Travelodge has released some new house-keeping data on the books most often left behind at its hotels in Scotland, and no, “the bible,” doesn’t top the list.
Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing is high on the list of forgotten paperbacks, alongside a bunch of other recently adapted books including Agatha Christie’s Death on The Nile (seized by Sir Kenneth Branagh in 2022), Paddington Bear, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea (which got a 2019 TV adaptation that starred Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo as the tiger who left the tap running, if you can believe your good luck).
Also beloved by pie-eyed tourists? A Song of Fire and Ice, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Daisy Jones and the Six, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
In slightly less obvious titles on the 2022 Scotland Travelodge Books Left Behind Index, Dolly Alderton’s memoir Everything I Know About Love made the list! I love that brassy dame, and recommend taking her to bed whenever possible.
[H/T Abderdeen Live]