Subway Reads

I achieved a huge milestone in my “new” home recently, and that is receiving a library card at the local Brooklyn branch. I cannot be more excited about my “Where the Wild Things Are” themed tag that’s attached to my keys, or the endless possibilities that are connected to it. The subway can seem like such a waste of time, I scroll through my phone but without service underground even mindless scrolling is inhibited. My favorite thing to pass the time is reading, and now I can take home several options for the week to help me through my commute.

Throughout March I was very liberal with my choices, finishing a whole young adult trilogy by Jenny Han (writer of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), the second book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, a Candace Bushnell novel, and a Harry Potter book. It was quite a busy month (for reading anyhow). Indulging in these old favorites or new fascinations has been very fun, but I’m going to try to branch out next month with a few more non-fiction or adult options. Having read one of Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks last Summer that may be the first place I look for recommendations. (Entertainment Weekly also has solid options, especially for Summer beach reads in my experience.)


Reading on the subway has helped me claim my time back from my commute as well as return to my roots, having grown up engrossed in a book most days but lost the habit in college. I’ve already enjoyed hours at the library and I imagine that will only continue in my time here. What books have you read recently, and what’s on your list? Tried and true recommendations are always welcomed!