Taboo Reads

Adult Reads - Not for Under 18
Please post your favorite books that fall in the "taboo" category. Taboo themes would be any theme that is not considered socially acceptable.

Examples of taboo topics would be, but certainly not limited to:

- Erotic Incest/Twincest - Legal Age
- Noncon or non consensual sexual acts or rape/rape fantasy
- Kidnap or Kidnap fantasy
- Teacher-Student relationships
- Bestiality
- Extreme Humiliation
- Extreme Pain...pain sluts
- Animal Play (dress and act like animals)
- Age Play
- Snuff
- Water Sports
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message 1: by Karma♥Bites ^.~ (last edited Nov 15, 2012 10:36PM) (new)

Karma♥Bites ^.~ Lei, Bloodraven is definitely a dark read. But is it considered "taboo" because of the rapes/graphic torture?

(And is it horrible that I scale rapes/graphic torture as "dark" vs. "taboo"?)


message 2: by I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (last edited Nov 15, 2012 08:14PM) (new)

I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) are we adding stuff like non-con and kidnap/capture books?


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ Yes, that's what I was thinking. I'm trying to figure out a good list description - have any ideas? Pm if you do.


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) maybe something like what I posted at the beginning of the taboo thread: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ I ♥ Bookie Nookie wrote: "maybe something like what I posted at the beginning of the taboo thread: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5..."

Perfect - I didn't even think of that. Thank you for letting me borrow the description.


message 8: by ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ (last edited Nov 15, 2012 09:09PM) (new)

~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ ETA: soon wrote: "FYI, similar list @ http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/17..."

Do you think the new description clarifies my list enough? Maybe a different list title?

I'm really just trying to have a list that we can add different books under this umbrella, because seriously, I do NOT have enough books to read. LOL


message 10: by I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (last edited Nov 15, 2012 09:00PM) (new)

I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) and don't forget to add tags...every kind of phrase you can think of that is taboo so it will pop up when people search for certain things - you can copy this and add to it if you like:

age play, adult breastfeeding, bdsm, bondage, captive, dirty, dubious-consent, erotic, erotic-fantasy, erotic-fiction, erotic-literature, erotic-paranormal-romance, erotic-romance, erotica, exhibitionism, forced-seduction, golden shower, group-sex, kidnap, master, non-con, non-consensual, non-consensual-sex, orgy, romance, sadism, scat, shifter sex, bestiality, sexy, slave, smut, smutty, spanking, squirting, submissive, swinging, taboo, total-power-exchange, tpe, voyeurism, watersports, whips


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ I ♥ Bookie Nookie wrote: "and don't forget to add tags...every kind of phrase you can think of that is taboo so it will pop up when people search for certain things - you can copy this and add to it if you like:

age play, ..."


Thanks, I used that and added some additional. I'm sure this will be a moving target for a while.


message 12: by Karma♥Bites ^.~ (last edited Nov 16, 2012 07:18PM) (new)

Karma♥Bites ^.~ ~Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure~ wrote: "...Do you think the new description clarifies my list enough? Maybe a different list title?

I'm really just trying to have a list that we can add different books under this umbrella, because seriously, I do NOT have enough books to read. LOL"


I actually prefer your title and examples—clearer and much more expansive in scope. (But maybe clarify "Teacher-Student relationships" to note underage? Because not really taboo if both adults—more policy issue?)

And there's nothing wrong with having similar lists (so many dups in Listopia). I linked to other list only as "FYI". I stopped keeping track of it for various reasons. Won't say why here.

As for "because seriously, I do NOT have enough books to read. LOL"... Good God, just joining EE and some other groups have shot my somewhat organized list to bits!


message 13: by Karma♥Bites ^.~ (last edited Nov 15, 2012 10:34PM) (new)

Karma♥Bites ^.~ BTW, hopefully your examples will stop someone from even thinking about adding FSOG


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ Thanks to everybody who has added reads and voted. I wasn't sure if there was going to be interest so I started it for myself and you all have made it more than I imagined.


message 15: by Kenya (new)

Kenya Wright Wow! I need to catch up on reading! :-o


message 16: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood Okay. My own books are here so I'm not impartial but Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover
is a new adult romance. Extremely popular but is it taboo?


