One Book, One New York
Imagine taking the train to work one Monday morning and everyone on the train is reading the same book. That is what the Mayor's Office is hoping will happen as they aim to start what would be the America's largest book club! With the initiative called One Book, One New York, the city hopes to encourage all New Yorkers to read the same book and engage each other in conversation about the book. Currently, the city is taking votes on what everyone wants the book to be. The choices are: The Sellout by Paul Beatty, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Click here to read about the books and cast your vote!