I hate to say, "Don't read this book. It's bad." It's really not anyone's place to make a judgment call like that for another person. However, there are so many books out there that you hear such great things about and it would be nice to know before you pick it up if there's anything that could be considered offensive in it. I'm just going to put out a little information that I've gathered about a few of these books.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I didn't get through this book. Not because I didn't want to finish it. I really did. I loved the premise of the book and it was so interesting. There were just so many F-words that I finally had to stop. I just can't handle too much of that. If I were rating this book it would probably be a 4.2.5.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
I started listening to this one on cd's. Within the first 15 minutes there was a scene with several F-words. It was a stressful, serious situation so I don't know if that kind of language continued through the book. So I really can't rate this book. I'd be interested in knowing a little more about it, if anyone's read it.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
I liked this book. You have to think of it as pure fiction (which it is) or it might shake your faith in the Bible a little. It's very disrespectful towards the prophet Jacob, if not sacrilegious, but I liked the women so much that I didn't worry about it. There is also a lot of sex in this book, but not really illicit or graphic. I have friends who couldn't finish it because of this but it didn't bother me much. (Isn't it funny how different people are affected?) I don't necessarily recommend this book but if the sort of things I've talked about don't bother you, it might be worth trying. It makes me nervous that I've just said all of this. Oh well, think what you will. That's my take on it. The rating for this book is (according to my memory) 4 or 5.3.2