As Valentine’s Day (not to mention yet another cold night) approaches, you may find yourself in the mood for love. But what if you don’t? Never fear, because all you have to do is pick up a book. Yes, reading is sexy — especially when you’re reading one of these books, which range from literary fiction (with, ahem, some notable scenes) to famously romantic plays to “highbrow academia porn” to real literary erotica. After the jump, check out 50 books guaranteed to get you in the mood — or at least provide you with some seasonally appropriate train reading — and chime in with any titillating lit missing here in the comments.
The Virgins, Pamela Erens
Overheated boarding school romance has never been so delicious. And then there’s that voyeuristic, overly imaginative narrator for an extra layer of filmy allure.