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If you haven’t had time to read this week, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

A survey of 2,000 adults by The Reading Agency found that 67 per cent would like to read more, but 48 per cent say they’re just too busy to read.

Two fifths of us will tell a little lie when it comes to telling someone what we’ve read.

A whopping 64 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds lie about their reading habits.

And these are the books we’re most likely to lie about having read, when really, we’ve just seen the film:

  1. James Bond books, Ian Fleming
  2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
  4. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  6. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  7. The Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
  8. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  10. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
  12. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  13. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

As John Waters famously said:

If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't f**k 'em!

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