Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fifty Shades: Book review

Yes, the tie, mask, and handcuffs all have meaning ;)

So I have finallllly finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and I have mixed feelings about the read. I originally picked up the book because so many of my girlfriends were reading it and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I decided that it would be the perfect book to read on my honeymoon...and it was ;)

Here I am on the first book in St. Barths

Some of my friends raved about the book, and said that it was THE BEST, while other friends explained that it wasn't a very sophisticated read, and was frankly not very good. Well, my opinion of the books are somewhere in the middle. While I definitely don't think it was the worst book that I've ever read, it's certainly not the BEST. 

These books are perfect for the light summer read. These are not the type of "page turning" books, where you just can't wait to get back to your book to find out what happens next; Because let's face it, we all know what's about to happen next: Sex, sex, and more sex. At first this sounds fun, but after a while it just gets old. My favorite part of the books were the story line, which I would classify as mediocre at best. I actually found myself skipping through the sex parts, because I felt that they became diluted and boring as they seemed to occur every 5 pages. Thankfully the story line picks up throughout the books, and becomes delightfully complex in the third book. 

Overall, I would recommend these books as a light read to someone wanting to spruce up their sex life with their partner! ;) Do not read these books if you are looking for a page-turning, gritty novel, as this is not it. 

Because envisioning Christian Grey and Annastasia Steele is probably the most intriguing part of reading these books, here are my picks for the soon to be movie.

Matt Bomer would be the PERFECT Christian Grey; There is no question about it!

Felicity Jones is the Anastasia Steele that I have imagined; I think she'd be amazing.

I'd love to hear any other thoughts/opinions about this trilogy. Feel free to share!


  1. Loved your take on the books, however your photo of Christian isn't Ian! Hehe that's Matt Bomer!! ;) Matt is definitely a great Christian! He was who I thought of the whole time I read!

    1. Haha oh, no! This pic came up when I googled Ian and I thought it looked especially good. I think Matt is my pick then! :) Thanks for the heads up girl!