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ I'm thinking new adult doesn't really belong on this list. Taboo to be on this taboo list.


message 18: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood Lol
It might have something naughty in its pages though?


message 19: by Karma♥Bites ^.~ (last edited Sep 21, 2013 01:41AM) (new)

Karma♥Bites ^.~ Lei, why would 'The Reluctant Dom' be on this list?

eta: Unless solely b/c of her past? B/c if so, then I have to re-think this list b/c I took it as taboo content in story's 'present' timeline. :(


message 20: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood Extreme pain? I read it a while ago, but I do recall she liked a lot of pain.


message 21: by ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ (last edited Sep 21, 2013 07:46PM) (new)

~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ KB - I haven't read The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton so I can't say - her other books haven't really had any taboo content, that I can recall - looks like I need to fit that one in somewhere so I can speak intelligently, lol.

Cari - At first glance when I saw your message, I was horrified that a new adult book had been added to the list (don't read that genre) but after looking at the reviews, was (view spoiler) alluded to? None of the reviews come out and say it so I'm guessing. I guess it fits in with the theme but it might be scary for people who saw this on a Listopia and saw all the other books, lol.


message 22: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood Lei, I went googling lol
No, seems like the first one deals with parental death and it's the second book in this series that deals with rape and incest. I doubt there's any taboos in Slammed.
Though it makes me think that although this list is probably meant for books that eroticise taboos, books that portray incest as a terrible thing would actually fit the list definition. Maybe erotic should have been used in the definition somewhere?


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ Cari - I edited the definition - with an age disclaimer. This has been an interesting list to watch, to say the least.

Thanks for your thoughts.


message 24: by ♡B♡ (new)

♡B♡ I have read Slammed and there is nothing that I can see that would make it taboo...There is a teacher student thing... BUT...if anyone has read it, I don't believe it qualifies for the list...


Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold! ha ha ha! I didn't think I read that much taboo. After looking at this list, I guess I do! LOL!


Am4u ❀ ~ AprilMarie4u ~ ❀ ♡ Brandy ♡ wrote: "I have read Slammed and there is nothing that I can see that would make it taboo...There is a teacher student thing... BUT...if anyone has read it, I don't believe it qualifies for the list..."

I agree. If I recall correctly the female m/c is 18 & the male m/c is 21. The student/teacher thing was portrayed more as an obstacle to their relationship.


message 27: by hugsandcookies (new)

hugsandcookies Didn't realize how taboo some of these titles sound?? Like 'MOAN FOR UNCLE... wtf!!!


message 28: by Royce (last edited Apr 21, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Royce Is there any consensual monster, alien, etc. books without Bondage, BDSM, Forced, Pissing Rape, Scat, Gay, Violent?


message 29: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 21, 2016 09:17PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Royce wrote: "Is there any consensual monster, alien, etc. books without Bondage, BDSM, Forced, Pissing Rape, Scat, Gay, Violent?"

Considering the title and description of this Listopia, you should probably look elsewhere for that...

I voted for some tittles, not because they are my 'favourite' by the way, as the description suggests, but because personally I think they belong on this list.


message 30: by Royce (new)

Royce Booklovinglady wrote: "Royce wrote: "Is there any consensual monster, alien, etc. books without Bondage, BDSM, Forced, Pissing Rape, Scat, Gay, Violent?"

Considering the title and description of this Listopia, you shoul..."

Do you know of any books that I'm looking for?


message 31: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood I'd definitely think sex with monsters is taboo lol Definitely socially unacceptable. You should be looking at scifi stories pehaps. Try doing a search on Amazon. Search words: monster taboo erotica

Even if you dont buy there, on amazon, it may show you some appropriate monster sex books. there is a list or two here on Goodreads for tentacle sex books. Both male and female, but theres no way to narrow it down to consensual ones without checking the reviews and blurb on each book.


message 32: by WhatIReallyRead (new)

WhatIReallyRead OMG this list is sooooo full of bullshit. Jeez, hot billionairs kidnap regular nobody girls and hold captive? And then care for them and fall in love? WTF!!!
Hot guys don't need to kidnap anybody. Especially if they are rich. They can have plenty of willing females, including those who are into bdsm shit.
Also, twisted guys are like not capable of caring. Also, I imagine they are mostly ugly or average.
Also, when you are totally under control you are boring. You can't make the captor fall for you if you are a THING that is just tossed around, and so spineless as to enjoy it after a while.
UGH!!! This is just stupid wish fulfillment shit! Like, he's so hot and rich, but also so twisted, as to want me to a point of being abusive, but in the end he's caring (to make previous abuse okay), and I'm the only one who can save him. Jeez. Girls, chill. These fantasies are doing you no good. Get over yourselves.


message 33: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 05, 2016 09:21AM) (new)

Booklovinglady WhatIReallyRead wrote: "OMG this list is sooooo full of bullshit. . ..."

