20 Bedtime Stories for Your Girlfriend that are Sure to Please

Bedtime stories aren’t just for kids anymore. So it’s time to get creative! Here are 20 bedtime stories for your girlfriend that she’s going to love.

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You can get lost in a good book, so why not share the adventure with your girlfriend? Creating bedtime stories for your girlfriend, or picking a book off the shelf, can be a great way to create a bond between you and your mate. Plus, you’ll spend a little more time talking and a little less time watching TV before bed.
Whether you’re looking to get sleepy or get hot and bothered, there’s going to be a great book out there for you to earn brownie points with your sweetie-pie.
So why are bedtime stories for your girlfriend so good? Um, because it’s totally cute and adorable. There are so many benefits to reading as a couple that it’ll make your head spin. Before we get into our list of fantastic reads, we’ll give you some excellent reasons to read bedtime stories to your girlfriend.
Bedtime stories for your girlfriend – great for long distance relationships
People who are in long distance relationships are always looking for new ways to connect with their partner. Instead of Skyping a simple goodnight with your girlfriend, try reading her a bedtime story!
This is a cute and fun way to connect and build that before-bed intimacy that couples who live together would otherwise get from spooning their way to sleep. [Read: The art of storytelling in a relationship]
What to do if your girlfriend’s an insomniac
Read to her, of course! A long reading session before bed is actually one way in which insomniacs train their bodies to sleep. What better way to help ease your girlfriend’s insomnia than to read her a bedtime story?
It’s good for the brain
Not only is reading together a bonding experience, it also stimulates brain activity and promotes a healthy stress level.
Did you know that with every memory, new synapses are formed in the brain? This means that reading literally strengthens your brain. Research also suggests that regular reading may help slow or prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Reading together strengthens relationships… maybe
Brain benefits aside, reading as a couple is super intimate – even if you’re just reading a bedtime story for your girlfriend.
Picture yourself cuddled up in front of the roaring fireplace *or just in bed* reading to your girlfriend and watching her slowly doze off. This is a relaxing pastime that both of you will look forward to. [Read: How to talk dirty in bed]
Whether you’re reading a classic fairy tale or something a little sexier, the use of different voices and tone is sure to show off your creative side and make your girlfriend weak at the knees.
Reduce stress by reading
Our minds are flooded with technology all day long. Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and relax with a good book, so why not make it a pastime for you as a couple?
Reading together can reduce stress levels. A study by the University of Sussex found that just 6 minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by almost 70% percent. It’s easy to get lost in a story together and let the stress from the day slip away.
So, the next time your girlfriend can’t sleep because she can’t stop thinking about the bills, pull out the ole’ storybook and having some well-deserved relaxation time.
Bedtime stories for your girlfriend
Now that you know why reading bedtime stories for your girlfriend is awesome, we’re going to move on to *what* you should read. From classic to slutty, we’re showing you the ultimate list of must-have books to read before bed. [Read: How to fall in love like you’re in a fairy tale]
Classic fairy tales
Classics are classic for a reason. We’re talking books about good vs. evil, princes and princesses – classic romance stories. The cartoon versions of these fairy tales may have your girlfriend saying “awww,” but the true versions contain dark undertones with glittering princesses. What’s not to love?
Some great fairy tales to read to your girlfriend before bed include:
#1 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – Believe it or not, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was actually written by a mathematician named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
Using the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, Alice’s author writes about a disturbed young girl falling through a rabbit hole into a peculiar new world that is sometimes described as “literary nonsense.”
P.S. This is also a fantastic book to practice using different voices. [Read: To tell or not to tell? Bedtime confessions]
#2 Rumpelstiltskin by Brothers Grimm – Brothers Grimm certainly made sure these original fairytales were exactly that – grim! The original Rumpelstiltskin was a story about a young girl who is locked in a tower by the king, demanding that she spin straw into gold after her father falsely claims she can *great job, dad! Not.*
Her punishment if she can’t make it happen? Beheading, of course! This tale is a dark and fascinating bedtime story for your girlfriend.
#3 The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen – Much darker than the Disney version, this Little Mermaid follows a mermaid who strikes a deal with a sea witch to swap her fins out for legs. Plot twist? Somebody dies. We’ll leave it at that, and urge you to give it a read to your sweetheart.
