Interesting Fact - Books

According to the website Goodreads the most abandoned book is The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.

(The runners up for the not so prestigious award of being really putdownable were:-

Fifty Shades of Grey  by EL James
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
and surprisingly 
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The top five abandoned "classics" were:-

Catch 22
Heller’s satirical work, about the madness of the Second World War, introduced its title into the English language. The 1961 book follows the story of Joseph Yossarian, who flies bomber missions, and is convinced the military is trying to get him killed.  (Over 10m copies sold.)
The Lord of the Rings
The fantasy novel published in 1954 follows the epic journey of hobbits, dwarves, elves and other assorted creatures to destroy the Ring of Power.  It built a legion of fans and was turned into three blockbuster films.  (Over 150 million sold.)
The modernist work follows 18 episodes and was written over seven years. The tale of Leopold Bloom’s passage through Dublin caused controversy at the time of publication in the early 1920s but it has been hailed as one of the best English language novels of the 20th century.
Moby Dick
Dubbed one of the “Great American Novels,” the book follows Captain Ahab’s ill-fated pursuit of The Whale over 635 pages, told by sailor Ishmael. The 1851 work was met with indifference initially, but has gone on to achieve hallowed status in the American literary canon.
Atlas Shrugged
Rand’s tale of a dystopian America dogged by taxes and government regulations takes 1,168 pages to play out. It follows John Galt, whose theory is that if people stop seeking profit, the society will collapse. It is embraced by right wing America and has sold well since the financial crisis.

I have read (and enjoyed) 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Lord of the Rings (several times)
Moby Dick (I can understand people giving up)
Catch 22 (Brilliant book)

I have started and put down:-
Atlas Shrugged

I have never even picked up:-
Fifty Shades of Grey
Eat, Pray, Love (The film was good though)


For  April.