It鈥檚 always helpful to get a good book recommendation. Whether you鈥檙e looking for a light聽summer read to enjoy poolside or a deeply thoughtful and聽inspirational book to read before bed, the right pick聽can really set your聽day on the right track. And what鈥檚 one of the best ways to find your next page-tuner? Asking all your friends, of course! This Instagram account 鈥 @subwaybookreview聽鈥 is doing just that, but with complete strangers. You can now find out what your fellow book-lovers on the NYC subway are reading and what they think of it.


When Uli Beutter Cohen moved to New York City from Germany, she noticed that聽many people read printed books rather than ebooks on the subway, and was equally amazed at the variety of titles. Based on the titles alone, she decided to stop judging the book and its reader by the cover and she started to interview readers whenever she was on the subway. The more reviews she collected, the more she realized how much the reader鈥檚 personal story is reflected in the books they choose. Based on that, Cohen decided to add a picture of the reader along with the review to add another element of personality.


The聽huge variety of stories that Cohen captures ranges from deeply moving聽to thoroughly entertaining. Whether you find your next great read or you just enjoy the personal stories, this Instagram account will definitely make you feel a little more connected and inspired to tackle that reading list you鈥檝e made.


What books are you reading right now? We鈥檇 love to get some ideas! Share your recommended reads in the comments below.