As Eat Pray Love hit theaters around the country, Elizabeth Gilbert‘s follow-up memoir Committed has held a high spot on the NY Times‘ nonfiction hardcover bestseller list. Gilbert’s book is also the 32nd most highlighted book on Kindle–so we searched for readers’ favorite passages.
Using Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books feature, we can actually track which passages these eBook readers enjoyed. For our new Popular Passages feature, we will track the most underlined passages from bestselling books.
An impressive 645 Kindle users highlighted this passage: “Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.”
486 Kindle users underlined this passage: “Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of that.?’ Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to be pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
Finally, 385 Kindle users loved this excerpt: “Real, sane, mature love–the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school–is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.”