What books are you lying about today?

Obviously lots of people lie about the books they have read. According to a recent survey people lie to impress others, even though it is highly unlikely that those others have read the books in question. The two top books people claim to have read when they haven’t are "1984" and "War and Peace".

Other books people have lied about were for example:

  • The Bible
  • books by Jane Austen
  • books by the Bronte sisters
  • books by Charles Dickens

Most astonishing of all is the fact that people claim they have read Barack Obama’s memoirs. Why on earth would you think you can impress someone by reading Obama’s memoirs? Are they already a classic and a must read? Not to my knowledge.

More info on this can be found on the BBC site and The Guardian site.

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