#4 The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen – Cute, short, and to the point, this adorable fairytale follows a princess with some major back issues! [Read: Sexy things to say in bed]
#5 Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm – After being abandoned by their parents and left to die in the woods, Hansel and Gretel stumble across a gingerbread house with candy accents galore.
Inside the house is a nasty old witch who kidnaps them and plans to eat them *yuck*. Yet another cheery tale from the Brothers Grimm.
#6 Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie – An absolute classic, Peter Pan follows the tale of a boy who refused to grow up. He whisks Wendy Darling and her siblings off to Never Neverland and has pirate-fighting adventures.
#7 Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm – Published in 1812, this German classic tells the story of a man so desperate to save his ailing wife that he promises evil Dame Gothel his first born child in exchange for sustenance. Father of the year? Ummm, no.
Dame Gothel then locks Rapunzel up in a tower where she’s kept for years and years. [Read: Sex games to play in bed]
#8 Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve – Seeking shelter from a storm, a merchant takes refuge in a spooky, yet enchanting palace. There he runs into a terrible Beast who, to say the least, is pretty pissed he popped in.
The merchant promises he will bring the Beast his most beautiful daughter in exchange for sparing his life. As it turns out, Beauty is treated like a queen at the palace. Her sisters, jealous of her spoils, try to get the Beast to eat their sister *yuck, again*. Heartbreak and magic ensue.
#9 Snow White by Brothers Grimm – An evil queen, a poisonous apple, and naïve ole’ Snow White. Need we say anything more? This morbid tale follows a queen so insistent on being the most beautiful gal on the block, she sends out a huntsman to murder the very pretty Snow White.
When the Huntsman can’t go through with it, Snow White is forced to flee into the woods where she meets seven dwarves. This odd little tale is an absolute classic.
#10 Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm – Aptly named for a bedtime story, this fairytale follows Sleeping Beauty, a woman who pricks her finger on a spindle and falls asleep indefinitely. The only thing that can wake her? True love’s kiss. [Read: Fool-proof kissing tips for a sexy smooch]
Dirty bedtime stories for your girlfriend
If you’re looking for something a little less fairy and a little more frisky, these sexy reads are for you.
#11 The Camelot Series by Ruthie Knox – This titillating series follows the Clarks of Camelot family and their salacious sex lives. Definitely worth a read to your special someone.
#12 Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel – A variety of oral sex stories that range from kind of dirty to hot-and-heavy. These eating out stories are sure to get your girlfriend hot and bothered.
#13 Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel – A companion to Tasting Her, this book follows a similar pattern of erotic BJ stories. Are there any other kinds? [Read: Tips and tricks to give her oral sex like a pro]
#14 Erotic Poems by E. E. Cummings – Sure it’s a little corny, but erotic poems can also make you horny! See what we did there? E. E. Cummings book of erotic poems is sure to bring a chuckle to your girlfriend’s lips.
#15 Tangled by Emma Chase – This is like a rom-com in book form. Consider this a bedtime “beach read.” Sure, it isn’t going to change your world, but the tale of a self-centered man coming to grips with falling in love is definitely cute, sexy, and fun to read.
#16 The Beyond Series by Kit Rocha – This dystopian series features all the goods: forbidden love, lust, gangs, and plenty of drama. This is one of the most exciting bedtime stories for your girlfriend. [Read: Signs you’re feeling lust not love]
#17 Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women by Rachel Kramer Brussel – As the title suggests, your girlfriend is going to love this bedtime story that discusses everything women want between the sheets.
#18 Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin – A classic novel, Delta of Venus was considered to be erotic fiction in the 1940s, and with good reason! Covering all taboos, this story reveals sexual encounters and the unique differences between female and male sexuality.
#19 On Dublin Street by Samantha Young – This sexy fiction follows the story of an American woman living in Scotland. There, she makes a sexual agreement with a Scotsman that’s very… explosive.
#20 Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein – This book tells the tale of a two neighbors who are both shut off from the world, and both have voyeuristic passions for one another.
[Read: Sexual voyeurism and the horny rush it gives you]
You can come off as cute, charming, and creative all in one go! We call that a win/win/win! If you want to send your lover off to dreamland in the sweetest way possible, we highly recommend trying out these bedtime stories for your girlfriend.

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