Take Two for July 15, 2013

When and why do you abandon a book mid-read?

Goodreads abandoned books

Goodreads

Maybe you're not in the mood for a movie about airborne sharks. How about a good book instead? 

If you're looking for a page-turner, you might want to avoid the list of books we're about to share with you. The website Goodreads compiled a list of books that people are most likely to abandon mid-read. 

Joining us to talk about the list is Goodreads' co-founder and editor-in-chief Elizabeth Khuri Chandler.

The Top 5 Abandoned Books:
1.) The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
2.) Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. Jones
3.) Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
4.) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
5.) Wicked by Gregory Maguire

The Top 5 Abandoned Classics:
1.) Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
2.) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
3.) Ulysses by James Joyce
4.) Moby Dick by Herman Melville
5.) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


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