Everyone seems to be reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James in public and we think it’s a little weird. The erotic fiction novel (about BDSM) that was based off of Twilight fan fiction is super sexually explicit, pornographic, and has sold ten million copies all over the world. There’s nothing wrong with spicing up your book list, but it’s a little strange when you know someone is getting off right next to you on the bus or coffee shop.
In honor of the Fifty Shades Of Grey craze and for your steamy bookworm pleasure we made a list of ten books that are a little less obvious but equally as sexy. Here are ten books you can read on the subway, cafeteria, or coffee shop and no one will know you’re reading about sex.
The Diary of Anne Frank
It’s the same book they always talk about in school, but despite its tragic elements Anne Frank was just another curious teenage girl. Just like any young girl she is totally boy obsessed and quite graphically interested in exploring her body. Everyone will just think you’re a major history buff.
Flowers In The Attic
The story of four siblings locked in their grandmother’s attic can be read as a story of abuse. Nevertheless, there is a ton of sexual tension between the protagonist and . . . her brother. Oh, this old book? You’re just a sucker for melodrama. It’s like reading a Lifetime movie!
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
A women whose husband becomes handicapped realizes that love isn’t just a marriage of the mind, but of the body as well. This 1920s’ tale is all about one woman’s sexual awakening in a time where that kind of thing simply was not allowed. Your teacher will be so proud you’re exploring more English literature.
Tropic of Cancer
The book was banned decades before it was even allowed to be read in America yet still remains a piece of classic literature. It’s super graphic, crazy explicit, sometimes offensive and not for the faint of heart. Read this in your coffee shop and people will just think you’re really, really artsy.
Less Than Zero
The novel written by Bret Easton Ellis when he was just 19 years old is fueled by sex, drugs, and major drama. It was turned into a classic ’80s film starring the Brat Pack. Friends will just think you’re majorly retro.
Bright Lights, Big City
Similar to Less Than Zero, though it takes place in New York City. The unnamed narrator has random hookups, hangups, and heartbreak all over the city. Again, you’re just super nostalgic for the ’80s. Check out your sweet shoulder pads.
Valley of the Dolls
Based on the scandalous lives of old Hollywood starlets like Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, and Frances Farmer, the novel chronicles show biz, drugs, and romance. You’ve always been a fan of Glam Era Hollywood, no one will suspect a thing!
Katherine is a high school senior who meets her soon-to-be boyfriend Michael at a New Years Eve party. Though she is a virgin, their relationship slowly progresses into a sexually charged one and they make it on her sister’s bedroom floor. What’s the big deal? It’s just another YA novel.
The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy
Just another story about Sleeping Beauty, right? Wrong. This is totally erotic, medieval fantasy, fiction told with familiar characters like Sleeping Beauty, The Handsome Prince, and evil lady who tries to ruin it all. You’re just super into Disney Princesses and wanted to know a little more about their backgrounds.
The story of a young boy who begins a sexual relationship with an older woman will have you flipping through the pages to find the dirty parts. Your mom and dad will just think you’ve taken an interest in contemporary German literature.
Have you ever dabbled in erotic fiction? Let us know in the comments!