I think we can all agree that on a good day, your daily commute is a mild inconvenience. But on a bad day, a long commute can be a Dante-esque level of hell. You're shoved into a small metal tube, oftentimes underground, in sweltering heat, and forced to touch and/or smell a great number of your fellow human beings, sometimes before you've had your morning coffee. Lucky for you, though, commuting doesn't have to be quite so much of a living nightmare: here are a few books that are perfect for commuters, to help you get through your commute in one piece.
After all, the upside of a long commute is that you have built-in reading time twice a day, everyday. Forget crushing candies or staring vacantly into the middle distance — a commute is the perfect opportunity to read. Don't waste that time feeling sorry for yourself or wishing you lived closer to the office. Stick your nose in a book, and you can travel to far off lands, solve heart-pounding mysteries, and try to understand poetry, all from the comfort of your subway seat.
So, whether it's on paper, kindle, or audiobook, here are a few great reads to get you through your daily travels: