Monday, September 9, 2013 |
Have you ever fibbed about reading a classic book that you didn't finish or have never even picked up? Well if you have, you're not alone -- according to a British study, more than 60 per cent of people surveyed admitted to lying about having read a classic novel.
Another interesting finding was that half of the 2,000 individuals surveyed admitted to having books displayed on their shelves without having read them, the Telegraph reports.
So what are the Top 10 books people claim to have read, but haven't? Here they are!
1984 by George Orwell - 26 per cent
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - 19 per cent
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - 18 per cent
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - 15 per cent
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - 12 per cent
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - 11 per cent
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 10 per cent
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - 8 per cent
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - 8 per cent
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - 5 per cent