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
1 Captive in the Dark (The Da...
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2 Seduced in the Dark (The Da...
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3 Consequences (Consequences,...
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4 Forbidden
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5 Comfort Food
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6 Love's Forbidden Flower (Fo...
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7 The Siren (The Original Sin...
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8 Epilogue (The Dark Duet, #3)
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9 Truth (Consequences, #2)
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10 The Prince (The Original Si...
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11 The Angel (The Original Sin...
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12 Under Mr. Nolan's Bed (Unde...
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13 Daddy Morebucks (Daddy's Gi...
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14 Tender Mercies
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15 Undeniable (Undeniable, #1)
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16 The Tied Man (The Tied Man,...
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17 Tears of Tess (Monsters in ...
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18 The Riding School (Pony Tal...
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19 Willing Victim
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20 Unteachable
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21 Raw
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22 Guilty Pleasures
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23 Break Her
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24 The Reluctant Dom
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25 Time's Forbidden Flower (Fo...
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26 Lost
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27 Lolita
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28 Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2)
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29 Her Master's Courtesan (Mas...
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30 Deadly Captive (Deadly Capt...
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31 Quintessentially Q (Monster...
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32 The Last Girl
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33 Bound
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34 The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
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35 Abduction
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36 Marly's Choice  (Men of Aug...
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37 Slammed (Slammed, #1)
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38 Club Mephisto (Club Mephist...
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39 Underestimated (Underestima...
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40 On the Island (On the Islan...
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41 Destroy Me (Obsession, #1-3)
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42 Big Sky
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43 Naughty Bits
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44 The Auction
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44 Wanderlust
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46 Take Me, Break Me (Pierced ...
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47 Flawed
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48 Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)
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49 Mercy
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50 Surrender To Me (Obsession,...
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51 Beyond Complicated
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52 Uncle Ed's Lap
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53 Carrie's Story: An Erotic S...
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54 Flowers in the Attic (Dolla...
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55 Bind and Keep Me (Pierced H...
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56 What Worse Place Can I Beg ...
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57 The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction
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58 Horrorscape (Horrorscape, #2)
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59 Beyond Eden (Eden, #1)
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60 Treasure (The Kept Series, #1)
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61 Bloodraven
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62 Brie Learns the Art of Subm...
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63 Uncovering You: The Contrac...
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64 Screaming in the Silence
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65 A Divine Life (The Divine T...
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66 To Serve is Divine (The Div...
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67 Safeword Matte (Safeword, #3)
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68 Collateral Damage (Deadly C...
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69 Gator Got Her
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70 Therapist
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71 Taken by the Monsters: An E...
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72 Keep  (The Kept Series, #2)
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73 Gemini
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74 Gaijin
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75 Bound and Freed Boxed Set (...
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76 Safeword Rainbow (Safeword,...
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77 Lord Melchior
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77 Father's Keeper
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79 The Carnalli Complex (Carna...
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80 Hostile Takeover (Knights o...
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81 Safeword Davenport (Safewor...
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82 Topping from Below
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83 Chronic Carnalli Complex (C...
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84 Comfort Object (Comfort, #1)
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85 Mafia Captive
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86 Safeword Quinacridone (Safe...
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87 Heather's Gift (Men of Augu...
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88 The Frog: A Tale of Sexual ...
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89 Daddy's Favorites: Anna
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90 Safewords Davenport and Chi...
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91 Elizabeth's Bondage (Elizab...
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92 Neko
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93 Anchored (Belonging, #1)
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94 The Flesh Cartel #6: Brothe...
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95 Heat
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96 Uncle Dominic's Touch (Wick...
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97 Slave Island
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98 Ice Queen (Nature of Desire...
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99 Dark Soul Vol. 1 (Dark Soul...
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100 On the Bus (Sibling Lust, #3)
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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.


♡ Brandy ♡ 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! Spring is Finally Here! ha ha ha! I didn't think I read that much taboo. After looking at this list, I guess I do! LOL!


~ 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!!!


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