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So Shady! Books Most People Have Lied About Reading – James Bond & Lord of the Rings Tops

Well, a troubling new study has found that 41 percent of adults have lied about which books they have really read, according to a new survey by The Reading Agency.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy topped the charts of being claimed to have been read, when they have, in reality, just seen the movie.

In 3rd place was the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, followed by Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

The poll of 2,000 adults does reveal that two-thirds (67 percent) would like to read more than they currently do, while nearly half (48 percent) said they are too busy to read more. 11 percent of people admitted to fibbing about a book they’ve read in order to impress someone.

Books people are most likely to have lied about reading:

  1. James Bond books, Ian Fleming
  2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
  4. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  6. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  7. The Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
  8. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  10. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  12. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  13. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Are you guilty of lying about one of these books?

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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