1. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R TolkienHonestly?
2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
4. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
5. 1984 – George Orwell
6. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – J.K Rowling
7. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
9. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
10. Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
Or were you just bluffing to impress me?
According to a poll of over 4000 bookworms conducted by the Museums, Libraries and Archive Council (MLA), a third of British adults have lied about reading a book to appear more intelligent according to a new survey.
The poll revealed that:
40 per cent of people said they lied about reading certain books just so they could join in with conversation. ... Most people expand on their literary repertoire to impress a new date, 15 per cent have lied about the books they have read to a new colleague and five per cent have told porkies about their reading habits to their employer.As Head of Library Policy, John Dolan, says:
It’s fascinating to see that so many people are trying to impress others with the books they haven’t actually read.And the top ten above lists the books the Brits most often lie about.
Malaysians of course don't lie about reading books they haven't read ... even if it would be professionally expedient for them to do so!
Or do they?