Although I agree in principle (but it is fiction and escapism, after all), the books on the list are exactly what the description specifies....

By the way, I noticed you've read Fifty Shades of Grey and rated it three stars... How does that fit, considering your message above ("Jeez. Girls, chill. These fantasies are doing you no good. Get over yourselves"), because Fifty Shades definitely qualifies as 'billionaires and bullshit' in my book....


message 34: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 17, 2016 12:33AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Royce wrote: "Do you know of any books that I'm looking for?..."

I've undoubtely read some, but the problem is I tend to forget about them the moment I've read the last page, as they don't exactly make a lasting impression ;-)

As Cari said earlier, there is "a list or two here on Goodreads for tentacle sex books. Both male and female", Have a look at Tentaclesex, yay!, Tentaclesex with women! and Gay Interspecies Romance and Erotica.

I've just remembered some titles, thanks to the Listopia's: Glistening Tentacle Bundle, The Encounter, An Alien Massaged me Intimately and Wrong Turn. All of them are consensual and none of them are gay (if I remember correctly :-0).


message 35: by Cari (last edited Nov 05, 2016 03:58PM) (new)

Cari Silverwood WhatIReallyRead wrote: "OMG this list is sooooo full of bullshit. Jeez, hot billionairs kidnap regular nobody girls and hold captive? And then care for them and fall in love? WTF!!!
Hot guys don't need to kidnap anybody. ..."


This seems like trolling. You're here but hate what this list specifically asks for. Nonconsent for one. You don't even read highly erotic stories. fsog was something you read to see what the fuss was about.

These are all fiction. Strange that. Fiction IS fantasy. These are erotic fantasies, and yes WISH FULFILLMENT, not what someone wants in real life. Stop trying to insult the reading choices of others.

Go insult those who read about serial killers ripping out hearts, or those who read knitting books, or (also wish fulfillment) vanilla romances where people skip off into the sunset with Highlanders. Not everyone likes what you do, or should have to.

PS to anyone wondering. I have read those first two categories I mention above, and I don't care what others read. A book is for you when you turn those pages. Read what you want. Enjoy those stories.


message 36: by ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ (last edited Nov 05, 2016 07:00PM) (new)

~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ When I created this listopia back in 2012, it was because I wanted a place to find books that were more of a 'taboo' nature as evidenced by the list of suggested topics. A judgement-free list.

As time has gone on, my measly list has grown to encompass many more books than I ever imagined and perhaps there are books listed that *I* wouldn't necessarily categorize as taboo.

But, as GR has gotten increasingly less reader friendly (home page as just the latest example), I find myself spending less time here, and it's not worth it for me to delete books that I don't think really belong on this list.

For me, a taboo read is Object D'Art by Juxian TangObject D'Art but for someone else, FSOG may just be the most 'taboo' book they've read, in subjective terms for them. This list can and does list both books.

I welcome you to look at the list and find something that teases your boundaries, whatever they are.

And as dearly departed Frank (RIP) says:
“So many books, so little time.” ~ Frank Zappa ~
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/66-s...

@WhatIReallyRead - the way most heroines are written in m/f are why I now read 95% m/m. An m/m hero can be a plumber or a landscaper or a barista.


message 37: by Cari (new)

Cari Silverwood ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ wrote: "When I created this listopia back in 2012, it was because I wanted a place to find books that were more of a 'taboo' nature as evidenced by the list of suggested topics. A judgement-free list.

As ..."

A very measured and objective response, Lei, however I doubt most of it will apply to the person commenting above. She came here to lecture others on their poor taste, as far as I can tell, and nothing more. No erotic books except for fsog and she tags fsog bs-bingo and bad-writing, and rates all the others in that series as one or two.

I wouldnt read fsog either, or call it taboo (for me), but I also wouldnt deride anyone for reading it or for calling it taboo. I know for some any bdsm is dark.

