Thursday, October 06, 2011

How the average bookshelf is packed with 80 novels we haven't read in bid to look clever

  • Fifth of men admit to stealing their partners' 'chick-lit'

By Louise Boyle

Last updated at 3:39 PM on 6th October 2011

Readers pack their shelves at home with 80 books they haven’t read to appear more intelligent, a study revealed today.

The research found that 70 per cent of books in the average household’s bookcase remain unopened and a third of people admit they have no intention of reading them.

Four in ten also confessed that some works of literature are purely there for display purposes. More here.

Judging a book by its cover: An average household hasn't read 70 per cent of the titles on its bookshelves - they are just there to look good

Judging a book by its cover: An average household hasn't read 70 per cent of the titles on its bookshelves - they are just there to look good

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