Fifty shades of grey, brown and yellow

It’s book sale time again and looking at the preparations for our next big library book sale I see quite a lot of dog eared copies of Twilight. About five years ago it was the ‘must read’ sensation and it is still very popular.

I can’t help thinking that in five years time lots of copies of Fifty Shades Of Grey will be cluttering up the booksale (though I wonder if I’d buy a 22nd hand copy!). How times have changed, five years ago Edward gazed lustfully at the cute vein in Bella’s neck and now the characters that are based on them are up to all sorts! (Ok, I haven’t read it, but I’ve heard a lot about it).

I wish I knew what would be the cult sensation for five years time. I was pretty close last time so here are my guesses.

Cowboys – we haven’t seen cowboys in AGES! No? How about fairies then, they got a bit popular and then disappeared. Hopefully misery lit is in the past, but it still sells well. Vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night are still building and building, I reckon Spooky Mrs Green is onto a winner.

I think gritty rural family sagas are over, but who knows.

Anyone else got a prediction?

Image courtesy of Friends of Kent Library




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6 Responses to Fifty shades of grey, brown and yellow

  1. terry1954 says:

    i like real life stories, with intense reading, so no guesses here, sorry

  2. Thanks for the mention! Actually I reckon you might find my books in there after the next popular craze is over… then I predict it will be all about the fairies, which I will probably be writing about as well!

  3. I don’t know, I reckon we haven’t seen the last of various animals yet, werewolves etc may disappear but I think there is still a gap for shapeshifters of some kind. Reckon zombie books might explode sometime soon as well as no one’s really written a decent zombie saga yet so plenty of room for that! And dragons (everybody loves dragons).

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