10 Science Fiction Books People Pretend to Read

I found a list of 10 Science Fiction books people pretend to have read. I felt all virtuous as I read the first book on the list – Cryptonomicon, check, I’ve read that! I also re-read that. I still felt virtuous with the second book – Dune, check, read that. Haven’t re-read it, but definitely read it. The other eight I have not read. I own Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but haven’t yet read it. I’ve read Asimov, but not the Foundation books. Many of the rest of the books I’ve not even heard of. Don’t worry, I’ve heard of Gravity’s Rainbow, but am really intimidated by it.

Have you read any of these? Do you agree that people should read these books instead of faking it?

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