9/12/2012 1:04 AM
Fifty Shades of Grey may be a best seller, but it’s also the book British readers are most likely to leave behind. Travelodge, a budge hotet chain in the UK, has recovered around 7,000 copies of the erotic thriller from its rooms, earning the novel the dubious distinction of most discarded book. However, Fifty Shades Freed and Fifty Shades Darker fared little better.
Each year, Travelodge (not associated with the Travelodge in the U.S.) tallies the number of books left behind in its 36,500 hotel rooms. Guests left nearly 22,000 books over the past year, and the discarded books span a variety of genres.
Other novels on the “Books Left Behind” list include Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, which placed second and third after E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. The second book in the Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, placed fourth while Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games wrapped up the list of top five discarded books.
“It is interesting to see that our list is not dominated by celebrity biographies and chick lit books, which it has been in the past,” a Travelodge spokeswoman said.
Larsson earned another spot on the list with sixth place going to The Girl Who Played with Fire. James’ Fifty Shades Darker came in seventh, while Collins snatched up the eighth and ninth place spots with Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, rounds out the top ten and is the only book on the discarded list that is not part of a series of some sort.
Check out the full list of most commonly discarded books below. See any of your favorites?
1. Fifty Shades of Grey E.L. James
2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
3. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest Stieg Larsson
4. Fifty Shades Freed E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson
7. Fifty Shades Darker E.L. James
8. Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
9. Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
10. The Help Kathryn Stockett
11. One Day David Nicholls
12. A Tiny Bit Marvellous Dawn French
13. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Steve Jobs
14. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
15. The Brightest Star In The Sky Marian Keyes
16. The Fry Chronicles Stephen Fry
17. Room Emma Donoghue
18. StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath
19. The Confession John Grisham
20. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John Le Carre
Posted by Christy
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