Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
March 28, 2013
Filed Under Books
Contributed by Info Guru Oliver VanDervoort
It seems that “sexy” books are all the rage in a way that they haven’t been for quite some time.
The guilty pleasures of reading a book that has all kinds of parts that would make your mother blush is making a big time comeback and it begs the questions, do the books that are currently circulating rank among the best ever? There are certainly a couple that would make the list of top ten sexy books simply because they are actually quite a bit more outlandish than some of the other ones that make the list. Perhaps a sign of the times, the newer books illustrate far more, where the older books left more to the imagination.
10. Interview with a Vampire
This particular book has long been billed as the quintessential vampire book, but Anne Rice was able to team the immortal danger of vampires like Lestat with a sexiness that fills the pages.
One of the most well known books in this particular genre because of the true sexiness of the story mixed with revulsion. Vladimir Nabokov weaves a tale that will thrill you and make you truly uncomfortable at the same time. Lolita was so popular that not one, but two different movies have been made based on the story.
8. Peyton Place
This novel, written about a fictional town in New England, details all sorts of different adventures, including those of a sexual nature. This long running best seller spawned a movie and two different television series.
7. Fear of Flying
This 1973 novel is widely credited as bringing the rebirth of female sexuality. There is also a specific term, which basically means “casual sex” that became a part of the lexicon for quite a while.
6. The Story of O
A French novel that was published in 1954 and played quite a part in the French sexual reawakening. This particular story incorporates love, sex and submission in a way that was seldom written about during this time period.
5. Endless Love
This is one the truly harrowing stories because it combines young love with the terrifying reality of what can happen when that love goes wrong. Jade and David’s story reminds people just how easy love and lust and sex can merge into something truly dangerous.
4. 50 Shades of Grey
This particular title and the series of books that follow it have strummed up a ton of new interest in these kinds of sexual fantasy books. Perhaps one of the top books of its kind because it takes so much from those that came before it and modernized the tale. Movies are on the way and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down popularity-wise for this title.
3. Crash (A Novel)
One of the truly strange titles on this list a man who becomes “changed” by a horrific car accident finds that love and lust can be blended and lost among pain and loss. Sexual scenes among car crashes are some of the most vivid of any on this list.
2. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
This novel was published in 1928 and was renowned for the romance it depicted between an English noble woman and a common man. There were also scenes and words that had been considered unpublishable before this book came into being.
1. Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller’s book was considered one that established the kind of free speech that we used to take for granted. The book was published in 1934 and was so sexual and candid that the legend of the book even made its way into an episode of Seinfeld.