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Most Popular Books Read on Subway

Top 10 Books Read on the New York Subway

A self-professed group of "publishing nerds" in New York have been noting what fellow subway riders are reading for the last four months and documenting it on Cover Spy. I went through its archive and found the 10 most common titles for an illuminating — if not scientific — look.

  1. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  3. Let the Great World Spin, Column McCann
  4. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  5. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  6. Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  7. Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  8. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  10. Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

If you take public transportation, what are you currently reading?

Source: Flickr User moriza

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