My parents' weren't readers so they didn't know what I was reading. Sure they knew about Sweet Valley books, Babysitters Club, Fear Street and Star Wars. But had no idea I was reading romance books from Nora Roberts to Harlequin and Silhouette books, VC Andrews, murder mysteries, and other gothic books. They definitely would have banned both if they knew. VC Andrews was easier to claim as family sagas the one time my mom saw it. With other books I made sure to arrange SV, BSC or Star Wars books were always on top in bags with the other bags on the bottom. Or sometimes if I only bought books I knew they wouldn't approve off then I'd put them in my backpack and say I didn't find anything. It really wasn't too hard though it never occurred to her that I would read a book that had sex, incest or horrible violence in them. She was surprised when we were going through boxes a few years ago and came across some Harlequin History romances that they didn't belong to her mother who loved reading Harlequin History romances but to me.