She also calls BDSM shit and gently tells us girls to get over ourselves. I dont see any liking for taboo reads, unless all those books of hers are flying under the radar.

Are there a lot of billionaire mf stories? Yes. However that dark erotic horror vibe in Objet d'Art is increasingly being seen in MF dark erotica.
Pretty Stolen Dolls. Pretty Stolen Dolls (Pretty Stolen Dolls, #1) by Ker Dukey
lily White seems to write it.
Ker Dukey and K Webster?
8 days to Salvation. 8 Days For Salvation by Yolanda Olson
Take me with you Take Me with You by Nina G. Jones

I dont write quite that dark, and I can't guarantee zero billionaires in the above as I havent read them, but the rise and rise of erotic horror/ horror erotica has been marked in the last year or so.


message 38: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 17, 2016 12:30AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Cari wrote: " A book is for you when you turn those pages. Read what you want. Enjoy those stories. ..."

I couldn't have said it better myself :-)

As I mentioned earlier, the interesting thing is that 'WhatIReallyRead' not only read Fifty Shades but rated it three stars. Not a single mention of BDSM or billionaires in Fifty Shades, now is there? ;-) My reason for reading it was to see what all the fuss was about as well. It's beyond me how someone who writes a message like 'WhatIReallyRead' did here can rate Fifty Shades three stars: People like or dislike the book and giving it three stars to me definitely sounds as if one belongs to the first group...

By the way, I don't think any of the subjects mentioned in the description would be considered 'taboo reads' here in the Netherlands. Some of the subjects may be frowned upon slightly, but that's it. After all, it is all fiction and people can read whatever they like. I noticed other things as well no-one here in the Netherlands would loose any sleep over, although on Amazon and GR subjects like having an affair with a step are called taboo reads too. Interesting...


message 39: by WhatIReallyRead (new)

WhatIReallyRead Booklovinglady wrote: "By the way, I noticed you've read Fifty Shades of Grey and rated it three stars... How does that fit, considering your message above, because Fifty Shades definitely qualifies as 'billionaires and bullshit' in my book..."

You're right. Also, I'm inconsistent here. The only thing I can say in my defense is that FSoG was the first erotica anything I've read. Also, at that point I didn't realize that the whole billionaire thing was kinda a genre of it's own. I mean, you can stretch your imagination once, but seeing a whole list of books with the same thing was sorta... too much?


message 40: by WhatIReallyRead (new)

WhatIReallyRead Cari wrote: "This seems like trolling. You're here but hate what this list specifically asks for. "
Not trolling, just genuinely voicing an opinion. I stumbled upon this list by accident and was surprised to find so many books, esp. popular books that fit the description. I have no issue with the list per se, I was commenting on the genre it represents if you will. Am I out of place here? It's the first time I've commented on a list, and now that I think about it, my strong-worded comment probably doesn't belong here. Sorry folks, I probably just got the whole "Goodreads lists" thing wrong, didn't mean to offend anybody.

You definitely have a point, although I do disagree with you on a couple of things. When I read a book and think something in it is stupid, sometimes that it detracts from the pleasure of reading it. But then, sometimes it doesn't. Even the general plot outline can be the same, and the reaction - different. I guess it depends on the book.

Also, I'm not insulting the readers of these books (or do I? don't mean to, anyway). I have issues with some stuff in these books. And the "Jeez. Girls, chill" bit applies to me as well as anyone. Because if I'm not exactly a lover of this particular sub-genre, I definitely do read (and enjoy) a lot of bs in romance books :)


message 41: by WhatIReallyRead (last edited Nov 20, 2016 01:20PM) (new)

WhatIReallyRead Booklovinglady wrote: "As I mentioned earlier, the interesting thing is that 'WhatIReallyRead' not only read Fifty Shades but rated it three stars. Not a single mention of BDSM or billionaires in Fifty Shades, now is there? ;-) My reason for reading it was to see what all the fuss was about as well. It's beyond me how someone who writes a message like 'WhatIReallyRead' did here can rate Fifty Shades three stars: People like or dislike the book and giving it three stars to me definitely sounds as if one belongs to the first group..."

Sometimes a three-star rating means "I don't know what to rate this book, I'll give it something in the middle". Cause, you know, you can have different feelings about different aspects of a book.
Also, as you read more books of the same genre your reaction to some plot devices, character traits etc. changes.


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