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Books by E.L. James, Sylvia Day are most often left behind at Travelodge hotels

The hotel chain compiled a list of which books are most often left at their locations by customers.

By Staff Writer / August 28, 2013

'Fifty Shades Freed' and 'Bared to You' topped Travelodge's list of the novels customers abandon most often at their locations.

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It turns out those who stay at the hotel chain Travelodge may want to know how the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy turns out but don’t need to keep the books for a reread.

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Travelodge recently compiled its annual list of the 20 books that are left at their hotels most often, according to the Guardian, and James’ “Fifty Shades Freed,” the third book in her romance series, was the novel that was left at the hotels most often by guests. The hotel company estimated more than a thousand copies of the book were left at their locations. 

The erotic novel “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day came in second, while Jennifer Probst’s romance novel “The Wedding Bargain” (sense a theme?) took third place. The popular thriller “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn was fourth and J.K. Rowling’s satire “The Casual Vacancy” was the fifth-most-left book.

James and Day both appear on the list multiple times, with “Fifty Shades of Grey” by James coming in at sixth and Day’s “Reflected in You” scoring seventh place. In addition, Day’s “Entwined with You” has ninth place and James’ “Fifty Shades of Darker” has tenth.

Probst also appears frequently, with her novel “The Marriage Trap” taking twelfth place and “The Marriage Mistake” coming in at sixteenth.

For reasons that customers left their books at the hotels, Travelodge says the most popular is the charitable “finished reading it and left it for others,” while the second most popular comes from absentminded customers: “genuinely lost or forgot it.”

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