1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

The 25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written

Sexy Novels as Selected by Playboy Magazine

By

Updated June 19, 2009

Playboy, the magazine everyone reads for the articles, has compiled a list of the twenty five sexiest novels. Like other popular lists, (for example the ever popular Best Sex Scenes in Films list) this one is a bit hit and miss, but any list that includes Philip Roth, Judy Blume, and Harold Robbins, is at least worth looking at. Here is a full list of the selected sexy novels. If you're looking to add to your hot reading collection check out this easy price comparison shopping list of the sexist novel winners.

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill), John Cleland (1748-49)
Compare Prices

Lady Chatterley's Lover, D. H. Lawrence (1928)
Compare Prices

Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller (1934)
Compare Prices

Story of O, Pauline Réage (1954)
Compare Prices

Crash, J.G Ballard (1973)
Compare Prices

Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice (1976)
Compare Prices

Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth (1969)
Compare Prices

The Magus, John Fowles (1965)
Compare Prices

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami(1995)
Compare Prices

Endless Love, Scott Spencer (1979)
Compare Prices

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
Compare Prices

Carrie's Story, Molly Weatherfield (1995)
Compare Prices

Fear of Flying, Erica Jong (1973)
Compare Prices

Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious (1956)
Compare Prices

Story of the Eye, Georges Bataille (1928)
Compare Prices

The End of Alice, A.M. Homes (1996)
Compare Prices

Vox, Nicholson Baker (1992)
Compare Prices

Rapture, Susan Minot (2002)
Compare Prices

Singular Pleasures, Harry Mathews (1983)
Compare Prices

In the Cut, Susanna Moore (1995)
Compare Prices

Brass, Helen Walsh (2004)
Compare Prices

Candy, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg (1958)
Compare Prices

Forever, Judy Blume (1975)
Compare Prices

An American Dream, Norman Mailer (1965)
Compare Prices

The Carpetbaggers, Harold Robbins (1961)
Compare Prices

  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Sexuality
  4. Sexual Culture
  5. Books about Sex
  6. 25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written - Playboy's Picks for the Sexiest Novels

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.