I’m hoping unread books will make me look intellectual

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
				 Picture: Adam Davy

VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

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Did you see that list of 100 novels that everyone should read? I could only say I’d read 27 of them.

Maybe I haven’t spent enough time lying on beaches. More lazy holidays and I might have got through over 50.

Quite a few books on the list are on my shelves, but I admit that I haven’t actually got around to reading them yet.

They form part of a strategy that I hope will make me look intellectual when people come round.

They’re on display in front of my Twilight collection, the awesome Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the excellent Chaos Walking trilogy from Patrick Ness.

Maybe I should have looked at the top 100 books list for teenagers. I bet I’d crack 80 on that.