50 Books Inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey
"It was damp, uncomfortable and didn't last very long but it's true what they say — you never forget your first shed." This is just one of the excerpts that we read in Fifty Sheds of Grey, an illustrated book featuring tweets from the 50ShedsofGrey Twitter account. Inspired by E L James's bestselling erotica series (but with shed-related themes "for the not-too-modern male"), this is just one of countless parodies, how-to companion books, critical reading guides, and even cookbooks the überpopular BDSM trilogy has spawned. There's Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, Fifty Shades of Gay, Fifty Shades of Chicken, and the bizarrely titled Fifty Shades of Grey Poupon. With a range from ridiculous self-published Kindle short stories to hardcover erotica, we aren't vouching for the quality of some of these — but if you need your Fifty fix, here are 50 books inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey!
Fifty Shades of Grey Pussy Cats
Fifty Shades of Grey Pussy Cats, Volume 1 by Farce Farce Away is described as a "tongue-in-cheek play on the Fifty Shades series that matches quotes from the novels with photo interpretations by gorgeous shades-of-grey cats."
Fifty Shades of Blue
S R Cooper's Fifty Shades of Blue, illustrated by Christie Matis, is a funny irreverent look at parenthood inspired by the boom of Fifty Shades babies. "A must-read if reading the E L James trilogy made you a mom."
Fifty Shades of Grass: Erotica For Classy Blokes
Fifty Shades of Grass: Erotica For Classy Blokes is the first in the Fifty Shades of Blokes books by L.O.L James, "a series for us guys who just don’t get all the fuss about this Fifty Shades malarkey."
Fifty Shades of Oz
L. Frank Baum and Lillian Jacobs's Fifty Shades of Oz (The 50 Shades of Dorothy Trilogy Book 1) takes a dirty spin on Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz story with a touch of humor, of course.
50 Shades of Grey Poupon
50 Shades of Grey Poupon is a book of sex advice for men and women by psychosexual therapist Damien Childs.
Fifty Shades of Louisa May
Fifty Shades of Louisa May is supposed to be the secret sex diary of Little House on the Prairie author Louisa May Alcott.
Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook
"Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last, in a book that makes every dinner a turn-on." It's Miss Chicken vs. the sexy, hungry chef in Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook by F.L. Fowler.
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
In Fanny Merkin's parody of the series, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, Mr. Grey has 50 "shames," including shopping at Walmart and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick).
Fifty Sheds of Grey
"She knelt before me on the shed floor and tugged gently, then harder until finally it came. I moaned with pleasure. Now for the other boot . . ." C. T. Grey's Fifty Sheds of Grey takes readers into the "dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain" that is a man's backyard shed.
Fifty Shades of Grey: The Strange Days Parodies
Fifty Shades of Grey: The Strange Days Parodies is a collection of "four unusually curious, shameful, sensual, hilarious parodies" of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody
Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery takes on the erotic bestseller and the classic romance. "Those wanting a little naughtiness in their lives should prepare themselves for Mr. Darcy's Blue Broom-Cupboard of Seriously Kinky Sh*t."
Fifty Shades of Gray Matter
Pat Connid's Fifty Shades of Gray Matter (or How I Nearly Stopped the Zombie Apocalypse with an Erection) is a humorously erotic zombie apocalypse story for those who thought the original wasn't bloody enough.
Fifty Shades of Brown
Melanie C. Jones's clever parody Fifty Shades of Brown follows a similar plot as the original, but is packed with satirical insights into the phenomenon and the erotic fiction genre.
Fifteen Shades For Grey
You won't find an erotic relationship in Fifteen Shades For Grey, just a "collection of heartwarming stories to raise money for rescued animals," like Grey, on the cover, who needs an ear operation.
Lighter Shades of Grey: A (very) Critical Reader's Guide to "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Cassandra Parkin's Lighter Shades of Grey: A (Very) Critical Reader's Guide to "Fifty Shades of Grey" pokes fun at the series, even sharing with readers the number of times Ana says "Oh my." (Hint: it's a lot.)
