BOOKS I'VE LIED ABOUT READING

I work in publishing and I lie
  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Was all anyone in the book industry could talk about. It took me a year to get around to reading it. Until then I lied about it at every party I went to.
  2. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
    Is probably a fabulous book, which is what I told the author it was.
  3. Anything by Haruki Murakami
    I just haven't. When anyone mentions it, I smile and nod enigmatically and mumble about surrrealism.
  4. The fucking Bolaño book
    Otherwise I wouldn't be able to date in Brooklyn.
  5. Science Fiction stuff
    I like Fantasy. I say I like sci-fi/fantasy because, well, nerds. So I muddle through conversations about sci-fi with condescension and ovaries.
  6. I've never read anything by Judy Bloom.
    But, I have read every Sweet Valley High book published before 1999.
  7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    I've seen the movie.
  8. A Jonathan Franzen book
    and I've lied to his face, too. But his hair is stunning. I would read his book, if I could run my fingers through it.
  9. That Lena Dunham book
    what is it called? I don't really care. Also, because I couldn't survive in Brooklyn
  10. Also, The Satanic Verses, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, White Teeth, The Power Broker, Wuthering Heights, The Color Purple, anything by Amy Hempel, Richard Ford or Graham Greene
  11. BONUS books that I have read and pretended I didn't
    Nora Roberts. All of Nora Roberts.