Too many fiction books have bad sex scenes. Some authors mail it in and it shows. And while the sex scene may be short, it may ruin the tone that the novel was going for. Today, we will be highlighting the ten best sex in fiction books. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!
Not every author is going to be skilled at writing sex scenes. But if you are going to incorporate one in your book, then you shouldn’t make it cringe. These ten books have sex scenes that are steamy and don’t make you roll your eyes a dozen times. You can see the full list below!
The Ten Best Sex in Fiction Books
- A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
- The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
- Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
- Secretary by Mary Gaitskill
- Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
- Riders by Jilly Cooper
- Forever by Judy Blume
- Warming Her Pearls by Carol Ann Duffy
Best Sex in Literature
These ten novels are the ones that stood out to us the most. In A Sport and a Pastime, Salter does a good job of incorporating fantasies throughout the narration. The balance is just right and the writing feels authentic.
A novel that was controversial upon its release is Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence. It was banned for a long time and after you read the sex scenes, you will come to understand why. This novel is unlike any other and one that will stay with you for a long time after you have finished reading it.
That wraps up this list of the ten best sex in fiction books. How many of these have you read? What other books should be included on this list? Let us know in the comments below!