Gone are the days when people judged and banned books for their sexual content. In the post Fifty Shades of Grey world that we live in, nothing is off the table. So, if you, like many of us, like to indulge in some erotica, here’s a list of books you should definitely not miss:
The Story of O by Pauline Réage/Anne Desclos
The Story of O tells the story of a progressive headstrong young Parisian fashion photographer, O, who wants nothing more than to be a slave to her lover, René.
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
A collection of 15 short stories, Delta of Venus captures desires and expectations in their best form. Among the stories, is a story of a Hungarian adventurer who seduces wealthy women before vanishing with their money, a story about a veiled woman picks partners from an up-class restaurant for her private trysts, and a Parisian hat-maker who chooses the opium dens of Peru over her husband.
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Call Me By Your Name is the story of a summer romance between a 17-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy and a visiting 24-year-old American Jewish scholar in 1980s Italy. The book has been adapted into a film that is set to release later this year.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Perhaps the most popular classic literature erotica, Lady Chatterley’s Lover tells the story of a young married woman whose husband has been paralyzed from the waist down due to a war injury. So, she has an affair to fulfill her physical and emotional needs.
The Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
First published in 1934, The Tropic of Cancer is set in the 1920s and 30s in France, and is semi-autobiographical. Not that the 20s need an introduction, but the book deals with various sexual encounters weaved in an enthralling story.
Are there more erotica books that you think need to make it to the list? Tell us in the comments!