15 Most Unfinished Reads, According to Goodreads

We have all done it. We abandon a book we were currently reading because it wasn’t do anything for you. Life is too short to read a book you no longer find interesting. But have you ever wondered which books are the most abandoned by book lovers? Well, Goodreads has the data. Here are the 15 most frequently abandoned books, according to Goodreads “Popular Abandoned Books” shelf: Continue reading “15 Most Unfinished Reads, According to Goodreads”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Classics

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What is a classic?

Well, here is how Oxford Dictionary defines it:

As an adjective:

Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind:”

And as a noun:

A work of art of recognized and established value:

I think these definitions reflect the same sentiments that are portrayed in society. Bookstores set aside classic books in their very own book display. Barnes & Noble has their very own line of books classified as “Barnes & Noble Classics”, a collection of books that the company publishes in their own editions and formats. The same goes with Random House’s imprint “Modern Library Classics” and “Bantam Classics”. See, from booksellers to publishers all across the world set aside certain books that they deemed to be classics.

But my question for this week’s discussion: what makes a book a classic?
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UK’s & US’s Bestselling Books: Week Ending June 20, 2015

After selling 1.1 million copies in its first week released, breaking records, it’s no surprise that Grey is number one in the UK. But shockingly, not in the US. The Girl on the Train is still going on strong, holding on to its crown. Maybe Grey overthrow its reign next week? We’ll just to wait and see.

UK Bestsellers:

  1. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian – E.L. James
  2. The Sunrise – Victoria Hislop
  3. Burn – James Patterson
  4. Personal – Lee Child
  5. Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites – Mary Berry
  6. Us – David Nicholls
  7. Guy Martin: My Autobiography – Guy Martin
  8. Twisted – Lynda La Plante
  9. Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles -Bernard Cornwell
  10. The Woman Who Stole My Life – Marian Keyes

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