10 Books People Claim They’ve Read But Haven’t

These are the ten books that people are most likely to lie about having read, according to a survey by a pro-reading advocacy group in the UK.


1984 by George Orwell (42%)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (31%)

Ulysses by James Joyce (25%)

The Bible (24%)

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (16%)

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (15%)

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (14%)

In Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (9%)

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (6%)

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (6%)



Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

2 thoughts on “10 Books People Claim They’ve Read But Haven’t

  1. I’ve only read two, but I demand extra credit because they were War and Peace and the Bible.

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