooper’s audio tapes. The transcripts start when he’s 13 years old and continue until the day he was assigned Laura’s murder.
Twin Peaks: An Access Guide to the Town
Written by David Lynch, Mark Frost and Richard Saul Wurman, this is definitely the lightest read of the list and is essentially a traveler's guide to Twin Peaks. You’ll find history about local Native Americans and information about local businesses. If you’re wondering what dreamy songs are on the Double-R diner’s jukebox or want more information on Pete’s, this is the book for you.
The Secret History of Twin Peaks
Written by Mark Frost, this is a dossier assembled by an anonymous archivist whose identity is not revealed until later in the book. In addition to examining the mystical shenanigans surrounding the town and its residents, the book offers a hint to some of the unresolved plot lines of the finale.
Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks
This is the only unofficial book included on this list. Compiled by Brad Dukes, this contains interviews with everyone involved with the show. The actors, writers, directors, crew and network executives discuss the conceptualization of the show and their memories and experiences from filming.
“Diane...” - The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper
For bonus points, try tracking down the audiobook which is only available in cassette tape format but no longer available to purchase. This includes tapes recorded for the series as well as additional recordings.
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