Books Most People Lie About Reading

April 11, 2019

Have you ever told a lie when it comes to the literary classics you’ve enjoyed reading? according to a BBC survey, one out of four people have lied about how well-read they really are. 

In fact, those bad cases of FOMO, are even more common when a classic, like Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (responsible for the most literary fibs), is adapted for TV or the big screen, that's why it is first on this list.

How many of the Books below have you actually read?

1 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll | Children's Classics


In this classic by Lewis Carroll little Alice experiences countless adventures in Wonderland. Download it today!

2 Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky | Fiction Classics


Raskolnikov kills two people in the belief that some people are "extraordinary" and have the right to kill others in order to improve the state of the world.

3 Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy | Romance Classics


Anna is unhappy with her marriage to a powerful politician, and when she falls in love with a dashing young officer, she must endure the criticism of others.

4 David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics


This book unearths the life of David Copperfield from his childhood into adulthood.

5 War and Peace

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy | Fiction Classics


The lives of Russian aristocrats become intertwined between the years 1805 and 1812 and during Napoleon's invasion of Russia.

6 Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen | Romance Classics


The beautiful, young Elizabeth falls in love with Mr. Darcy, but he must control his pride while she tries to overcome her prejudice.

7 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Mystery Classics


Twelve fascinating stories recount the investigations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they try to solve crimes in Victorian London.

8 Bleak House

Bleak House

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics


Multiple people compete to become the beneficiary of a will in the court case, Jarndyce v Jarndyce.

9 Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics


Pip is a poor orphan who grows up in England in the early 1800's. He endures many hardships including poverty and violence.

10 Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics


Oliver escapes from a miserable workhouse where he's spent his childhood, travels to London, and befriends Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their group of thieves.

11 The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Francis Scott Fitzgerald | Fiction Classics


In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It