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Tube Reads: Books to Give You Company

Tube Reads: Books to Give You Company

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    Jan 18, 2017   Author : admin

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Sometimes, commuting to work on a daily basis can take its toll... it can be boring, monotonous and uninspiring. But you can add a little bit of "sparkle" to your day by reading a fantastic book or two; it can be about action, drama, thriller and the list goes on. As long as your imagination gets going, you're sure to have a good tube ride to work. See what MYC Writer Robert Bell has selected for you to read below:

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

There is something magical about reading on a crowded train or Tube carriage that allows you to feel transported to a different world. This is especially true with a fascinating book from a different culture like this one. Reading Lolita is the tale of how a brave teacher in Iran taught banned Western literature to her students. It is an absorbing tale of the power of books.

A Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This was the winner of the most recent Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is a riveting WWII story. A blind French girl, a German boy and a cursed diamond are among the main protagonists of this enchanting tale. Expect your daily commute to glide past more easily once you start turning the pages of this lovely book.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This is an oldie but a goodie. It was first published in 1979 but the humour and the sense of exploration remain enthralling even today. You will love reading about the trip to Magrathea, the computer that can calculate the answer to the ultimate question of life and the restaurant at the end of the universe. 

The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

On the face of it, this sounds like another science fiction book, but it is really more about the unpredictable nature of relationships. It is a strange and captivating type of book, as Henry the librarian involuntarily travels through time and his wife waits for him to come back each time.  It is a great read that will make your commute perhaps feel too short each day once you get started.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This book is set in London but it is quite unlike the city that will be slipping past your windows as you turn the pages. This is described as a phantasmagorical fairy tale that take places in a fictional Victorian London. The magical Circus of Dreams only opens when it is dark and has all sorts of crazy acts. Things soon turn dark and mysterious, though.  

Images: | MYC Writer: Robert Bell

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