The 20 Books Hotel Guests Most Frequently Leave Behind
Before you check out of your hotel on your next vacation, don't forget do a quick sweep of the room for reading material—especially if you brought along any of the books on this list. As Travel + Leisure reports, these are the books guests are most likely to leave behind according to one hotel chain.
The hotel chain Travelodge recently reviewed the books guests have forgotten on their nightstands, and they noticed several titles that appeared more frequently than others. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, was the the No.1 most-abandoned book, followed by The Couple Next Door by Sharri Lapena and Bad Dad by David Walliams.
Three books from the Harry Potter universe—Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, and the Harry Potter: Coloring Book from Warner Bros.—made the list. Other children's titles included Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney and Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Magical Story from Disney. Guests also left behind plenty of thrillers aimed at adults, like Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and IT by Stephen King.
You can check out the full list below. And if you're guilty of forgetting any of these books on your last vacation, you better reach out to the hotel as soon as possible: After a couple months, some hotels let maids take home any unclaimed items they found.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
2. The Couple Next Door by Sharri Lapena
3. Bad Dad by David Walliams
4. Origin by Dan Brown
5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
7. Paul O'Grady's Country Life by Paul O’Grady
8. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
11. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Brasford
12. IT by Stephen King
13. The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams
14. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling
15. Big Little Lies by Liana Moriarty
16. All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class by Tim Shipman
17. Harry Potter: Coloring Book Warner Bros.
18. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
19. Donald Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump
20. Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Magical Story Disney
[h/t Travel + Leisure]