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?
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