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The Best Books About Adultery

Updated September 30, 2019 813 votes 354 voters 29.7k views94 items

List of best books about adultery, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on cheating are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched adultery bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about cheating and adultery. If you're looking for a list of top books on adultery then you're in the right place.

A list made up of books like Wifey and Playing away. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about adultery?" after checking out this list.

This greatest adultery book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these adultery books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

When you're done, be sure to check out our list of movies about cheating.

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  • Peyton Amberg1
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    Peyton Amberg

    Tama Janowitz

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • Madame Bovary2
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    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

    First Published1856

    SubjectsPopular literature, Literary, Literature, France, Classics

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Literary realism, Modernism, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageFrench Language

    Madame Bovary is the French writer Gustave Flaubert's debut novel. The story focuses on a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #171 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#120 of 1,235 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • Anna Karenina3
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    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

    First Published1877

    SubjectsMusic, Upper class, Literature, Russia, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Literary realism, Novel

    Original LanguageRussian Language

    Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Scarlet Letter4
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    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

    First Published1850

    SubjectsMonarch, Popular literature, Literary, Revenge, New England

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Children's literature, Romanticism, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #31 of 154 The Greatest American Novels#13 of 169 Books You'll Never Finish Reading

  • Couples5
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    Couples

    John Updike

    First Published1968

    SubjectsAdultery

    Couples is a 1968 novel by American author John Updike.Amazon buy button
  • The little women6
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    The little women

    Katharine Weber

    SubjectsLiterary, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • Shipwreck7
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    Shipwreck

    Louis Begley

    SubjectsAdultery

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  • The Quickie8
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    The Quickie

    James Patterson

    SubjectsMurder, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    This James Patterson Bibliography contains the list of books written and published by James... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jude the Obscure9
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    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy

    First Published1895

    SubjectsPopular literature, Death, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Tragedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Jude the Obscure is a novel by Thomas Hardy, which began as a magazine serial in December... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Marrying the mistress10
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    Marrying the mistress

    Joanna Trollope

    SubjectsAdultery

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  • Never kiss and tell11
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    Never kiss and tell

    Tracie Howard

    SubjectsAdultery

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  • Wifey12
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    Wifey

    Judy Blume

    First Published1978

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Wifey is a 1978 American novel by Judy Blume.Amazon buy button
  • A Child's Book of True Crime13

    First Published2002

    SubjectsMurder, Tasmania, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    A Child's Book of True Crime is a book by Chloe Hooper.Amazon buy button
  • Genevieve14
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    Genevieve

    Eric Jerome Dickey

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genevieve is a novel by Eric Jerome Dickey.Amazon buy button
  • Me and the fat man15
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    Me and the fat man

    Julie Myerson

    SubjectsEngland, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • Life Force16
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    Life Force

    Fay Weldon

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

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  • John Thomas and Lady Jane17

    SubjectsEngland, Adultery

    John Thomas and Lady Jane is a novel written by D. H. Lawrence, and published in 1927. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Moth Smoke18
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    Moth Smoke

    Mohsin Hamid

    First Published2000

    SubjectsLiterary, Pakistan, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Moth Smoke is a novel written by Mohsin Hamid, published in 2000. It tells the story of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bornholm Night-ferry19
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    SubjectsLiterary, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Biography, Fiction

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  • The Great Man20
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    The Great Man

    Kate Christensen

    First Published2007

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Great Man: A Novel is a 2007 novel by American author Kate Christensen. It won the 2008... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sin No More21
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    Sin No More

    Kimberla Lawson Roby

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction, Sociology

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  • The Photograph22
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    The Photograph

    Penelope Lively

    SubjectsEngland, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    2003 novel by Penelope Lively.Amazon buy button
  • Strangers23
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    Strangers

    Rosie Thomas

    SubjectsAdultery

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

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  • Lying24
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    Lying

    Wendy Perriam

    SubjectsLiterary, Espionage, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • Temptation25
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    Temptation

    Dermot Bolger

    SubjectsIreland, Adultery

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