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Almost Two-Thirds of People Lie About What They’ve Read To Appear More Intelligent

Almost Two-Thirds of People Lie About What They’ve Read To Appear More Intelligent

A new study in the UK, highlighted in the Telegraph yesterday, shows more than 60% of people in the UK pretend to have read classic novels to appear more intelligent.

 

Adults admit to pretending to have read the book when they’ve only seen a film or a TV adaptation. And half the people surveyed say they display books on their shelves without ever having read them.

 

The top 3 books people claim to have read, but haven’t are:

 1984 by George Orwell – 26%

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – 19%

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – 18%

 

Find the Telegraph article at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10286930/More-than-half-of-us-lie-about-reading-classic-novels.html

 

And to find out the names of some classic children’s books to pretend you’ve read, check out our pinterest board ‘Our Classic Recommendations at: http://pinterest.com/bookwalrus/our-classic-recommendations/

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