13 Books People Lie About Reading

Posted on April 27, 2017 by

If you’ve ever lied about the books you’ve read, you’re not alone. In a poll of 2,000 UK adults, 41% of people revealed they’ve stretched the truth about what — and how much — they read.

The poll was commissioned by UK-based charity The Reading Agency, and the results show that people claim to have read certain books when, in fact, they’ve only seen the movie. The most common reason people lie? To impress others — whether it’s a potential employer, a date, or their in-laws!

According to a press release from The Reading Agency, these are the books Britons most frequently claimed to have read when they actually only saw the movie:

 

1. James Bond novels by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

 

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

 

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4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

 

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

6. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

 

7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

 

8. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

 

9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

 

10. The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

 

11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

 

12. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

13. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

Have you ever lied about reading a book? If so, which one? Share in the comments!

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