I think we all have a book that we use for this purpose here is the question:
What book do you talk about as to sound more intelligent than those around you?
Mine would be The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and to make it even worse I’ve only read about half of the book! I always feel most intelligent when discussing classics, sometimes I will even talk about Shakespeare. I’ve only read three or four of his plays but I make sure people think I’ve read ten times as many.