Abandoning Books

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

I found this infographic on Goodreads, by way of The Paris Review.  It was too interesting not to share, and I hope I’m not breaking blog etiquette by copying and pasting it here.


The first category is Goodreads Top 5 most abandoned books.  I’ve read two of them: Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I hated the former.  I loved the latter.  I have not tried 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James, nor will I ever try it.  I am embarrassed for all of us, but mostly for the high school “friend” who informed everybody on Facebook that buying his wife this book improved their love life.  (He related that information more crudely than I have here.)  I have also not tried The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, but I will.  I just haven’t gotten…

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