'50 Shades of Grey ' tops list of books left in hotel rooms in UK
E.L James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the number one title left in British hotel rooms, it has been revealed.
Two other books in the 'mummy porn' trilogy were up there too - as were Suzanne Collins' 'Hunger Games' and Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' books.
Outside of the trilogies, the only book to enter the top 10 is 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett taking 10th place. David Nicholls' 'One Day' reached 11th place and Dawn French and Steve Jobs both enter the top 20 in 12th and 13th place respectively.
Previous number ones left on the night stand have included Katie Price's autobiography 'Pushed to the Limit', Piers Morgan's 'Don't You Know Who I Am' and 'The Blair Years' by Alastair Campbell.
"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," the Daily Mail quoted Hotel spokesman Shakila Ahmed as saying.
"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.
"Customers can not get enough of Mr Grey and Miss Steele, they are even reading the book whilst eating breakfast and dinner.
"Our 2012 books left behind index has revealed we are a nation addicted to trilogies, this is probably so that we can flee the reality of gloom and doom for a world of fantasy," Ahmed said.
During the last 12 months, around 21,786 books have been left behind in 36,500 Travelodge hotel rooms.
Escapism: It appears we indulge in a world of fantasy when we stay in hotels, with trilogies such as 'Fifty Shades' and 'The Hunger Games' topping the chart of books left in hotel rooms
The top 10 books most commonly left behind are:
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest - Stieg Larsson
Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
Fifty Shades Darker - E.L. James
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
The Help - Kathryn Stockett