The Books We Lie About Reading
The New York Times Magazine has a list of books that their staff lies about reading. They were inspired to ask the question after another site posted a list of books Brits lie about reading. Seems like something only students would do but no, some people want to appear smart by saying they read something they did not. Really stupid people, of course, just brag about TV shows they claim to have watched.
Read more at 6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com.
Oddly, their list is a pretty cool reading list. Does that make them smart for knowing the cool books to lie about? Here’s a few they came up with.
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn.
- The Kingdom and the Power, by Gay Talese.
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