I no longer have enough of a commute to read anything, but I’m still curious. The NYTimes did a survey (specifically asking “…on the subway”) and posted a very nice interface to their results:
The Bible shows up, but no Shakespeare. I do keep seeing that “Infinite Jest” one spoken of highly, which is a Hamlet reference for those that don’t recognize it. I’ll have to check that out. The top books are rounded out by classics – Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and War and Peace. I wonder if that’s a statement about the current political climate?
They also track newspapers and magazines, but that feels so … old to me. I haven’t meaningfully read a newspaper, or carried around a magazine, for years.
[ Link found courtesy RandomHouse on Twitter ]