Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?

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  1. 1. What is he reading?

    "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    "Stiff: The Curious Life Of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    He's reading "Notes From The Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  2. 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
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading “How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man"by Glenn O'Brien

    He's reading “How To Be A Man: A Guide To Style And Behavior For The Modern Man"by Glenn O'Brien
  3. 3. What is she reading?

    "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon
    "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's reading "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon

    She's reading "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon
  4. 4. What is he reading?

    "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi
    "Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said" by Philp K. Dick
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi

    He's reading "Persepolis: The Story Of A Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi
  5. 5. What is he reading?

    "Nine Stories" by J.D. Salinger
    "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann

    He's reading "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann
  6. 6. What is she reading?

    "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling
    "Shoplifting from American Apparel" by Tao Lin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling

    She's reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling
  7. 7. What is he reading?

    "Just Kids" by Patti Smith
    "Mastery" by Robert Greene
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Mastery" by Robert Greene

    He's reading "Mastery" by Robert Greene
  8. 8. What is she reading?

    "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin
    "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's reading "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    She's reading "De Gevangene Van De Hemel" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  9. 9. What is he reading?

    "Politics" by Aristotle
    "A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Politics" by Aristotle

    He's reading "Politics" by Aristotle
  10. 10. What is he reading?

    "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" by David Maraniss
    "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller

    He's reading "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
  11. 11. What is he reading?

    "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates
    "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky

    He's reading "Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations" by Clay Shirky
  12. 12. What is she reading?

    "Girlfriend In A Coma" by Douglas Coupland
    "The Left Hand Of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  13. 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
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's reading "Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]" by L.M. Montgomery

    She's reading "Rainbow Valley [Anne of Green Gables #7]" by L.M. Montgomery
  14. 14. What is he reading?

    "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois
    "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois

    He's reading "The Souls Of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois
  15. 15. What is he reading?

    "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson
    "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson

    He's reading "Sexing The Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson
  16. 16. 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
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera

    He's reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
  17. 17. What is she reading?

    "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
    "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's reading "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese

    She's reading "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
  18. 18. What are they reading?

    "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey
    "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They're reading "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey

    They're reading "Blueberries For Sal" by Robert McCloskey
  19. 19. 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
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued" by Ann Crittenden

    He's reading "The Price Of Motherhood: Why The Most Important Job In The World Is Still The Least Valued" by Ann Crittenden
  20. 20. What is he reading?

    "The Areas Of My Expertise" by John Hodgman
    "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's reading "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers

    He's reading "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers

Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?