If you’re currently sifting sand out of your loafers and thinking with mild guilt of that paperback you (accidentally) left behind in the guest room, you, my wicked book-abandoning friend, are not alone. Because Travelodge, the hotel chain, has disclosed their annual list of the books most often left behind in hotel rooms, and there are a lot of books that meet the same fate each year.
Top of the list is erotica: E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Freed is the number one abandoned book. Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker also made it onto the list, in the sixth and tenth spots. But James is far from alone: apparently people are abandoning erotica all over the place. Bared to You, Reflected in You, and Entwined with You by Sylvia Day are also way up there, and other Fifty Shades-like knockoffs, suggesting either that these books are so dull that their buyers become disenchanted and put them down midway through. Or, that they function perfectly as pornography: titillating during the period when the reader wants to be titillated, but superfluous and slightly embarrassing afterwards—not something you want to carry around with you.
Further down are some crummy celebrity autobiographies, Gone Girl, The Casual Vacancy, and …read more

Via: Melville House Books