Fifty Shades of Bacon
Fifty Shades of Bacon is an "erotic cookbook that delves into the full bacon experience." (It's not really erotic, but it is full of sexy bacon recipes!)
Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland
Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland (First Book of the 50 Shades of Alice Trilogy) is a funny and erotic twist on the classic fairytale, following Alice and her "vibrating white rabbit down a deep, dark hole."
Fifty Shades of Twilight
Heavy on the spanking, Fifty Shades of Twilight parodies both the vampire series and the erotic Grey series with a heroine named Bellastasia.
50 Ways to Play: BDSM For Nice People
Learn the erotic tricks from the book series in 50 Ways to Play: BDSM For Nice People, a "simple and highly accessible nonfiction guide to BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, and Masochism)" with "50 edgy and erotic adventures to sample."
Fifty Shades of Infectious Zombie Pick-up Lines
"You put the FUN in CONTAGIOUS VIRAL FUNGUS" with Fifty Shades of Infectious Zombie Pick-up Lines (Secret Anonymous Parodies Book 5) by Secret Anonymous.
Fifty Shades of Ecstasy
Marisa Bennett's book Fifty Shades of Ecstasy provides readers with sex positions for "mind-blowing orgasms."
Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey
Lori Perkins compiled the opinions of editors, BDSM experts, erotic fiction authors, romance writers, and more on the Fifty phenomenon in Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fifty Shades of Pink
A warning about Fifty Shades of Pink: "This parody contains sparkles, unicorns, and unforgettable sex that you will probably wish you could forget."
Fifty Shades of Desire
In the satirical Fifty Shades of Desire, a woman finds love with the person she least expected to . . . the plumber.
A Million Shades of Green: The Real Story Behind Fifty Shades of Grey
Sean Black's A Million Shades of Green: The Real Story Behind Fifty Shades of Grey "will take you on a journey into the hidden world of porn fan fiction, where books originally written for, and aggressively marketed towards children and teenagers by writers such as J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer are given a violently pornographic twist before having their 'serial numbers filed off' and being sold on as original fiction."
Forty-Nine Shades of Pink
Jacqueline Druga finds a new way to parody the Fifty series with Forty-Nine Shades of Pink, about a gay poet who wakes up one morning to discover that his old life has been erased and he has a new identity.
Fifty Shades of Grayish
Fifty Shades of Grayish by Twilight D. Epps is the story of Anna Teal and Mr. Grayish, who enter into a passionate and painful relationship complete with flogging, tea bagging, and hot air balloon rides.
Fifty Shades of Red Riding Hood
"It was a romance that the world would never understand. He was a big bad wolf; she was just a young woman with no self-respect." Fifty Shades of Red Riding Hood describes itself as "repetitive, badly written, and poorly edited . . . all the ingredients necessary to become a runaway success."
A Coupla Shades of Taupe: A Parody
A Coupla Shades of Taupe: A Parody is the tender tale of Pagan Taupe, the richest man in Arkansas, and his obsession with Alexandra Aluminum "at a level normally portrayed by Rob Lowe in Lifetime movies."
Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy!
Hallee Bridgeman's Fifty Shades of Gravy; a Christian Gets Saucy! (Hallee's Galley Parody Cookbook Series 1) "is a cookbook wrapped in a parody surrounded by a comedy with a tongue firmly inserted into a cheek — but the recipes are deadly serious and may leave readers licking the gravy boat."
My Inner Goddess
"When literature student Bell-Ana Steale goes to interview the dazzlingly rich/powerful/handsome Christiano Gaynaldo (i.e. "Big G"), she encounters an Edward Cullenesque obsessive lover who she instantly desires as Her Man" in Jess C. Scott's My Inner Goddess.
Filthy Shades of Gray
Steve Roach's parody Filthy Shades of Gray aka The Pervert and the Slag is the story of Anna and her filthy relationship with "high-flying fruit stall owner Chris Gray."
Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire: Anais's Sin
Sabrina Swan's Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire: Anais's Sin is the first book in the Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire series, "a funny, kinky, erotic paranormal novella parody series about Gary the Time-Traveling Vampire's quest to choose a kinky lover with whom to spend eternity."
