TW Lists

I frequently find myself noting the content of rape or attempted rape in books that I am reviewing whose blurbs gave no hint as to having that content.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with a book having a plot point of rape or attempted rape, but some readers seek to avoid them for personal reasons.  Some readers just don’t like reading about rape or attempted rape, while others find reading about rape or attempted rape to be triggering for a mental illness they may have, such as PTSD or OCD.  It is for the latter reason that a content note like the one I am providing is often called a “trigger warning,” often shortened to an acronym of “tw” followed by the content note.  For instance, “tw: rape.”

The content I by far find myself needing to note in my reviews more than any other is rape or attempted rape.  I thus decided to curate this list of books I have reviewed on my blog that contain rape or attempted rape.  A book being included on this list does not necessarily mean I consider it a bad book or a badly written book.  It is purely a content note.  For further details about the book, including rating and details about the rape/attempted rape content, please click out to the full review of the book.

Attempted Rape:

  • Alien in the Family by Gini Koch (review)
  • The Keep by F. Paul Wilson (review)
  • A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire (review)
  • The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (review)
  • Storm Born by Richelle Mead (review)
  • Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler (review)
  • Unsouled by Neal Shusterman (review)
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman (review)
  • Wolf Hunt: The Burning Ages by Sebastian P. Breit (review)


  • Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (review)
  • The Bay of Foxes by Sheila Kohler (review)
  • Beast Saves the Brothers and Sisters of the Cosmic I Am by G. W. Davies (review)
  • Bits of Bliss – Volume 1 by Andrea Trask (review)
  • The Book of Night Women by Marlon James (review)
  • Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan (review)
  • Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (review)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (review)
  • Horns by Joe Hill (review)
  • It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole (review)
  • King of Paine by Larry Kahn (review)
  • The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You by Dorothy Bryant (review)
  • The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer (review)
  • Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (review)
  • Set Adrift by D.S. Kenn (review)
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (review)
  • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (review)
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (review)
  • Storm Born by Richelle Mead (review)
  • Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon (review)
  • The Walking Dead, Book 3 by Robert Kirkman (review)
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga (review)
  • The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga (review)
  • Zelde M’Tana by F. M. Busby (review)



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