A BBC survey said that 60% of people are considered more attractive if they are well-read. So here are the 20 books we lie about when asked if we've read them.

"Have you read...?" It's a very common question. Maybe it's a question about the new novel everyone is talking about or there's a popular show or movie that's based on a book series, but it's a question that comes up a lot. So here is the list of the books people have lied and have said that they've read them.

20. "The Catcher in the Rye" J.D. Salinger

Little, Brown and Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. "Catch 22" Joseph Heller

Simon & Schuster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. "The Great Gatsby" F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. "And Then There Were None" Agatha Christie

Collins Crime Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, E.L. James

Vintage Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. "Oliver Twist" Charles Dickens

Richard Bentley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. "The Diary of Anne Frank" Anne Frank

Contact Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. "Great Expectations" Charles Dickens

Chapman & Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. "Harry Potter" series, J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. "Bleak House" Charles Dickens

Bradbury & Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. "Pride and Prejudice" Jane Austen

T. Egerton, Whitehall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. "Crime and Punishment" Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Russian Messenger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. "David Copperfield" Charles Dickens

Bradbury & Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. "To Kill a Mockingbird" Harper Lee

J. B. Lippincott & Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" Arthur Conan Doyle

George Newnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. "Anna Karenina" Leo Tolstoy

The Russian Messenger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy

The Russian Messenger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien

Allen & Unwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. "1984" George Orwell

Secker & Warburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" Lewis Carroll

Macmillan