Three years after its release, I finally succumbed to the call of Fifty Shades of Grey. From what I’d heard it was a porn-y version of Twilight and after having read all three books, I can confirm that statement.
After finishing, I realised that that was what it was based on.
It’s always fun picking a book from my much-loved bookshelf which houses around fifty books, I’d guess. Depending on the mood I am in at that moment, it could be any type of book that I snatch up and look away quickly to avoid a dilemma.
This time it was Siren – the cover looked interesting, the title hinted at some hot scenes and, well, I was just in the mood for that book.
A book that inspires you to open up a word document and start writing your own tale, is a book well-written. South African author, Lauren Beukes, manages to do this with her fantastic novel: The Shining Girls.
George Orwell could predict the future. His book 1984 is set in a dystopian future where every action and thought is controlled by the authority using ‘telescreens’. It resembles the present day too much. Amina Ahmed explains why this book is a must-read