Fifty Shades of Broke
Following inexperienced and two-dimensional graduate Tatiana Uninteresting and the "most attractive man that has ever existed in the whole of human history," Sebastian Dekay, Fifty Shades of Broke "is a parody of relentless absurdity, foul language, surreal interactions and retarded nonsense. It was based on real events."
Filthy Shames of Lame
Filthy Shames of Lame follows Artlesstasia Chille as she "journeys into a world of sexual sexiness" with the mysterious Chastening Lame.
A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey
On his book A Guy's Secret Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey, Tom M. Paolangeli writes: "I've plodded through the mind-numbing boring stuff (and believe me, there’s whole lot of it.) I’ll give you the plot summary, highlight the sex scenes, and more importantly, teach you the things guys need to learn from this book. Just look for my tips throughout. You can thank me now or later. Consider it my gift to mankind, emphasis on the 'man.'"
Fifty Grades of Shay
Fifty Grades of Shay is exactly like E.L. James's Fifty, except that "it's set in a 1980s high school and no one has sex."
Fifty Shades of Garbage
In Fifty Shades of Garbage, "Marcia and Joe are still middle-class, late-twenty-somethings struggling with Marcia's . . . proclivities, while Joe wrestles with his own inner demons and stretches his more dominant self." Red Dumpster of Pain, anyone?
Fifty Shades of Pleasure: A Bedside Companion: Sex Secrets That Hurt So Good
Marisa Bennett's Fifty Shades of Pleasure: A Bedside Companion: Sex Secrets That Hurt So Good "eases you into the stingingly sweet side of sex." Meant to bring Christian Grey's fantasies to life in your own bedroom, this book has everything "from beginner bondage techniques and starter spanking to hot wax and flogging — no dungeon required!"
Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks
Phil Torcivia's parody series kicks off with Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks, which tells the scintillating tale of an unsophisticated and horny "old fart blogger Mormon Silver" and young entrepreneur Bea Plastique. Mormon is "startled to realize he wants this woman (from behind, mostly) and, despite her mysterious love of ice hockey, finds he is desperate to get close to her (and honk her boobies)."
Fifty Shades of Beige
Fifty Shades of Beige is the first book in Reid Mockery's parody series that takes you "into the wild world of kinky sex with two total idiots."
Fifty Shades of Brown
The feminist parody Fifty Shades of Brown follows the relationship of an overweight, acne-scarred heroine and an obese Scottish billionaire with a dark brown secret.
Fifty Shades of McGroin
Fifty Shades of McGroin by R.E. Diculous tells the tale of innocent Annie Position falling for the "spanking-obsessed CEO of McGroin Enterprises Holdings, Inc."
Fifty Shades of Gay
Fifty Shades of Gay is an erotic gay twist on the original story, but this time with Luke Tanner and tech billionaire Dorian Gay.
Fifty Shades Shadier
Phil Torcivia's Fifty Shades Shadier is the second book in his parody series about "the gorgeous, boob-a-licious, young mogul, Bea Plastique" and her lover Mormon Silver.
Fifty Shades Effed
Phil Torcivia's Fifty Shades Effed is the third book in his parody series about "silver-chinned blogger Mormon Silver" and "the horny and hungry young entrepreneur Beatrice Plastique."
Fifty Shades of Marker
Fifty Shades of Marker is book two of Reid Mockery's Fifty Shades parody series about the not-so dangerous adventures of Annis Thesia and Bobby Beige.
Fifty Shades of Stupid
Poupón Grey's Fifty Shades of Stupid is "the real man's guide to the world's stupidest book."
Fifty Shades of Black & Blue
I B Naughtie's parody Fifty Shades of Black & Blue stars Annabelle Stilletto from New Jersey and Vinnie Griso, the heir to the Vinnie's Auto Parts empire.
Fifteen Shades of Grey
The short story Fifteen Shades of Grey by A. Parody is about a hot blond looking for a Fifty Shades of Grey-type relationship and a geeky guy whose only experience with dungeons includes dragons.