In her brilliant blog, the Underground New York Public Library, Ourit Ben-Haim takes pictures of people reading on the subway – everything from The Great Gatsby to Star Wars to the Bible. The photos are beautifully crisp and the readers always look completely engrossed. (Above: The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America, by Don Lattin.)
The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger.
In Praise of Messy Lives, by Katie Roiphe.
Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair.
Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov.
Fallen, by Lauren Kate.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007: The Best Stories of the Year compiled by Charles D’ambrosia, Ursula K Le Guin and Lily Tuck; Edited by Laura Furman.
The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov.
On The Road, by Jack Kerouac.
Take a look at her blog here.