Top Ten Books Left Behind in Hotel Rooms

Posted on 19 September, 2012 by MOVEHUT

When traveling, a book is one of the items that people always seem to make room for in their luggage no matter what. But according to the findings by Travelodge, there doesn’t seem to be any room in their baggage to take the book with them after their stay in one of their hotels.

Around 21,786 books were left behind in Travelodge hotel rooms during the last 12 months in the firm’s 500 commercial properties.

What books are people leaving behind in hotel rooms?

The top ten books left behind may surprise you as there are no biographies or celebrity tell all’s. Instead, thrillers, drama and crime novels have topped travellers must have reads, with E.L James, Stieg Larsson and Suzanna Collins coming in popular. The top ten books are:

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson
4. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
7. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
9. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Speaking of the books, Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for Travelodge, said: “It is interesting to see for the first time ever that our top ten books left behind index is not being dominated by celebrity biographies and chick lit books which it has done in the past.

“Trilogies have dominated the charts this year with Fifty Shades of Grey topping the poll. So popular is this book, our hotel staff have reported that business and leisure customers of all ages are reading this trilogy.”

Why do people leave books behind in hotels and what happens to them?

People have many reasons for leaving books behind. One could be that they did it by accident or the books were heavy and so they wanted to make their luggage lighter for travelling abroad. Finally, they could have simply finished the book and so were leaving it to the following guest to enjoy as well.

If any books aren’t collected within three months, Travelodge donates them to charity commercial properties. Cancer Research UK is there chosen charity shop. So although someone staying at the hotel may not get to enjoy your book after you have read it, you’re still doing a good deed by leaving it in the hotel room.

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