True Confessions | What I Read in Public vs. What I Read in Private

June Wrap Up

Alright, it’s time for a little truth in this post. I’m going to disclose the good, the bad, and the trashy about what I actually read.

We read a LOT of fantasy and YA. We love it, but that is a lot of storylines running through your head and can be emotionally taxing. So we read “palette cleansers” to get over them.

When I say “palette cleanser” I mean a trashy book.

I LOVE a good trashy book. I’m not talking about all of the top 100 Romances on amazon either. This refers to books that are borderline plotless because we just want some sex.

I also want to be clear that I don’t think that calling a book trashy is a negative. Smut keeps the world running and it is a fantastic thing.

If you check out my personal goodreads, you will see that I have read 150+ books this year. In reality, it’s well over 200. There are just some books that I don’t include. Mostly because my MIL is my friend and I don’t need her seeing that side of me.

I’m not ashamed that I read them, I read them on planes and in public waiting in line. But our blog is primarily YA and that is what we like to write about.

So here is a rundown of books I have read, but don’t list on Goodreads.


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Chosen by the Vampire Kings by Charlene Hartnady

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Hard Rock Tease by Athena Ward

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Red Havoc Guardian by T.S. Joyce

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Vicious by L.J. Shen

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Wild Irish by C.M. Seabrook


I think we should just all read what we want to and stop being embarrassed or shaming others for their tastes. Do what you want and don’t let bitches get you down!

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22 thoughts on “True Confessions | What I Read in Public vs. What I Read in Private

  1. FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT!!!!! Hahahahaha! I was going to post something on social media from Goodreads about how I met my goal for the year and decided against it for the sake of someone random from Facebook that I’m related to or something clicking on there and seeing some of the romance novels I’ve read. It’s so silly but I can’t help it! I feel like this was a bigger topic back when 50 Shades came out too… I remember reading that at work (college job) and thinking that the professors in the office I worked in were probably judging me!

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  2. Deborah Adams

    So glad you went there! Sarah J. Maas knows these secrets about us which is why we get a good dose of smut in her novels 🙂 but yes, give me a trashy book 4 out of 5 days and I’m for it.

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  3. I bet I would make a separate Goodreads for listing these 😀 it’s just, you’ve got to list the achievement somewhere! Haha.
    And I’ve actually recently wrote a post about the fact that we should stop using the term ‘guilty pleasures’ in terms of reading. It’s alright to read anything you want – we shouldn’t categorize it or have prejudice. There’s a lot of freedom and power in reading this kind of stuff (although it’s not my cuppa). Everyone should just read what they want and not be judged about it 🙂

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  4. Love it!! I also love a trashy read. It’s fun and sometimes you just don’t want to think to deeply. On some occasions, what I thought was a trashy book turned out to have some depth, so you can always judge a book by it’s cover or title! Long live trashy reads 🙂

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  5. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins

    SING IT!! I figure a LOT of people fought very hard to allow us access to smutty books (looking at the history of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Tropic of Cancer in publication, for instance), so really it’s quite disrespectful to their memories if we DON’T indulge now and then, right?? 😉

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  7. “There are just some books that I don’t include. Mostly because my MIL is my friend and I don’t need her seeing that side of me.”

    LOL!
    I love this post so much! While I don’t really read smut personally I totally can appreciate it for the palette cleanse that it is AND I am so glad that it is there for people.

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  9. ” we just want some sex.” * giving you virtual high five * Who doesn´t want to read a good smut? I never gave two flippin´ foo foo´s if someone knows I like to read smut or not. I read it because I truly enjoy it. Lol. I´ll read a smut / dirty romance / trashy book in public, in front of the husbutt… whenever I feel the need rising. I even blog about it once in a blue moon because…. why not, you know? But I get what you´re saying. I my actual preferred genres are ( aside from romance, of course ) science books. Mainly because I´m a scientist. I L.O.V.E science books but have never written a review for one of the heavy hams on my shelves. ( Who does that anyway? Lol) I think you´re absolutely safe with enjoying smut reads. Because every once in a while we all need plotless, mindless reads. Loved this post ❤

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