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Novels people are reading in Boston, June 2004

Novels people are reading in Boston, June 2004

A few months ago, I posted my observations on the reading preferences of commuters in Boston. With a new summer upon us, the trees have dressed up, the grass grown taller and the skirts shorter. To match pansies in bloom, toes captured for the winter in heavy boots, are finally jumping with joy, free in sandals, in bright hues and occasionally toe-rings. My earlier observations still hold, and I further emphasize that more women appear to read novels on the train than guys. The novels appearing now are very different from a few months ago.

Here is a quick list of what people were reading on the Red-Line in Boston over the last few days. As before, this is a random sampling. Any from this list you like? The novella seemed interesting to me.
Arranged Alphabetically by title:

  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy, (L Volokhonsky & R Pevear, Translators)
  • The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger (Two)
  • Dirt Music, Tim Winton
  • Four Past Midnight, Stephen King
  • The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices, Xinran Xue
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond
  • In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences, Truman Capote
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • The Middle East and Islamic World Reader, Marvin E. Gettleman & Stuart Schaar (Editors)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  • Ruby River, Lynn Pruett
  • The Runelords, David Farland
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Laura Hillenbrand
  • Shopgirl: A Novella, Steve Martin & Martin Steve
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus,
  • Sword of Shannara: In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord, Terry Brooks
  • To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

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