Candy Crush Thrown Away for Reads on the Subway

June 27, 2014 | By Book Department

Sweet Books On Your Way...for Hungry Smartphone-loving Commuters
Do you find yourself spending more time than you would like to admit on Candy Crush? Well, instead of devouring those digital candies, get to reading these delicious books, perfect for your commute:


  • Alcools: Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire (Wesleyan, 1995)
    A collection of poems, which mixes the poet’s everyday life and the landscapes of the Rhineland. The collection represents a quest for modernity with the omission of punctuation, plunging the reader into heady dreams.

  • How I Became Stupid by Martin Page (Penguin Books, 2004)
    A twenty-five-year-old scholar, Antoine is so tortured by the depth of his perception that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessary in order to become stupid enough to be happy. A modern Candide tale.

  • The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu (Vintage, 2010)
    Little Jack was born on the coldest day ever, which causes his heart to be frozen solid, requiring a replacement by a cuckoo-clock in his chest. After that, his heart is too fragile for strong emotions. He must never, ever fall in love…


Too hot, too cold, too angry, too quiet, too busy, too lonely? We have the solutions here! Fun, fear and passion await. Each week, we will post thematic lists of great titles so you can let your bookworming desires run wild. Follow us on Twitter @FrenchBooksUSA and Instagram

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