Do you notice what people are reading? At a coffee shop? At the dentist’s office? On the bus? We notice — and not just because we work at a library. Sometimes we notice because we want a good book to read; sometimes we get excited because we read and loved that same book. Most of the time, though, we notice as a sort of exercise in urban anthropology.
Below are just a few of the titles Library staff members spied on their commutes home. Oh, your book isn’t on here? Your bus isn’t on here? Please let us know what you’re reading — and what you spy others reading on the bus.
- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Route 43, 6/3)
- Bad Blood by Lorna Sage (Route 43, 6/3)
- Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (Route 15, 6/3)
- Enchanted Oasis by Faith Baldwin (Route 7, 6/3)
- Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman (Route 316, 6/4)
- Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection by Gordon Ramsay (Route 34, 6/4)
- The Ever-Running Man by Marcia Muller (Route 510, 6/4)
- Viriconium by M. John Harrison (Route 510, 6/4)
- Nothing to Lose by Lincoln Child (Route 415, 6/4)
- The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg (Route 14, 6/6)
- Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel by Cathy Yardley (Route 41, 6/6)
Related Post: See what books were spied last month in Metro Reads.