Have you ever lied about reading a book?

source: stillwaterpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

Even the most erudite and cultured Core students and faculty have at some point in their lives been placed in a sticky situation where lying about having read a book is the easiest way out.

A useful post from The Guardian gives us a study of the top ten books that people have pretended to have read:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell (26%)
  2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (19%)
  3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (18%)
  4. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (15%)
  5. A Passage to India by EM Forster (12%)
  6. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (11%)
  7. To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee (10%)
  8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (8%)
  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (8%)
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (5%)

Which books have you lied about? No one will judge. Professor Hamill secretly hasn’t read The Hungry Caterpillar and there is a rumor that Core alumna Rose Grenier never opened Don Quixote… No one will judge!

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