Books Britons Lie About Having Read
In a UK survey of 1,342 on the World Book Day website , 65% of respondents admitted to saying they had read a book that they hadn’t.
The number one book they lied about was George Orwell’s Ninteen Eighty-Four (42% said they lied about having read it). Other top false reads include:
War and Peace by Tolstoy (31%)
Ulysses by James Joyce (25%)
The Bible (24%)
Other interesting tidbits that came out of the survey are:
48% of those surveyed admitted to reading a book purchased as a gift for someone else before giving it to the recipient.
14% confessed to writing in a library book. (GASP!)
A horrifying 62% admitted to dog-earing pages to save their place as opposed to using some form of bookmark!