So I decided to make a list of what I consider classics. Keep in mind, this is MY list.
1. The story of O
The classic erotic novel, THE STORY OF O relates the love of a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer for Rene. As part of that intense love, she demands debasement and severe sexual and psychological tests. It is a unique work not to be missed.
2. Pride and Prejudice
In this historic romance, young Elizabeth Bennet strives for love, independence and honesty in the vapid high society of 19th century England.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Pride-and-Prejudice-ebook/dp/B008476HBM/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369166520&sr=1-2&keywords=pride+and+prejudice
3. Jane Eyre
As a young governess, Jane Eyre falls for Mr. Rochester, the master of Thornfield Hall. While their affections grow, a horrible secret threatens to tear the lovers apart.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Eyre-ebook/dp/B004GHNIR0/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369166645&sr=1-2&keywords=jane+eyre
4. Dracula (yes it is a love story at its core)
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Dracula-ebook/dp/B00BR1KZ7O/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369166783&sr=1-3&keywords=bram+stoker%27s+dracula
5. Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular archetypal stories of young, teenage lovers.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Romeo-Juliet-ebook/dp/B004LGTKGE/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369166889&sr=1-5&keywords=romeo+and+juliet
Some Modern Day Classics
1. Sex and The City
Sex and the City is a fantastic and sometimes terrifying foray into the hearts, minds, and mating habits of modern-day New Yorkers. Travelling in packs from lavish parties to high-end clubs, Bushnell’s vividly candid characters live out the never-ending search for the perfect relationship. Bushnell’s firsthand commentary on the behavior of the rich and famous is by turns witty and shocking, and always boldly true. In these pages you will meet “Carrie,” the young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; “Samantha Jones,” the successful proto-cougar who approaches sex just like a man; and “Mr. Big,” the captain of industry who jumps from one bed to the next.
Equal parts soap opera, gossip page, sociological study, and dating manual, Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell’s former New York Observer column, has attracted a cult following and been adapted into two major motion pictures and one of the most popular TV series of our time. This is the groundbreaking work that both decoded and shaped a culture and a generation.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Sex-and-the-City-ebook/dp/B004ZMWV2Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369167022&sr=1-1&keywords=sex+and+the+city
2. 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
IS HE FOR REAL?
He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…
Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life.
He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .
But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.
I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.
If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
So there you have it, some of my favorite classics. And yes the three new ones are maybe not for everyone, I loved them and I stand by them!
What are some of your favorites? Old or new, doesn't matter. Leave a comment below!