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Most Highlighted Passages in Fifty Shades of Grey (Safe for Work)

Fifty Shades of Grey has dominated the bestseller list for weeks, and thanks to the Most Highlighted Books of All Time feature at Amazon, we can discover the passages that readers enjoyed the most.

Oddly enough, the most popular passages are very tame.  The most popular passage was underlined by 242 Kindle users, attributed to Andrew Carnegie: “A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

144 Kindle users highlighted the second most popular passage in the book: “the growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

According to Amazon, Fifty Shades of Grey is currently the 1,110th most highlighted book on Kindle. Hundreds of readers also highlighted to listen to later. We’ve linked to Spotify versions of these songs below…

438 Kindle users flagged “Flower Duet by Delibes, from the opera Lakmé.”

276 Kindle users liked “Villa Lobos, an aria from Bachianas Brasileiras.”

374 Kindle users liked “Spem In Alium, or the Forty Part Motet, by Thomas Tallis.”

176 Kindle users highlighted “Chopin. Opus 28, number 4. In E minor
Finally, this GalleyCat’s favorite passage was underlined by a mere 14 users:
That’s very profligate of you,” I murmur, bewildered by the choice, though I am hungry. “Yes, it is.” He sounds guilty. I opt for pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Christian tries to hide a smile as he returns to his egg white omelet. The food is delicious.
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