A strange truth about the Da Vinci Code

Top ten books we lie about reading:

1. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
4. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
5. 1984 – George Orwell
6. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – J.K Rowling
7. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
9. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
10. Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank

I am rather surprised to see some of the titles on this list. If I were to lie about what I had read, my list would be:

1. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

2. A la recherche de la temps perdu

3. Plato’s Republic

4. Caesar’s Gallic Wars

5. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

OK, I won’t go on, you get the picture. But to lie about having read The Da Vinci Code, or Men are from……..oh dear. The real "book snob" would surely lie about not having read books like these?