Unloved: The books that were left left behind

image-medium (17)The most discarded books last year according to a budget hotel chain’s compilation are the following twenty, topped by E. L. James Fifty Shades of Freed.

You wonder why people chose them in the first place and where. Airport? Rail station? Library (hope not if they’re discarding them) Travelodge staff say  22,648 books in total were left at their hotels last year — that’s up from the previous year despite the rise of the eBook.

Perhaps once read they weigh people down or they’re not the sort of book that you return to. I’d have thought The Great Gatsby might be one that people would read again. Perhaps started it and didn’t fancy continuing …

A couple or more biographies creep in – including Dawn French, David Walliams, Cheryl Cole and Bradley Wiggins.

Anyway, it remains a mystery but Leeds Libraries have got copies of them all so if you fancy making them feel a bit more loved we’d be delighted if you borrowed them.


Links through to the catalogue to make things easy.

Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James

Bared To You, Sylvia Day

The Marriage Bargain, Jennifer Probst

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Fifty Shades Of Grey, E.L. James

Reflected In You, Sylvia Day

My Time, Bradley Wiggins

Entwined With You, Sylvia Day

10 Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James

11 My Story, Cheryl Cole

12 The Marriage Trap, Jennifer Probst

13 Camp David, David Walliams

14 Call The Midwife, Jennifer Worth

15 Before I Go To Sleep, S.J. Watson

16 The Marriage Mistake, Jennifer Probst

17 The Racketeer, John Grisham

18 The Carrier, Sophie Hannah

19 Oh Dear Silvia, Dawn French

20 The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald


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