There are ways to gauge how popular books are, I just don't know if this shows how "popular" or most "unpopular". Regardless, the book has been purchased, so the author wins either way. And, although the infamous Fifty Shade Of Grey leads the way, there are surprizing books discarded on the bed table. To say nothing of some rather quirky finds by those chambermaid bibliophiles.
The other two volumes in the trilogy – Fifty Shades Freed and Fifty Shades Darker – came fourth and seventh respectively on Travelodge's “Books Left Behind” list Photo: ALAMY
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Fifty Shades of Grey is 'most discarded' book
Fifty Shades of Grey is the book that Britons are most likely to leave behind in their hotel room, according to a new poll.
Travelodge, the budget hotel chain, reported that around 7,000 copies of E.L. James’s erotic bestseller have been recovered from its rooms since its release earlier this year.
The other two volumes in the trilogy – Fifty Shades Freed and Fifty Shades Darker – came fourth and seventh respectively on the firm’s annual “Books Left Behind” list, while titles by Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, The Girl Who Played With Fire) and Suzanne Collin (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) also featured prominently.
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett; Stephen Fry’s The Fry Chronicles; and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John Le Carre, made the top 20.
“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,” said a Travelodge spokeswoman.
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