I read a more books than usual this year because I rode the train daily. The subway is by far the best thing next to the library—I can tune out all the distractions of life, except on the A train. Some of the sideshows, stumbling their way up and down the car are almost impossible to ignore. Aside from that, I learned something on my way to work that wasn’t read in a tweet. Check out my top five recommendations from 2013 below. Thumb through.