Monday, E.L. James announced that she would publish
another book in her "Fifty Shades of Grey"
series. And as of Tuesday morning, based on preorders,
"Grey" is at the top of Amazon’s bestseller
Shades of Grey" is, of course, the erotic
bestseller in which innocent college student Anastasia
Steele falls for billionaire Christian Grey, who
introduces her to the sexual pleasures of bondage. That
novel, and its sequels — "Fifty Shades
Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed" — are
told from Steele’s point of view.
will return to that story, told from Grey’s side.
"See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through
the eyes of Christian Grey," the book’s Amazon
page reads. "In Christian’s own words, and
through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James
offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has
enthralled millions of readers around the world."
rocketing to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list,
"Grey" has shaken a few other books loose. The
self-help book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
Up" has moved to No. 2; the children’s board book
"First 100 Words" has dropped to No. 3; the
thriller "The Girl on the Train" has fallen to
No. 6; David McCullough’s "The Wright
Brothers" has moved down to No. 7.
other summer books still only available as preorders —
"Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee and
"Finders Keepers" by Stephen King — have
also been bumped down, to No. 8 and 9, resepctively.
readers finally do get "Grey," they’ll have
plenty to enjoy: The paperback is 576 pages.
"Grey" will be released on June 18.