Summertime is perfect for getting your read on with the right book. Whether you’re on vacation or can’t seem to fall asleep, having a good book in your hands will surely be an excellent company – anytime, anywhere. But you don’t want to waste this glorious summer with the wrong book! That is why EmmeNation is here to save you from the hassles of going through lists of good books yourself, because we did all the research for you. So join EmmeNation this week, as we fill all your reading desires this summer!
Today kicks off with the category romance. Of course, romance cannot be forgotten among all genres, when it comes to us women. What is it about romance that just appeals to us right away? Furthermore, what is it about the #1 ranked best-selling book “50 Shades of Grey” that is making almost everyone in the nation go wild about? According to USA TODAY, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James has been sitting at number 1 for 11 weeks now, followed by the rest of the trilogy with “Fifty Shades Darker” as #2 and “Fifty Shades Freed” as #3. This Fifty Shades trilogy has been in the center of attention for quite a while now, in the media and in gossips. It has set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, exceeding the Harry Potter series, by selling over 20 million copies worldwide! So what is it about this erotic literature exactly?
It was a surprise when E L James stated that she was inspired by the “Twilight” series, as she dropped the vampires and added sex. But what drove women the attention was the fact that the Fifty Shades trilogy is actually not just about the sex, but the inner fantasy that there is real romance. With reference to USA TODAY, the 10 reasons why this book has “shackled” its readers are: women’s hope and crave for love, original genre, fairy-tale like plot (minus the sex), similar love conflict as Twilight, James’s honest writing style, lifestyle porn, convenient anonymous purchase from e-books, Christian Grey, impossible-to-end popularity, and the ability to improve sex life. Yup, this book has actually made many women, married women to be exact, admit that it has helped their “bedrock foundation”. What more can we say? The book has done its job.
So whether you’re in for a mind-blowing reading experience, or simply just searching for a romantic novel, take this time to dwell yourself into the undeniable and imaginative world of romance! If you have already finished the Fifty Shades trilogy, check out the other top lists of love novels:
- “Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel” by Sylvia Day
- “The Marriage Bargain” by Jennifer Probst
- “Samurai Game” by Christine Feehan
- “Savor the Moment” by Nora Roberts
- “The Last Boyfriend” by Nora Roberts
- “Midnight Promises” by Sherryl Woods
- “My Turn” by Nathan Seven Scott