The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: 69 Book Titles that Double as Terrible Sex Advice

Someone pumped laughing gas into the Riot headquarters. That’s the only explanation for this post.

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So what happened is, someone (ahem…Jeff) mentioned that Me Before You also makes for awful sex advice. And that just opened the floodgates. I only take responsibility for a few of these…and I’m not saying which ones.

  1. All My Puny Sorrows
  2. My Struggle
  3. Purity
  4. Crime and Punishment
  5. Avenue of Mysteries
  6. Small Wonder
  7. The Turn of the Screw
  8. Rules of Civility
  9. Hyperbole and a Half
  10. A Manual for Cleaning Women
  11. A Storm Of Swords
  12. The Night Circus
  13. The Stranger
  14. All Quiet on the Western Front
  15. Disgrace
  16. The Chamber of Secrets
  17. Stone Mattress
  18. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  19. Tiny Beautiful Things
  20. Everything That Rises Must Converge
  21. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
  22. The Queen of the Night
  23. No Country for Old Men
  24. Into the Wild
  25. Catching Fire
  26. Great Expectations
  27. The Dark Tower
  28. The Lovely Bones
  29. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
  30. Anything That Moves
  31. Lean In
  32. Howard’s End
  33. The Sound And The Fury
  34. The Bone Season
  35. Single Carefree Mellow
  36. The Naked And The Dead
  37. True Grit
  38. Welcome to the Monkey House
  39. So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  40. Persuasion
  41. Why Not Me?
  42. And Then There Were None
  43. The Book Of Strange New Things
  44. The Little Friend
  45. The Taming of the Shrew
  46. The Secret History
  47. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  48. Fight Club
  49. Paddle Your Own Canoe
  50. How To Win Friends And Influence People
  51. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
  52. Invisible Man
  53. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  54. The Big Short
  55. The Color Purple
  56. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  57. The Bone Clocks
  58. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
  59. Things Fall Apart
  60. Cry, the Beloved Country
  61. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
  62. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  63. She’s Come Undone
  64. Naked Lunch
  65. Stranger in a Strange Land
  66. Consider The Lobster
  67. The Art of The Deal
  68. Bossypants
  69. Getting Things Done

I promise, the fact that there are 69 of these is purely coincidence. Promise.

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Rachel Manwill: Rachel Manwill is an editor, writer, and professional nomad. Twice a year, she runs the #24in48 readathon, during which she does almost no reading. She's always looking for an excuse to recommend a book, whether you ask her for one or not. When she's not ranting about comma usage for her day job as a corporate editor, she's usually got an audiobook in her ears and a puppy in her lap. Blog: A Home Between Pages Twitter: @rachelmanwill