A Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood - a post-apocalyptic (?) neo-christain society through the eyes of a maid servant.
Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike - a prequel to Hamlet focusing on the relationship between the queen and her brother-husband, the uncle-father to Hamlet.
The Red Tent by Anita Diament - Dinah's version of the biblical account in Genesis which led to the slaughter of all the men in a canaanite city.
i really like these books. the sex isn't anything distracting.
yes i'm a sexy free and single ಠ_ಠ