Come on don’t lie. Oh the irony. You would probably lying right now if you said you have not. I know I have. There are just some books that we don’t want anyone knowing we read or said we have read, though in reality we probably never even cracked the book open. Reasons may include being embarrassed at the fact that we enjoyed the book, afraid someone will judge us for it, or you just want to impress others.
I will admit I’ve had my fair share of books that I lied about. Thinking back I know I shouldn’t have in the first place, but there is nothing I can do about it now. So without further ado here are the three books that I lied about.
1) Twilight series
Okay, I did read the first book and was not impressed. During my high school years and due to its immense popularity, I told everyone that I finished the whole entire series when I really didn’t. I guess I just wanted to look “cool” because everyone seemed to have read it at that time. Good thing no one caught onto my lie though because the only discussion that most girls had when it came to the books, were them gushing how “hot” Edward was.
2) Crime and Punishment
I actually did read this book but halfway through I couldn’t finish it (the first time I read it) I think I lied about reading the book because I was trying to impress a guy in my class. This was in high school as well. Oh god thinking about it now I feel so ashamed and really embarrassed.
However, I finally did read it a second time in college because I wanted to give it another chance (I finished it that time—took a lot of effort!) It ended up being an okay read.
3) The Kite Runner
This is not about not having read it, because I did finish the book. I lied about liking the book and saying how great it was, because everyone I had a discussion with on this book seemed to have enjoyed it and kept praising how wonderful it was. I didn’t want them questioning me and asking “Oh my gosh why?Why?It’s so great?Everyone loved it. Why not you?! Trust me people have done that to me to the point of annoyance. I extremely disliked the narrator and I don’t care if he “redeemed” himself. For those who loved the book I’m sorry but this book frustrated me. It was well-written though, just not a fan of the main character….