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Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?

In the modern world of iPads, Kindles, and other tech gadgets, it’s rare to see people reading physical books these days.

But not these NYC subway riders. They say don’t judge the book by its cover, and that also applies to people. Sometimes we jump too quick to conclusions.

Try this.

Could you guess what book these riders are reading? (correct answers are at the bottom)

1. What is he reading?

Notes From The Underground” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Stiff: The Curious Life Of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach

2. What is he reading?

The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell


How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man” by Glenn O’Brien

3. What is she reading?

The Wonder Boys” by Michael Chabon


Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4. What is he reading?

Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood” by Marjane Satrapi


Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said” by Philp K. Dick

5. What is he reading?

Nine Stories” by J.D. Salinger


Let The Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

6. What is she reading?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling


Shoplifting from American Apparel” by Tao Lin

7. What is he reading?

Just Kids” by Patti Smith


Mastery” by Robert Greene

 8. What is she reading?

Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin


“De Gevangene Van De Hemel” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

9. What is he reading?

Politics” by Aristotle


A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers

10. What is he reading?

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero” by David Maraniss


Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller

11. What is he reading?

Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates


Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations” by Clay Shirky

12. What is she reading?

Girlfriend In A Coma” by Douglas Coupland


The Left Hand Of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin

13. What is she reading?

City Of Bones [Mortal Instruments #1]” by Cassandra Claire


Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]” by L.M. Montgomery

14. What is he reading?

The Souls Of Black Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois


Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn

15. What is he reading?

Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small” by John Cook


The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera

16. What is she reading?

Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese


Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

17. What is he reading?

The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini


The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued” by Ann Crittenden

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  • cornishfaerie

    Do people really believe they can accurately answer this most of the time ? Never mind that question: why WOULD anyone care enough to try ? Don’t they have enough to do on their own ? Or is this some kind of competitive game ?

    I’m sincere – I find that really odd (and I could see how some might go further than ‘odd’).