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Do You Lie About Reading Certain Books? You Have Company

Not everyone finds reading fun. And there are certain people who love to boast of reading certain books for the sake of being known as someone who is well-read. So how about you? Have you ever lied about reading certain popular books or classics? Join the club because turns out, that’s not too uncommon!

When we meet people who have read certain classics, we seem to put them in a certain class. We harbor this assumption that they are well-read and intelligent, considering the fact that classic books are hard to read and dense. That is exactly the impact we want to have on others. Often, to achieve that impression, we tend to even lie about our reading list. Do you know which books people lie most about reading? Here are the top ones for you to go through and find out if you have done the same!

To Kill A Mocking Bird

Harper Lee’s classic about small-town racism is a true blue American classic. The Pulitzer prize winner is often taught in high school or middle school. It is considered to be one of the most read books about racism in America. Hence, it must be difficult for people to say that they haven’t read the book. For many others who read the book in middle school or high school, it must have been difficult to grasp the entire meaning of the book or the message that the author wanted to put across. So they’d probably say they read it but don’t remember much. There is also the Academy-Award winning movie that was adapted from the novel. If you have never read it or don’t remember the story much from school, read it now and add another classic to your shelves!

Lord Of Flies

William Golding’s Lord Of Flies is an allegorical novel about a group of pre-adolescent boys who are stranded on an island. When they are on the island all by themselves, they revert back to a primitive state despite coming from a civilized background. The story is about their descent to savagery. The theme revolves around the conflicting human mind always oscillating between morality and immorality. Golding went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature later, and so, despite having been published in 1954, Lord of the Flies remains a famous piece of literature to this day. However, people often do not realize how deep and relevant this book is, and lying about reading it can actually put them in trouble. So, if you haven’t yet, go read it!

Romeo And Juliet


This evergreen classic, about love and family feuds, is a classic that everybody says to have read — we don’t know how much truth is in it though. William Shakespeare’s take on tender love between two star-crossed lovers and two families who are at daggers drawn is a story that everyone is familiar with. However, many do not know that this is a play and not a novel. Of course, Shakespeare was a playwright, and nobody could match the beautiful lines that are immortalized even today through his amazing work. The tragic end of the story with the lovers dying fills our hearts with sorrow but also show what a master playwright Shakespeare was. Haven’t read it yet? No problem! You can even watch one of those movies if you want to have an idea about the story, but if you want the real deal, go for the book!

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone


Not having read the Harry Potter series, which has sold over 500 million copies, is like committing a sin. But there is always time to rectify your mistakes. One thing is guaranteed here when you start — you won’t be able to stop without finishing all seven books. Yes, it is that addictive! You are probably one of those people who have been to the Harry Potter-themed ride, been to Harry Potter-themed weddings, and yet you haven’t even read the first book in the series! There’s no shame in admitting that you haven’t read the story of the Boy Who Lived, but you’re definitely missing out!

Books can open up a whole new world of information for us. Aside from that, the stories we read change our perspectives and help us understand life better. If you regret not having read any book and need to lie about it, think again. Isn’t it better to read them after all? It is never too late to read or even re-read a book. So start now!

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