A GOOD read is one of the essential ingredients for a relaxing holiday, but some 600 books and 1,400 kindles are left on British Airways planes every year.
The most common is The Holy Bible, accounting for six percent of books left on board. Some of the more unusual books which have been found include notebooks, personal diaries, wedding sketchbooks, and even a cheque book!
British Airways has compiled a list of the top ten books most commonly left on flights over the past three months, as inspiration for good holidays reads this summer:
1. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Fiction, Thriller)
2. King and Maxwell Series, David Baldacci (Thriller)
3. The Fault in our Stars, John Green (Novel)
4. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty (Business/Economics)
5. Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson (Thriller)
6. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (Novel)
7. Michael Lewis, Flash Boys (Non-fiction)
8. Fifty Shades of Grey (Freed), EL James (Erotica)
9. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Novel)
10. The Racketeer, John Grisham (Thriller)
Novels are the most common type of book found on flights (22 percent), followed by crime thrillers, study and learning books, travel books, non-fiction and business, and economics. The least likely genre to be left behind are 'chick flicks'.
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